- 4-H program aims to grow next generation of ag scientists
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One team is developing GPS ear tags so cattle farmers can track herds from afar. Another thinks drones can protect livestock from predators. Yet another is developing a rechargeable portable warmer to prevent vaccines from freezing when dairy producers inoculate their herds in the winter.
- Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm.
- Floods in Texas, Kansas leave at least 6 dead, 2 missing
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.
- Vigil called at Cincinnati Zoo in tribute to slain gorilla
CINCINNATI (AP) — Animal rights activists gathered Monday for a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo response team concluded his life was in danger.
- Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town
DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich's only church.
- Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and a union said Monday.
- Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses.
- Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions of beachgoers this summer.
- Shootings at Houston auto shop leave gunman, customer dead
HOUSTON (AP) — A man came into a Houston auto detail shop and began shooting, killing a man known to be a customer and putting a neighborhood on lockdown Sunday before being killed by a SWAT officer, police said.
- Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.