Ancient skeleton found in Mexico cave threatened by train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prehistoric human skeleton has been found in a cave system that flooded at the end of the last ice age 8,000 years ago, according to a speleological archaeologist on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Archaeologist Octavio del Río said he and fellow diver Peter Broger saw the shattered skull and skeleton partially … Read more

Sexual assault victim who alleges her DNA was used to arrest her sues San Francisco police

CNN — A sexual assault victim filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that San Francisco police violated her constitutional rights by relying on DNA taken from her rape kit years ago to arrest her in an unrelated robbery case. The woman, identified only as “Jane Doe,” alleges that law enforcement officers took her DNA in … Read more

FDA panel backs hotly debated ALS drug in rare second review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal health advisers voted Wednesday to recommend approval of an experimental drug to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease, a notable change for the hotly debated drug which was previously rejected by the same group earlier this year. Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 7-2 that the data from Amylyx Pharma … Read more

Chinese city of Chengdu imposes strict lockdown despite earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southwest China’s Chengdu maintained a strict COVID-19 lockdown for the city’s 21 million people, despite a major earthquake that killed at least 65 people in the peripheral areas. Images circulating online Tuesday showed workers wearing protective gear from top to bottom preventing apartment building residents from exiting through locked lobby … Read more

US Approves Updated COVID Drivers Targeting Newer Variants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses targeting the most common omicron strain today. Shooting could start in a few days. The measure of the Food and Drug Administration modifies the recipe of drinks made by Pfizer and its rival Moderna that they already have … Read more

Jackson water crisis forces residents to look for alternatives

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The water pressure at James Brown’s Jackson home was so low the faucets barely dripped. He didn’t know how to cook. He couldn’t take a bath. But he still had to work. The 73-year-old tree cutter loaded bags of ice into his truck at a gas station on his way to … Read more

Greenland’s ‘zombie ice’ will raise sea levels by 10 inches

Zombie ice from the massive Greenland ice sheet will eventually raise global sea levels by at least 10 inches (27 centimeters) on its own, according to a study released Monday. Zombie or doomed ice is ice that is still attached to thicker areas of ice, but is no longer fed by those larger glaciers. That’s … Read more

NASA Moon Rocket Launch: Live Updates

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A fuel leak and then an engine problem during final liftoff preparations prompted NASA to call off the launch of its powerful rocket to the new moon Monday night. tomorrow on a test flight with three test dummies on board. The next launch attempt won’t take place until Friday at … Read more

Sick dolphin calf gets better with tube-fed milk, helping hands

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) — A sick Irrawaddy dolphin calf too weak to swim was drowning in a tide pool off the coast of Thailand when fishermen found it. The fishermen quickly alerted marine conservationists, who advised them how to provide emergency care until a rescue team could transport the baby to Thailand’s Marine and Coastal … Read more

What you should know about SLS, Orion

NASA plans to launch the Artemis I mission on Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, sending the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion capsule on a more than month-long journey around the moon. — The uncrewed launch marks the debut of the most powerful rocket ever assembled and kicks off NASA’s long-awaited … Read more