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New bioengineering lab benefits UMass Dartmouth students
Students study bacteria that come from the soil or other natural environments that produce compounds.

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73-year-old gets 75 years for trying to reclaim former ranch
A former Montana rancher spent 27 years behind bars after convictions beginning in the mid-1980s for intimidating judges, attorneys and others involved in the court-mandated sale of the ranch.
White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs
The Food and Drug Administration has already successfully encouraged many drug companies to phase out the use of antibiotics used for animal growth promotion, but advocacy groups have called on the agency to limit other uses of animal antibiotics as...
California Senate moves $1B water plan amid drought
A companion measure to authorize fines for illegal diversions of water drew criticism from Republicans for expanding government powers without traditional legislative scrutiny.
Buffett-backed H.J. Heinz buys Kraft, creates $28B food giant
Buffett-backed H.J. Heinz buys Kraft, creates $28B food giant
The combined comapny will own Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, Ore-Ida and large stable of other brands.
Appeals court sets hearing on Obama immigration injunction
The Justice Department earlier this month filed an emergency motion with the 5th Circuit, asking it to lift the preliminary injunction against the president's immigration actions.
Broth maker leaves San Diego for Medford
A business consultant said the Rogue Valley was a good fit for Bare Bones — which uses organic produce and bones from pastured and grass-fed animals.
N. Idaho county asks Congress to designate wilderness
The county resolution adopted Tuesday states that the area offers outstanding views, recreation opportunities, and contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
USDA wants to redefine farming, limit subsidies
USDA wants to redefine farming, limit subsidies
USDA proposes that farms must document that their managers put in 500 hours of substantial management work annually or 25 percent of the time necessary for the success of the farming operation to qualify.
Bill would create organic-type labels for non-GMO foods
The proposed government-certified label would allow companies that want to advertise their foods as GMO-free to do so, but it would not be mandatory for others.
Sea-aged wine worries federal agency
The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issued an advisory saying water pressure could cause contaminants to seep into the bottles.