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Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:02:37 GMT2017-06-27T00:02:37Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids....

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:46:16 GMT2017-06-27T00:46:16Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined....

Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:21:45 GMT2017-06-26T23:21:45Z

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel - trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart during heavy winter rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream....

Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:21:30 GMT2017-06-27T04:21:30Z

COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) -- Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States....

New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:02:48 GMT2017-06-26T07:02:48Z

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand law student is taking the government to court in hopes of forcing it to set more ambitious climate change targets....

Flowers lovers flock to Vermont bog for wild orchids

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:22:12 GMT2017-06-26T04:22:12Z

HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Each spring and summer, a Vermont bog yields a rare spectacle - hundreds of wild orchids in bloom, drawing visitors from around the country....

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:38:00 GMT2017-06-23T17:38:00Z

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) -- Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light....

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:10:40 GMT2017-06-26T00:10:40Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida....