On NYC beaches, angry birds fight drones patrolling for sharks and struggling swimmers

On NYC beaches, angry birds fight drones patrolling for sharks and struggling swimmers

A new initiative to monitor swimmers and sharks on New York City beaches with surveillance drones is spurring backlash from shorebirds.

Friday, July 12th 2024, 12:08 AM EDT
Half a million Houston-area homes and businesses still won't have power into next week

Half a million Houston-area homes and businesses still won't have power into next week

An executive from Houston’s biggest utility says about 500,000 customers whose power was knocked out by Hurricane Beryl will still be without power next week.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 11:57 AM EDT
Biden's challenge: Will he ever satisfy the media's appetite for questions about his ability?

Biden's challenge: Will he ever satisfy the media's appetite for questions about his ability?

If you watched President Joe Biden's news conference, two weeks after a poor debate performance, you may have been reassured by his ability to talk about complex issues.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 10:27 PM EDT
Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid protracted heat wave

Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid protracted heat wave

Authorities in Western states are warning of the rising risk of wildfires as hot conditions and low humidity dry out the landscape amid a protracted heat wave baking much of the U.S. California’s top fire official says so far this year the state has responded to more than 3,500 wildfires that have scorched nearly 325 square miles of vegetation.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 12:07 AM EDT
A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl have caused damaging flooding in Vermont a year after catastrophic flooding inundated parts of the state.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 7:27 AM EDT
Man plotted electrical substation attack to advance white supremacist views, prosecutors say

Man plotted electrical substation attack to advance white supremacist views, prosecutors say

Authorities say a New Jersey man who authorities say was on his way to Ukraine to join a volunteer fighting unit has been arrested in an alleged plot to attack a U.S. electrical substation to advance his white supremacist ideology.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 8:47 PM EDT
A stegosaurus nicknamed Apex will be auctioned in New York. Its remains show signs of arthritis

A stegosaurus nicknamed Apex will be auctioned in New York. Its remains show signs of arthritis

The nearly complete fossilized remains of a 161-million-year-old stegosaurus discovered in Colorado in 2022 will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York next week.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 11:37 AM EDT
Marathon Oil reaches $241 million settlement with EPA for environmental violations in North Dakota

Marathon Oil reaches $241 million settlement with EPA for environmental violations in North Dakota

The federal government announced a $241.5 million settlement with Marathon Oil on Thursday for alleged air quality violations at the company’s oil and gas operations in the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 1:48 PM EDT
The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

National Republicans are poised to take up a platform next week that includes “universal school choice.”.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 2:37 PM EDT
Baltimore bridge collapse survivor recounts fighting for his life

Baltimore bridge collapse survivor recounts fighting for his life

The only person who survived falling from Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge during its catastrophic collapse says he watched in horror as his coworkers, friends and relatives plunged to their deaths.

Wednesday, July 10th 2024, 7:17 PM EDT
Shelley Duvall, star of 'The Shining' and 'Nashville,' dies at 75

Shelley Duvall, star of 'The Shining' and 'Nashville,' dies at 75

Shelley Duvall, the intrepid, Texas-born movie star whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” has died.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 11:57 AM EDT
Judge hears arguments for restitution to families of 34 people killed in 2019 scuba boat fire

Judge hears arguments for restitution to families of 34 people killed in 2019 scuba boat fire

Prosecutors are seeking for restitution for the families of 34 people killed in a scuba dive boat fire in 2019 off the California coast.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 5:57 AM EDT
California police say suspect shot and killed 4, including wife, son and parents-in-law

California police say suspect shot and killed 4, including wife, son and parents-in-law

California authorities say a man is in custody after fatally shooting his wife, their 6-year-old son and his wife’s parents Wednesday night.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 2:48 PM EDT
He was orphaned in the Holocaust and never met any family. Now he has cousins, thanks to DNA tests

He was orphaned in the Holocaust and never met any family. Now he has cousins, thanks to DNA tests

An Israeli man orphaned during the Holocaust thought he would never meet any of his relatives.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 12:57 PM EDT
Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft

Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft

A former Philadelphia labor leader who once wielded clout in state and local politics has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for bribery and theft.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 2:37 PM EDT
Some smaller news outlets in swing states can't afford election coverage. AP is helping them

Some smaller news outlets in swing states can't afford election coverage. AP is helping them

The Associated Press says it will provide free campaign and election night coverage to dozens of small and independent newsrooms located in swing states, through a program funded by a Knight Foundation grant.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 2:37 PM EDT
Houston keeps buckling under storms like Beryl. The fixes aren't coming fast enough

Houston keeps buckling under storms like Beryl. The fixes aren't coming fast enough

As Houston slowly struggles to recover after Hurricane Beryl left millions without power, experts say it's time to rethink how cities are preparing for and responding to weather disasters.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 2:17 PM EDT
Lawsuit filed in case of teen who died after eating spicy chip as part of online challenge

Lawsuit filed in case of teen who died after eating spicy chip as part of online challenge

A lawsuit has been filed in the case of a Massachusetts teen who died after participating in a spicy tortilla chip challenge on social media.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 1:47 PM EDT
US inflation cools again, potentially paving way for Fed to cut interest rates soon

US inflation cools again, potentially paving way for Fed to cut interest rates soon

Optimism is rising among economists, investors and Federal Reserve officials that U.S. inflation is nearly under control, with the latest report on consumer prices expected to show another month of mild increases.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 5:57 AM EDT
House rejects GOP effort to fine Attorney General Garland for refusal to turn over Biden audio

House rejects GOP effort to fine Attorney General Garland for refusal to turn over Biden audio

The House rejected a GOP effort to fine Attorney General Merrick Garland $10,000 a day until he turns over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case.

Thursday, July 11th 2024, 12:37 PM EDT