Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico
Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists are predicting a near-record dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico - an area where the water holds too little oxygen for marine life.

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors
Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

NASA opening International Space Station to private visitors, starting as early as next year.

June 7th, 12:01 PM EDT
Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds
Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths.

June 10th, 3:11 PM EDT
Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist
Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist

A retired gynecologist who worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for decades has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing two patients during exams and the campus is asking anyone who may have other complaints against him to step forward.

June 11th, 2:01 AM EDT
US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case
US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue with their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic after a century of copper smelting.

June 10th, 2:51 PM EDT
US Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis
US Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis

U.S. Catholic bishops have convened a high-stakes national meeting that will focus on defusing the church's clergy sex-abuse crisis.

June 11th, 10:41 AM EDT
As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church
As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

Attorneys general eyeing U.S. church authorities in growing clergy abuse investigations.

June 11th, 3:21 AM EDT
Southern Baptists combat sex abuse as critics rally
Southern Baptists combat sex abuse as critics rally

The Southern Baptist Convention opens a national meeting that will be dominated by discussion of a large-scale sex-abuse crisis.

June 11th, 1:01 PM EDT
Mistrial declared on remaining counts against ex-NFL player
Mistrial declared on remaining counts against ex-NFL player

Jury that convicted ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping 58-year-old homeless woman ordered to return after deadlocking on 8 other charges, including 2 more counts of rape involving 54-year-old hitchhiker, unconscious teen.

June 11th, 1:11 AM EDT
Judge: Obama center construction can move forward in Chicago
Judge: Obama center construction can move forward in Chicago

A federal judge in Chicago says he'll dismiss a lawsuit brought by a parks advocacy group that is trying to stop Barack Obama's presidential center from being built in a lakefront park.

June 11th, 1:21 PM EDT
Building materials helped spread Grenfell fire, US suit says
Building materials helped spread Grenfell fire, US suit says

An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference on the 2017 apartment fire in London that killed 72 people.

June 11th, 5:51 AM EDT
Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment
Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment

A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue President Donald Trump's administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas.

June 11th, 4:41 AM EDT
Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message
Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

Virginia's highly charged legislative primary elections are being closely watched as a possible political barometer for 2020 presidential election year.

June 11th, 1:21 AM EDT
Holocaust Museum digitizing letters from Anne Frank's father
Holocaust Museum digitizing letters from Anne Frank's father

A Massachusetts man who struck a friendship with Anne Frank's father has donated a trove of letters and mementos he received from Otto Frank to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 90th anniversary of the young Holocaust victim's birth.

June 11th, 12:21 PM EDT
California OKs health care for some adult immigrants
California OKs health care for some adult immigrants

Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers.

June 10th, 12:11 AM EDT
Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests
Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests

New study suggests dog owners may affect levels of stress in their pets.

June 6th, 9:11 AM EDT
'Sell By' or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates
'Sell By' or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates

U.S. regulators want to clear up the confusion around date labels like "Sell by" and "Best by.".

June 6th, 9:21 AM EDT
Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project
Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

Facebook is building a massive new solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation.

June 11th, 1:11 AM EDT
Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper, killing pilot
Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper, killing pilot

The Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash at a building in midtown Manhattan.

June 10th, 2:21 PM EDT
Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A
Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A

Grocery stores owned by Kroger across the country are recalling store-label frozen berries because they might be contaminated with Hepatitis A. There have been no reported illnesses.

June 8th, 3:21 PM EDT
FDA: 'Influencers' promoted vaping without suitable warnings
FDA: 'Influencers' promoted vaping without suitable warnings

The Food and Drug Administration is sending warnings to companies that inappropriately pushed their e-cigarette formulas online through paid social media influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other websites.

June 7th, 11:01 AM EDT
Creole cuisine queen Leah Chase gets New Orleans sendoff
Creole cuisine queen Leah Chase gets New Orleans sendoff

Chefs, musicians and politicians are among the hundreds of admirers paying respects to famed New Orleans chef Leah Chase, who died June 1 at age 96.

June 10th, 5:41 PM EDT
Correction: Naval War College story
Correction: Naval War College story

The Navy says the president of the U.S. Naval War College has been administratively reassigned pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation.

June 10th, 9:21 AM EDT
US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals
US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

Rising trade tensions are shining a spotlight on the 17 rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like electric cars and robotics. But trade experts say China's rising tariffs and threats to stop imports of them to the U.S. are not cause for panic.

