Science groups ask Trump to retain advisory board integrity

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of science and engineering groups is calling on President Donald Trump to make sure that his review of the role of scientific advisory boards respects the importance of accurate scientific data.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:54 am

Multibillion-dollar contract for Los Alamos lab up for bid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is beginning as criticism intensifies over the troubled safety record of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:04 am

Judge denies request to restart Shkreli jury selection

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for price-gouging has hit a rough patch.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:07 am

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much about the project remains undetermined.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:46 pm

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:02 pm