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SpaceX's Elon Musk turns to science fiction for Mars ship

Published Sep. 30 2016
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If SpaceX founder Elon Musk's plan to establish a city on Mars sounds like science fiction, then consider the name...

Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark

Published Sep. 30 2016
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A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate...

Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

Published Sep. 30 2016
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Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing...

Cellphones spill into Yellowstone's wilds despite park plan

Published Sep. 30 2016
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Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.

House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO

Published Sep. 30 2016
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Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers...

New Jersey train station crash kills 1; over 100 hurt

Published Sep. 30 2016
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A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting...

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

Published Sep. 30 2016
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Donald Trump said he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of...

Mother of slain California black man wants peaceful protests

Published Sep. 30 2016
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The mother of an unarmed black man shot to death in a confrontation with police in a San Diego suburb...

More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

Published Sep. 30 2016
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When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup...

Rescue at sea turns new attention on unsolved 2013 killing

Published Sep. 30 2016
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It was a crime that stunned a quiet suburb and stumped investigators: an 87-year-old real estate developer killed in his...

Caregiver in 'baby fight club' gets 33 months in jail

Published Sep. 30 2016
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A former daycare worker convicted of child cruelty in what prosecutors described as a "baby fight club" was sentenced to...

'Sorry-I-Tased-You' cake doesn't cut it for Florida woman

Published Sep. 30 2016
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A Florida's woman's lawsuit said a deputy shot her with a stun gun, then apologized with a cake that said,...

Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

Published Sep. 30 2016
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The mayor of a small central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist posts on his Facebook page,...

'Deepwater Horizon' film stirs emotion in victims' families

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Arleen Weise was apprehensive when she learned Hollywood was making a movie about the offshore explosion that killed her son,...

The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem

Published Sep. 29 2016
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The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor,...

OITNB star says media needs to represent full-figured woman

Published Sep. 29 2016
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If you check Danielle Brooks' Instagram account, you'll see plenty of poses that ooze self-confidence, from shots of the "Orange...

In Prince estate case, blood relation may be unnecessary

Published Sep. 29 2016
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A legal wrinkle in Prince's estate case shows you might not have to be a blood relative to inherit some...

Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Your car knows more about you than you think.

Train crashes into New Jersey station; injuries reported

Published Sep. 29 2016
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A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing...

Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO, other executive's salary

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens...

Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec....

After 170 years, remains of US troops return from Mexico

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been flown to a military...

Barriers protected Cedar Rapids but not fit for all floods

Published Sep. 29 2016
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Miles of hastily erected barriers were remarkably effective in preventing the surging Cedar River from pouring into Cedar Rapids, Iowa's...