June 8th, 11:41 AM EDT
Abortions are legal in Guam, but doctors won't perform them
Abortions are legal in Guam, but doctors won't perform them

The first female governor of Guam says she's concerned that a lack of abortion access in the U.S. territory means women will be forced to seek illegal or dangerous alternatives.

June 7th, 1:11 AM EDT
Feisty Virginia primaries closely watched for national trend
Feisty Virginia primaries closely watched for national trend

A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue President Donald Trump's administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas.

June 11th, 12:41 AM EDT
California county questions security deal for men-only club
California county questions security deal for men-only club

An annual retreat staged in California by an elite club that has included powerful U.S. political and business leaders is facing scrutiny for excluding women.

June 10th, 4:31 PM EDT
The Latest: Lawmaker: NYC needs more limits on helicopters
The Latest: Lawmaker: NYC needs more limits on helicopters

The helicopter that crashed into a New York City skyscraper was flying in airspace that is supposed to be off-limits.

June 10th, 3:51 PM EDT
Central Americans pursue US dream despite Mexico crackdown
Central Americans pursue US dream despite Mexico crackdown

Central Americans still dream of reaching the US even as Mexico cracks down on migrants entering the country.

June 10th, 2:11 PM EDT
Brother's death steered Kim Goldman toward life of service
Brother's death steered Kim Goldman toward life of service

Kim Goldman turned the agony of her brother Ron's murder into a career helping troubled teens and aiding crime victims' rights groups.

June 10th, 12:31 AM EDT
Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman
Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

Authorities have identified 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith as the woman who was killed after a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building amid severe thunderstorms.

June 10th, 2:01 PM EDT
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of rape
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of rape

Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year in San Diego County.

June 10th, 7:31 PM EDT
Grandmother of dad who killed 5 kids asks to spare his life
Grandmother of dad who killed 5 kids asks to spare his life

The grandmother of a South Carolina father facing a possible death sentence for killing his five children is asking a jury to spare his life.

June 10th, 2:01 PM EDT
Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks
Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

Major automakers are urging the Trump administration and California to go back to the negotiating table over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a legal battle.

June 6th, 8:01 PM EDT
California man guilty of killing family of 4 found in desert
California man guilty of killing family of 4 found in desert

A jury's verdict will be revealed in the case of a Southern California man charged with killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the desert.

June 10th, 12:41 AM EDT
Death-penalty trial panned in state that ended punishment
Death-penalty trial panned in state that ended punishment

The trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished capital punishment in 2011, and some activists are dismayed.

June 10th, 5:01 PM EDT
3 ex-workers charged with animal cruelty at Indiana dairy
3 ex-workers charged with animal cruelty at Indiana dairy

Animal cruelty charges are being pressed against three former employees of a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm following the release of undercover video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves.

June 10th, 5:41 PM EDT
Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database
Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database

A popular DNA database for finding relatives has tightened its policies for police access after a backlash over privacy.

June 7th, 5:01 PM EDT
Report: Black Missouri drivers 91% more likely to be stopped
Report: Black Missouri drivers 91% more likely to be stopped

A new report shows that black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely than white motorists to be pulled over by police.

June 10th, 3:21 PM EDT
Lawmakers aim for Pulse to be designated national memorial
Lawmakers aim for Pulse to be designated national memorial

Members of central Florida's congressional delegation are introducing legislation to designate the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred three years ago as a national memorial.

June 10th, 5:41 PM EDT
1st woman to take command of a US Army infantry division
1st woman to take command of a US Army infantry division

A California National Guard has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead a U.S. Army infantry division.

June 10th, 1:41 PM EDT
20 years for man who tried to fight for Islamic State
20 years for man who tried to fight for Islamic State

A South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to trying to fight for the Islamic State group is being sentenced.

June 10th, 11:31 AM EDT
Wildfire prompts evacuation at California Six Flags park
Wildfire prompts evacuation at California Six Flags park

A fast-moving brush fire prompted the evacuation of a big amusement and water park in Southern California.

June 10th, 12:01 PM EDT
Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene
Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene

US Catholic bishops gather for a national meeting under pressure to give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the church's ever-widening sex-abuse crisis.

June 9th, 12:21 PM EDT
California utility proactively cuts power because of weather
California utility proactively cuts power because of weather

Pacific Gas & Electric has implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California to guard against wildfires as the weather turns very windy, dry and hot.

