Sloan Foundation programmer to receive honorary book award

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're a fan of "Hidden Figures" and Margot Lee Shetterly's story of three black female mathematicians' contributions to the space program, you should thank in part the efforts of t...

Past NASA chiefs gather for space agency's 60th anniversary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — NASA chiefs going back 30 years have come together to mark the space agency's 60th anniversary. Five former NASA administrators joined current boss Jim Bridensti...

Federal lawyers: Gulf oil leak spills much more than thought

Federal government lawyers say a 14-year-old leak is releasing much more oil each day into the Gulf of Mexico than officials previously claimed. A Friday court filing in a case invol...

Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarette...

DowDuPont names leaders for Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — DowDuPont is naming the chief executives who will lead its agriculture and specialty products businesses once they're split off from the company. The chemical g...

Taiwanese-American shows how young power can change the world

Unlike most people, Cassandra Lin (林心瑜) knew at the age of 10 what she wanted to do with her life. A curious and passionate child growing up in Rhode Island, the Taiwanese-American, now 20, has bee...

Taiwanese solar cell maker Motech ends contract with over 300 migrant workers prematurely 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese solar PV cell manufacturer Motech announced Monday, Sept. 17, it will terminate employment contracts with more than 300 migrant workers prematurely...

To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. ...

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twic...

APNewsBreak: Few safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog's investigation that finds...

New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that had been closed since early September because of an undisclosed security concern is now scheduled to reopen on Mond...

Beijing using 'Taiwanese spy' propaganda to foment anti-Taiwan attitudes in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This weekend in China, there has been a coordinated effort among media outlets and the government to raise the specter of Taiwanese spies and their informants infiltrating...

US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread dev...

2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two deadly storms roar ashore on the same day, half a world apart. But the way they spread devastation is as different as water and wind. Typhoon Mangkhut made land...

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California ear...