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EPA Urged To Clean Up Water Contamination

EPA Urged To Clean Up Water Contamination

Aug 14
The EPA is being urged to regulate a group of chemicals that are contaminating the public water supply in dozens of states. The group of chemicals known as PFAS were used in everything from nonstick cookware to firefighting foam.

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 14
Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

VF Breaks Away From Denim to Focus on Activewear

VF Breaks Away From Denim to Focus on Activewear

By Michelle Chapman, Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 14
The company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division to focus on its fast-growing outdoor and activewear business as Americans swap out jeans for yoga pants.

PopUps: Twitter Isn't Happy with Sam Smith's Opinions on Michael Jackson

PopUps: Twitter Isn't Happy with Sam Smith's Opinions on Michael Jackson

Aug 14
Has Sam Smith stepped in it again?

A Taste for Octopus Increases Global Demand

A Taste for Octopus Increases Global Demand

By David Montero Sierra | Aug 14
Whether it's spiced in the Spanish style or sliced as Japanese sashimi, octopus as a dish is becoming a victim of its own popularity.

To Fend Off Netflix, Movie Theaters Try 3-Screen Immersion

To Fend Off Netflix, Movie Theaters Try 3-Screen Immersion

By Robert Stevens | Aug 14
Sit at the back of the movie theater, and it's possible to see the appeal of ScreenX, the latest attempt to drag film lovers off the sofa and away from Netflix.

Business Owners, Visitors Rejoice as Yosemite Reopens

Business Owners, Visitors Rejoice as Yosemite Reopens

By Amanda Lee Myers | Aug 14
The nearly three-week closure was the result of a massive wildfire that has burned 150 square miles (389 sq. kilometers) and killed two firefighters since it started July 13.

Toxic Algae Bloom Plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

Toxic Algae Bloom Plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

By Tamara Lush | Aug 14
Tons of dead fish. A smell so awful you gag with one inhale. Empty beaches, empty roads, empty restaurants.

Oregon Coast Tourism Down, But Spending Increases

Oregon Coast Tourism Down, But Spending Increases

Aug 14
The number of visitors staying in a hotel or rental home on the Oregon Coast dipped slightly last year, but overall spending grew to nearly $2 billion.

Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

By Scott Bauer | Aug 14
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great."

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