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Scientists trace earliest history of HIV

LOS ANGELES – Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world’s most virulent strain of HIV had already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research.

Redactions from transcripts of 1954 hearings that resulted in loss of the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer, shown here at a 1945 Military Affairs Commission meeting, were recently released by the Department of Energy. (AP photo)

Release of transcripts helps secure Oppenheimer’s reputation

The release of unredacted transcripts of secret government hearings held in 1954 by the Atomic Energy Commission produced headlines last week as the disclosures reaffirmed the once-questioned loyalty of Los Alamos Manhattan Project mastermind J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Former commissioner sues water agency

Norm Gaume, former head of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, filed suit Wednesday chargin …

A great white heron stands on a pier as Hurricane Gonzalo approaches the area in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on Monday. According to a new federal report, the federal government needs to do more to fight the acidification of the oceans.(Ricardo Arduengo/The Associated Press)

Report warns of ocean acidification

WASHINGTON – The federal government needs to pay more attention to what is often referred to …