Storm threatens BP efforts to plug Gulf well
The threat of a new tropical storm forced crews to make preparations to protect the damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well, which could delay plans to permanently seal the leak that led to the environmental disaster.
Tar balls hit Texas as oil spill cost soars
Tar balls from the Gulf of Mexico spill have turned up on the Texas coast, expanding the oil slick's impact to all five Gulf states, officials said late Monday, as BP's disaster costs soared above three billion ...
UF experts urge wariness of mosquito-borne diseases this summer
For Floridians hoping that the record-breaking cold of this past winter might have stemmed the number of pesky mosquitoes, University of Florida entomologists have this message: the mosquitoes are out in full ...
Space shuttle crew head back to Earth
The crew of the shuttle Atlantis made their final preparations for a return to Earth Wednesday after a 12-day resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Bad weather postpones Japan rocket launch
Japan on Tuesday postponed the launch of a rocket due to deploy a Venus probe and an experimental "space yacht" propelled by solar particles, because of bad weather at the launch site.
Bad weather forces shuttle to skip 1st landing try
(AP) -- Bad weather has delayed space shuttle Discovery's homecoming.
Atlantis astronauts warily eye landing-day weather
(AP) -- Atlantis' astronauts checked their ship's flight systems and packed up Thursday in hopes of an on-time end to their triumphant Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, although the weather prospects ...
Saving heart attack patients in the middle of the night
When Joyce Moss recently arrived at Loyola University Hospital with a life-threatening heart attack, it took just 42 minutes to perform an emergency balloon angioplasty.