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A herd of bison graze in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming in this file photo taken June 20, 2011. Wildlife conservationists petitioned the Obama administration on Monday to halt the practice of killing bison from Yellowstone National Park, sometimes by the hundreds, to prevent the spread of disease to cattle that graze on neighboring land in Montana.

Yellowstone to cull 900 bison to ‘stabilize’ famed herd, prevent spread of brucellosis

Yellowstone National Park plans to reduce its bison population this winter by as many as 900 head, or a fifth of the herd, by killing …

U.S. general says he cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq’s …

Urine test for cervical cancer virus offers less invasive alternative to cervical smear

LONDON — A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional …

Wynn Resorts wins license to build casino near Boston

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday awarded a …

Obama awards Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War veterans

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, …

GMO safety, weed control top concerns as US study kicks off

Agriculture experts raised a number of concerns with genetically modified …

Lawmakers move toward arming Syrian rebels, with conditions

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives will begin debating legislation …

Mice given human brain gene learned tasks faster, study finds

NEW YORK — Although it’s far from the sort of …

Prominent Washington lobbyist Thomas Boggs Jr. dies at 73

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who was a pioneer in melding …

Researcher killed by bear in Wyoming wilderness

A Utah man who disappeared earlier this month while conducting …

Murder charges for man in gruesome Florida quadruple killing

TAMPA, Florida — Florida police charged a man with murder …

Children of Arizona gun instructor who was killed by girl wish her peace

The children of an Arizona gun range instructor who was …

Joe Sample, jazz-funk keyboardist who founded the Crusaders, dies at 75

Joe Sample, a soft-spoken keyboard player and composer whose blending …

Montana BASE jumper falls to his death in Glacier National Park

MISSOULA, Montana — A Montana hiker reported as missing after …

NH man appeals conviction for killing college student

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire man is appealing his …

Veterinarian explains ‘high-risk’ surgery required to remove tumor 10-year-old goldfish

Goldfish: the reluctant carnival prize, the fish you don’t expect …
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