Archive for December, 2011

Genetically modified moths called crop aid

LONDON, Dec. 15 — A British company says genetically modified moths it has developed could be used to reduce the population of the vegetable-eating insects.

Elliott: Thank you, everyone

Bobby Smyth awoke last week and headed for his computer.

Markets Live: Gloom weighs on shares

Australian shares have extended their falls after consumer confidence took a big hit despite two rate cuts by the Reserve Bank.

Struggling 49ers starting to feel like the hunted

The San Francisco 49ers don’t seem to have much momentum heading into the stretch run after losing two of their last three.

Iowa’s Norm Parker to retire after 13 seasons

Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker says he’s retiring after 13 seasons with the Hawkeyes.

Reid defends nuclear chief amid complaints

WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is defending Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko after four other NRC commissioners said Jaczko’s actions were harming the agency.

Eldridge Fire Displaces Family

A house fire in Eldridge has left one family without a home for the holidays. It happened Thursday night at 9PM on the 2800 block of South Scott Park Road in Eldridge. Four people were inside at the time,

Final toll from melon listeria outbreak: 30 dead

DENVER – U.S. health authorities say the final death toll from an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is 30. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta issued the final update Thursday and said the outbreak is over.

Mum honours Aussie vet killed by elephant

The mother of an Australian woman gored to death by an elephant in Malaysia says it was a tragic accident but hopes her work will leave a lasting legacy.

Toxic Seep Contained At Commerce City Refinery

The Environmental Protection Agency says a toxic seep from a Commerce City oil refinery has been contained.