Republican Governor Rick Scott is restarting his high-profile purge of suspected noncitizens from Florida’s voting rolls in a move to appeal to core supporters that risks losing the backing of key swaths of the electorate.
The millions of gallons of oil leaking from a broken well a mile under the Gulf of Mexico may create oxygen-depleting dead zones below the ocean, killing sea life and upsetting the region’s ecology for decades, scientists say.
The New York Giants used their top draft pick on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul from the University of South Florida, seeking to improve a defense that surrendered the third-most points in the National Football League last season.
Undersea clouds of oil that kill marine life have spread for miles in the Gulf of Mexico from BP Plc’s leaking Macondo well, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today.
A promising future in academia and business beckoned Majid Abbasi. His research on how welding affects the properties of steel earned him a doctorate from Brigham Young University and a job offer from the University of Alabama. He was also seeking to patent and commercialize a technique he’d invented to improve cleaning of contact lenses.
Two months into his presidency at Rutgers University, Robert Barchi was overseeing the largest reorganization at U.S. public colleges, including a medical school merger. In a fateful decision, he chose not to watch a video of the men’s basketball coach abusing players that later horrified the nation.
Mitt Romney attacked Newt Gingrich as an “influence peddler in Washington” and a failed leader whose party ousted him as U.S. House speaker, as he sought in a debate last night to slow his challenger’s momentum in the Republican presidential race.