Environment

Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they’ll turn themselves in

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after the FBI and other officers in armored vehicles surrounded them in a tense standoff. The developments came as Cliven Bundy — who led a Nevada standoff with federal officers...

Marijuana

Oregon halts sale of pesticide used to grow marijuana

The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the product, Guardian, identifies itself as 100 percent natural, and lists its active ingredients as cinnamon oil and citric acid. A state lab, however, found the presence of abamectin, a widely used insecticide.

Science

For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day. The founder of Oculus told a group of developers working on VR content Wednesday that the immersive medium's success should be measured by time— not necessarily money — spent on...

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