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  • Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Swashbuckling billionaire Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, bringing astro-tourism a step closer to reality and beating out his exceedingly richer rival Jeff Bezos.
  • Not pot: US hemp farms take root under state pilot programs

    EATON, N.Y. - A lush field of cannabis growing on a secluded hilltop in central New York may look and smell like marijuana, but its myriad uses don't include getting high.
  • B.C. mine president denies being warned tailings pond would fail

    LIKELY, B.C. - Concerns raised in a report three years before a massive tailings pond breached at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in central British Columbia were "basically ignored," said a First Nations leader whose territory has been soiled by the disaster.

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