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Ask Dr. Universe: How do bugs have poison?

Whether an animal is venomous or poisonous, it will often use its bright colors or patterns to warn a predator. For example, monarch butterflies have orange and black patterns on …

Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job.

Republicans face renewed pressure on Mueller protection bill

Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that …

Kids are more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays than adults. Here’s how to protect them.

Prevention and moderation are the keys to protecting your kids, and there are plenty of options for barriers to shield them from the harmful rays.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Mulvaney insists consumer watchdog still doing its job

Mick Mulvaney tried Wednesday to reassure Democrats on a House finance panel that he’s committed to punishing unscrupulous financial companies, while agreeing with Republicans that the watchdog agency he runs …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Trump hears emotional students, parents; expresses interest in concealed carry for teachers

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017

Poll: Most say sexual misconduct victims are underprotected

Most Americans say sexual misconduct is a major problem and that too little is being done to protect victims, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

Equifax’s massive hack has a tiny silver lining

More employees are likely to see a timely new offering when they choose their benefits in a month or so – identity-theft protection.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

Uber settles with FTC over allegations it failed to protect customer data

Uber has agreed to settle accusations by America’s top consumer protection agency that the ride-hailing company failed to protect consumers’ sensitive data, a misstep that allegedly allowed employees to access …

Gov. Jay Inslee signs sexual assault protection order bill

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would allow the courts to issue permanent protection orders for victims of sexual assault.

Wetlands Program Sign-Up Under Way

The federal government is willing to pay people for protecting wetlands on their property. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is conducting a sign-up for its Wetlands Reserve Program until June …

Americans Did Not Mandate A Sell-Off Of Their Last Frontier

A scenic portion of Alaska’s immense but environmentally delicate landscape serves as a backdrop for the picturesque fishing village of Haines. File photo.

Sportsmen Demand To See Salmon Plan Groups Reiterate Support Of Power Council Drawdown

Idaho sportsmen turned over 1,000 letters on Monday demanding Gov. Phil Batt disclose his plan for restoring the state’s steelhead runs. But as Idaho Steelhead and Salmon Unlimited presented the …