Tropical Storm Vance formed Thursday in the Eastern Pacific some 430 miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Michael Hass wears a white lab coat as he leans over the liquid nitrogen to grind a brittle a leaf from a mango tree with mortar and pestle into fine white powder. He is attempting to break the leaf cells open in order to extract DNA, part of a larger scale project collecting DNA from various rare and endangered plant species at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
WASHINGTON — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Even small clusters of Ebola cases could overwhelm parts of US medical care system
WASHINGTON — Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, sources said, resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cyber teams worked to contain the intrusion.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that heightened security measures are being taken at federal buildings in Washington and nationwide, citing the recent shooting at the Canadian Parliament and threats from terrorist groups to attack the United States.
WOODLAND, Calif. — California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.
ATLANTIC, Va. — The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible?
IRBIL, Iraq — Thousands of cheering, flag-waving people gave a noisy send-off to a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops who left Tuesday for Turkey — the first step on their way to help their Syrian brethren fight Islamic extremists in the embattled border town of Kobani.
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.
House GOP making liberal use of unpopular president in their late-campaign ads