House measures rebuke North Korea for belligerent behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House has voted overwhelmingly to condemn North Korea's development of long-range ballistic missiles and urge that the reclusive Asian nation be put back on the terrorism blacklist.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Then and now: How glaciers around the world are melting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past decade, scientists and photographers keep returning to the world's glaciers, watching them shrink with each visit. Now they want others to see how a warming planet is melting masses of ice in a series of before-and-after photos.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Fire chief: 3 die, 4 hurt when boiler explodes in St. Louis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people were killed and four others injured Monday when an explosion launched a boiler the size of a van through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down hundreds of feet (meters) away in a neighboring laundry business, the fire chief said.

  • Written by JIM SUHR , Associated Press

Interior Department repeals Obama-era rule on coal royalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is scrapping an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don't shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press