A baby stegosaurus’ first steps 150 million years ago can now be modeled in 3D with a few clicks on a camera phone. The technology makes studying dinosaur footprints cheap and easy. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials defended their response to the immigration crisis on the Southwest border Wednesday and pledged to get control of the flood of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America.
“We believe we will stem this tide,” the officials said in a joint statement prepared for a Senate hearing. Continue reading
This May, Colorado’s governor signed the nation’s first “right to try” bill, which allows terminally ill patients to try unapproved — and potentially dangerous — drugs outside of clinical trials and without approval from federal regulators. Continue reading
In May, Colorado became the first state to pass a so-called ‘right to try’ law, allowing terminal patients access to experimental drugs without FDA approval — and Missouri is about to follow suit. NewsHour Weekend examines the issue by speaking with the Missouri bill’s sponsor and his daughter, who is suffering from cancer. Continue reading
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington state, and though it’s still illegal under federal law, more states are considering the move, setting the stage for a potential gold rush that could conceivably rival the repeal of prohibition. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the cannabis industry. Continue reading
Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review that shows wide state-by-state disparities in safety checks. Continue reading
A baker in a suburb of Denver must make wedding cakes for same-sex couples despite his religious objections, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled Friday.
Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig in July 2012. Phillips, a devout Christian, cited religious objections in his refusal, which the commission said were overruled by Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws that prevents businesses from refusing service due to customer sexual orientation. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, the military-backed Egyptian government extended voting for a third day and kept polls open later to boost the number of voters, but Islamists boycotted the election over the Army crackdown that’s left hundreds dead or in jail. Also, Nigerian authorities say Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 54 people in the north. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, a May storm dropped wet, slushy snow across Wyoming and Colorado, forcing much of an interstate to shut down in southern Wyoming. The storm also spawned minor tornadoes in Nebraska. Also, the Taliban killed at least 21 people in attacks scattered across Afghanistan as part of a spring offensive. Continue reading