News from the Field

Possible New Human Species Discovered

Fossils unearthed in China more than 20 years ago might be from a previously unknown human species, according to a paper published Wednesday in the PloS One science journal. The bone fragments were... Read More

Baumgartner Makes Test Jump

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner leaped from a balloon at an altitude of 13.6 miles on Thursday in Roswell, New Mexico, in a practice jump for a planned attempt later this summer at a a... Read More

Heli Guide Dies in Alaska Avalanche

A heli-skiing guide and Colorado native died Tuesday in an avalanche while working with clients near Haines, Alaska. Robert Liberman, 35, was a native of Telluride, Colorado and worked for Alaska... Read More

IOC to Get Tyler Hamilton's USADA Files

The United States Anti-Doping Association announced Tuesday that it will give the International Olympic Committee files on cyclist Tyler Hamilton in time to decide whether to reorder medals from... Read More

Bus Crash Kills 28 in Swiss Alps

Six adults and 22 Belgian children died Tuesday when a tour bus carrying them home from a ski trip to the Swiss Alps crashed into a tunnel wall near Sierre, Switzerland. The bus hit the side of the... Read More