Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn't crack the Top 25 preseason rankings. But no school in the country throws a better party, according to the Princeton Review's 2017 edition of "The Best 381 Colleges." Here's a look at how it decides...

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Health

Orlando theme parks give free bug spray to ease Zika worries

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in Florida. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando on Sunday began offering the mosquito spray and lotion free of charge at their parks. No mosquito-transmitted case of the Zika...

Marijuana

Marijuana boom brings jobs, complaints to Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Josephine County's growing marijuana industry is experiencing growing pains. The number of medical marijuana grow sites in the county has remained steady from a year ago, at about 2,500. But growers who sell to retailers have been sprouting up — 38 new state-issued licenses have been granted this summer to...

Science

NY governor reels in shark, catches conservationists’ wrath

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is catching criticism from conservationists for reeling in a 154.5-pound thresher shark off Long Island. The Democrat tweeted a picture of his catch Sunday. Cuomo's office notes he was legally permitted to keep the shark. But several social media users still criticized the decision. Shark Research...

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