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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. Kindness and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. But when she came across an unrecognizable collection made not of spray paint but substances like grease pencil and apparently left...
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...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Animal rights activists plan 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. Anthony Seta (SAY'-tuh) calls the 17-year-old...
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. On...
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...
The museum that operates the Glass House, the internationally known modernist landmark designed by architect Philip Johnson, is moving to expand arts programming and the fundraisers its hosts on the building grounds in New Canaan. First, it had to win over the town's planning...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Students from an all-female arts college in Philadelphia attended a conference for video game developers last year and, without even trying, they stood out. "We were basically the only girls in the room," recalled Lindsey O'Brien, 21, a rising senior at...
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A 1,300-pound hunk of iron on display at Fort Ticonderoga certainly has gotten around, despite its heft. The well-traveled artifact, half of a mortar that split in 1776, is a featured piece in the fort's new exhibit, "The Last Argument of Kings: The Art...