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  • Alaska wildfire grows, spurs evacuations

    May 25, 2014 9:32 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Officials say a massive wildfire burning in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage has grown in windy conditions and mandatory evacuations are underway. Alaska Interagency Management Team spokeswoman Michelle Weston says 1,000 structures are in the area under evacuation, but she doesn't have a number of... more »
  • Growth spurs Youngsville to eye new rules

    December 27, 2012 7:33 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Youngsville is considering new regulations to guide commercial and residential development in a once-tiny municipality that has seen its population grow by more than 400 percent over the past two decades. Youngsville Mayor Wilson Viator tells The Advocate the city has no zoning laws, and there... more »
  • Pharma's niche focus spurs US aid for antibiotics

    January 25, 2012 10:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The pharmaceutical industry won approval to market a record number of new drugs for rare diseases last year, as a combination of scientific innovation and business opportunity spurred new treatments for diseases long-ignored by drug companies. Drug companies are increasingly taking advantage of the commercial benefits of... more »
  • Schwarzenegger Child Report Spurs Media Frenzy

    May 19, 2011 8:03 AM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - The middle-aged woman, her husband and her son became perfect neighbors after they arrived a year ago on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac, residents recalled. That peace was disrupted Wednesday as the media descended on the Bakersfield area after unconfirmed reports flashed across the Internet that former... more »
  • Huge Volcanic Blast Spurs more Indonesians to Flee

    November 3, 2010 8:39 AM

    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's deadly Mount Merapi erupted Wednesday with its biggest volcanic explosion yet, forcing hasty evacuations of more villagers and the panicked refugees who already fled the initial blast a week ago. The eruption lasted more than an hour and shot searing ashes miles into the... more »

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