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Pioneer In Medical Genetics Dies At 86

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Dr. Victor A. McKusick, a key architect of the Human Genome Project and a winner of the National Medal of Science, has died. He was 86.

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Judge: EPA Must Regulate Ship Water Discharge

Posted: 07/24/2008 - An appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the water discharged from ships as a way to protect local ecosystems from invasive species.

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California Agriculture Doing Well

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Fresno County topped the $5.3 billion mark in agriculture production last year, holding onto its place as the No. 1 farming county in the country.

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Expert Warns Wheat Residue Too Valuable To Lose

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Times are good for wheat farmers, but they should resist the urge to harvest their crop residue and sell it for ethanol production, a federal researcher says.

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N.M. Cavers Chart Unique `Snowy' River Of Crystals

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.

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Dolly Hammers Northern Mexico

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Hurricane Dolly toppled trees and sent billboards flying Wednesday in the Mexican city of Matamoros, and authorities south of the U.S. border warned of possible flooding.

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Earthquake Hits Japan, More Than 100 Injured

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A powerful earthquake rattled parts of northern Japan early Thursday, injuring more than 100 people, triggering landslides and cutting power to thousands of people, officials said.

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Scientists Find Complete Dinosaur Fossil

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Japanese and Mongolian scientists have successfully recovered the complete skeleton of a 70-million-year-old young dinosaur, a nature museum announced Thursday.

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Aftershocks Kill 1, Injure 10 In China

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Three aftershocks jolted parts of China on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said, killing one person and injuring more than 10.

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Levees Hold but Waters Rise In Dolly's Rains

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Hurricane Dolly slammed ashore and then loitered over deep south Texas as a tropical storm, dumping as much as a foot of rain in places and ripping roofs off buildings with 100 mph winds.

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Gas and Violence Among Hurricane Worries

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Nearly one-fourth of people in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina would refuse to evacuate for a storm if told to, a survey released Wednesday by Harvard University found.

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Hurricane Dolly Slams Into Texas With 100 mph Winds

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Hurricane Dolly gathered strength and slammed into the South Texas coast Wednesday with punishing rain and winds of 100 mph, blowing down signs, damaging an apartment complex and knocking out power to thousands.

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Mexican Soldiers Help As Dolly Hits

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Mexican soldiers made a last-minute attempt to rescue people at the mouth of the Rio Grande early Wednesday as Hurricane Dolly's leading edge hit the Gulf coast.

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Dolly Lashes Texas Coast

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Hurricane Dolly churned into a Category 2 storm as its eye neared the Texas-Mexico border Wednesday, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains that blew down signs, damaged an apartment complex and knocked out electricity to thousands.

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Strong Quake Hits Off Japan Coast

Posted: 07/23/2008 - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off the northern Japanese coast early Thursday but prompted no immediate reports of injuries or other damage, the nation's weather agency said.

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