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Scientific dig in weird Wyoming cave yields ice age insights

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Paleontologists digging at the bottom of a strange cave in northern Wyoming say they have uncovered a trove of animal...

Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and counting

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Astronaut Jeffrey Williams has a new record for NASA under his space belt.

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest many remain...

Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

Published Aug. 24 2016
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After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right...

Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant

Published Aug. 24 2016
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A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday...

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

Published Aug. 24 2016
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks...

Man-made warming may have started decades earlier

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests.

Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State Dept.

Published Aug. 24 2016
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More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave...

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern...

Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

Published Aug. 24 2016
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A South Carolina mother killed her 4-day-old-son by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, authorities said.

Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police

Published Aug. 24 2016
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President Barack Obama met Tuesday with the family of Alton Sterling, the black man in Louisiana whose death last month...

Man attacked people with ax, shot them with gun

Published Aug. 24 2016
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A Mississippi man used a gun and an ax to kill five adults as they slept in an Alabama home,...

New estimates: Deficit increase after years of declines

Published Aug. 23 2016
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A new government report released Tuesday blames lower-than-expected tax revenues for a spike in this year's budget deficit to $590...

Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha...

Social Security rolls back security measures on website

Published Aug. 23 2016
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The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency's website after getting complaints from people who...

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.

McDonald's recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness bands

Published Aug. 23 2016
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McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns...

Homeless woman proves Social Security owes her $100K

Published Aug. 23 2016
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For years, Wanda Witter has lived on the streets in Washington, D.C., trying to persuade officials Social Security owes her...

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last...

Feds: Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of...

Ex-host sues Fox claiming sexual harassment, retaliation

Published Aug. 23 2016
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A former Fox News host has sued the network, its ousted chairman and other top executives, claiming they retaliated after...

Trump vows 'fair, but firm' effort on illegal immigration

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United...

Republicans to query firms that ran Clinton's private server

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Republicans stepped up their attacks on Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email...