June 8th, 8:41 PM EDT
1 killed, 5 injured when crane topples on Dallas apartments
1 killed, 5 injured when crane topples on Dallas apartments

Two people have been hospitalized after a crane collapsed in Dallas amid severe thunderstorms.

June 9th, 5:31 PM EDT
Lottery ticket worth $530 million sold in San Diego store
Lottery ticket worth $530 million sold in San Diego store

A lottery ticket worth $530 million in the Mega Millions draw was sold at a liquor store in San Diego, the City News Service reports.

June 9th, 8:41 AM EDT
Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states
Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.

June 9th, 11:01 AM EDT
The Latest: Naval War College president steps down
The Latest: Naval War College president steps down

The president of the U.S. Naval War College says he is stepping down.

June 10th, 11:51 AM EDT
Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park
Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

Firefighters are battling a brush fire that forced the closure of a huge amusement park in northern Los Angeles County.

June 9th, 5:31 PM EDT
Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene
Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

Sex-abuse crisis overshadows other issues as Southern Baptist Convention convenes its annual national meeting in Alabama.

June 8th, 12:31 PM EDT
Virginia man back in US after court questions deportation
Virginia man back in US after court questions deportation

A Virginia man who says he fears torture at the hands of Israeli authorities is back in the U.S. after a judge's order forced immigration authorities to reverse a deportation and bring him back from Israel before he ever got off the plane.

June 8th, 2:51 PM EDT
Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school
Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has returned to teaching Sunday school after time off following surgery for a broken hip.

June 9th, 4:41 PM EDT
Stranger in the kitchen: Walmart to deliver inside homes
Stranger in the kitchen: Walmart to deliver inside homes

Walmart is offering to have one of its employees deliver fresh groceries and put them in your refrigerator when you're not home.

June 7th, 12:21 AM EDT
Massive ladybug swarm over California shows up on radar
Massive ladybug swarm over California shows up on radar

A huge blob that appeared on the National Weather Service's radar wasn't a rain cloud, but a massive swarm of ladybugs over Southern California.

June 5th, 7:41 PM EDT
3rd child dies after horse-drawn carriage hit in Michigan
3rd child dies after horse-drawn carriage hit in Michigan

Police say a third child has died after a pickup truck drove into the back of an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan.

June 9th, 2:01 PM EDT
California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants
California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants

California will become the first state in the country to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal state continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump's administration.

June 9th, 8:11 PM EDT
The Latest: Search of accessible apartments finds no victims
The Latest: Search of accessible apartments finds no victims

A Dallas fire rescue official says one person has been killed and at least six injured when a construction crane fell on an apartment building.

June 9th, 6:01 PM EDT
Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death
Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

Authorities say a former University of Florida football player, Earl "Tony" Joiner, has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016.

June 9th, 10:01 PM EDT
Alaska police charge 3 additional people in woman's killing
Alaska police charge 3 additional people in woman's killing

Alaska police arrest and charge three additional people in shooting death of Anchorage woman.

June 9th, 8:51 PM EDT
9 hospitalized when subway car derails in Boston
9 hospitalized when subway car derails in Boston

A subway car has derailed in Boston, sending nine people to the hospital.

June 8th, 4:51 PM EDT
Bart Starr remembered at memorial in his native Alabama
Bart Starr remembered at memorial in his native Alabama

Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr is being remembered at a public memorial event in his native Alabama.

June 9th, 9:31 AM EDT
Lawsuit: Drugmaker improperly used charity to pay kickbacks
Lawsuit: Drugmaker improperly used charity to pay kickbacks

Federal prosecutors say a pharmaceutical firm improperly used a charity to pay kickbacks that subsidized Medicare patients' copayment obligations, allowing the firm to keep raising prices for the drug.

June 6th, 8:01 AM EDT
Colorado will leave house-sized boulder along highway
Colorado will leave house-sized boulder along highway

A boulder the size of a house that crashed onto a southwestern Colorado state highway last month will stay put.

June 5th, 11:21 AM EDT
Archbishop didn't tell Vatican whole story on fallen bishop
Archbishop didn't tell Vatican whole story on fallen bishop

The head of the Roman Catholic Church's West Virginia diocese says it was an error not to disclose the names of clergy, including himself, who received cash gifts from a former bishop accused of sexual and financial misconduct.

June 8th, 2:41 PM EDT
Allegations against top priest under review after AP report
Allegations against top priest under review after AP report

The Catholic Church in Texas says it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear a married woman's confession after he manipulated her into a sexual relationship, a potentially serious crime under church law.

June 7th, 3:31 PM EDT

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