SALMON HATCHERY STUDY
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — New research has found that a hatchery using wild salmon to spawn the next generation can help rebuild endangered salmon runs without passing on genetic problems that threaten future returns. The study, published in the online edition of the scientific journal Molecular Ecology, contrasts earlier research suggesting that hatcheries themselves genetically select for fish that go on to fail once they are released into the wild. By Jeff Barnard.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The National Labor Relations Board has affirmed a judge's decision that the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press has bargained in bad faith in a long-running dispute with a newsroom union.
LOS ANGELES — Dwight Howard flattened the creases across the chest of his brand-new gold jersey and joined his teammates for a group photo, joking around and laughing even while saying cheese. The superstar center might be an eight-year NBA veteran, but Monday still felt like the first day of school. By Greg Beacham.
FILM-BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
LOS ANGELES — The independent-film hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will be ineligible for the Screen Actors Guild Awards because its stars were not professional actors. Guild officials say "Beasts" was not made under provisions of the union's contracts.