Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

A NASA spacecraft is closing in on an asteroid in an unprecedented test to see if a potentially menacing space rock could be knocked off course.

Navy bribery fugitive 'Fat Leonard' seeks Venezuelan asylum

Navy bribery fugitive 'Fat Leonard' seeks Venezuelan asylum

The fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who is at the center of one of the U.S. Navy’s worst corruption scandals, has requested asylum in Venezuela, according to  a law enforcement official in the South American country.

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

The U.S. Coast Guard says a ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China.

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Women seeking abortions across Arizona were forced to find alternatives beyond the state’s borders after a court ruling last week cleared the way for prosecutors to charge doctors and others who help a woman end a pregnancy unless her life is in danger.

Latin America development bank axes chief after ethics probe

Latin America development bank axes chief after ethics probe

Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank have voted to fire its president, Mauricio Claver-Carone.

Vulnerable Tampa Bay braces for storm not seen in a century

Vulnerable Tampa Bay braces for storm not seen in a century

It’s been over a century since a major storm like Hurricane Ian has struck the Tampa Bay area, which blossomed from a few hundred thousand people in 1921 to more than 3 million today.

Hurricane Ian nears Cuba on path to strike Florida as Cat 4

Hurricane Ian nears Cuba on path to strike Florida as Cat 4

Authorities in Cuba have suspended classes in Pinar del Rio province and say they will begin evacuations Monday as Tropical Storm Ian is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before reaching the western part of the island on its way to Florida.

Chief: Man shot by Chicago police infiltrated SWAT training

Chief: Man shot by Chicago police infiltrated SWAT training

Officials say one person was shot and a Chicago police officer was wounded during an incident inside a police facility on the city’s West Side.

EPA preparing plan to help fix Jackson's water system

EPA preparing plan to help fix Jackson's water system

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan has returned to Mississippi’s capital city to meet with Jackson officials about the city’s troubled water system.

Biden's mixed record forces some Dems into odd balancing act

Biden's mixed record forces some Dems into odd balancing act

Some Democrats facing tough midterm races are praising many of the Biden administration's top policy achievements even while distancing themselves from the president himself.

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

The founder of the militia group Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, was once a promising Yale Law School graduate.

Kentucky man who shot classmates in '97 imprisoned for life

Kentucky man who shot classmates in '97 imprisoned for life

A Kentucky man who killed three fellow students and wounded five others when he was 14 years old should learn whether he will be released on parole.

Civil rights law targets 'cancer alley' discrimination

Civil rights law targets 'cancer alley' discrimination

The Biden administration is using Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to investigate environmental discrimination by state agencies and others that receive federal funds.

Bills would curtail objections at future Jan. 6 vote counts

Bills would curtail objections at future Jan. 6 vote counts

Members of Congress have officially objected to the results in four of the last six presidential elections.

False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms

False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms

False claims about the 2020 presidential election by former President Donald Trump and his allies are spurring new interest in working the polls in Georgia and elsewhere for the upcoming midterm elections, but for different reasons.

Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

Authorities and residents in Florida are keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbles through the Caribbean, expected to continue gaining strength and become a major hurricane in the coming days on a forecast track toward the state.

Puerto Ricans await aid, fret about post-hurricane recovery

Puerto Ricans await aid, fret about post-hurricane recovery

Officials are fanning out across Puerto Rico to gauge the damage inflicted by Hurricane Fiona.

Little evidence of political argument before teen's death

Little evidence of political argument before teen's death

There is little indication that an 18-year-old who died after being struck by an SUV in North Dakota was a political extremist like the driver claimed.

'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First.

3 wounded in shooting at amusement park near Pittsburgh

3 wounded in shooting at amusement park near Pittsburgh

Three people, including two teenagers, were wounded by gunfire late Saturday at an amusement park southeast of Pittsburgh, which was kicking off a Halloween-themed festival.

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

Since Oregon residents voted in 2020 to decriminalize hard drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment, few people have requested the services and the state has been slow to channel the funds.

Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics

Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics

Rape crisis centers in Texas say their caseloads remain high a year after a new abortion law that made no exceptions for rape victims went into effect.

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Democrats in Florida are trying to make inroads with Latino voters by focusing on gun safety.

Prosecutors to begin Florida school shooter trial rebuttal

Prosecutors to begin Florida school shooter trial rebuttal

Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are about to begin their rebuttal case.

Florida emergency declared as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Florida emergency declared as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for 24 counties as Tropical Storm Ian gathers strength over the Caribbean and is expected to bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the state next week.

Fiona sweeps away houses, knocks out power in eastern Canada

Fiona sweeps away houses, knocks out power in eastern Canada

Strong rains and winds are lashing the Atlantic Canada region as Fiona closes in as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone.

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Saturday.

California governor urges overhaul of Democrats' strategy

California governor urges overhaul of Democrats' strategy

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is traveling to Texas amid a public feud with the state's Republican governor.

'We got our miracle': Freed Americans back home in Alabama

'We got our miracle': Freed Americans back home in Alabama

Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting with Ukrainian forces have arrived in their home state of Alabama.

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dies

Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dies

Oscar winner Louise Fletcher has died at age 88.

NASA delays moon rocket launch due to potential hurricane

NASA delays moon rocket launch due to potential hurricane

NASA is skipping next week's launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that's expected to become a major hurricane.

Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general indicted on murder charge

Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general indicted on murder charge

A Hawaii grand jury has indicted a former deputy Nevada attorney general on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the 50-year-old cold case of a Honolulu woman killed in 1972.

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs.

Dissident: 'Iranian women are furious' over headscarf death

Dissident: 'Iranian women are furious' over headscarf death

Iranian activist Masih Alinejad says the videos and messages she’s been receiving in recent days from women in Iran are showing how angry they are following a young woman’s death in police custody over a violation of the country’s strict religious dress code.

Staffing shortages, violence plague Oklahoma prisons

Staffing shortages, violence plague Oklahoma prisons

With one of the highest incarceration rates in the country, Oklahoma has struggled for decades to properly staff its prisons.

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

It's been a long road to the upcoming Capitol riot trial of the the leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers.

South Dakota investigation weighs Noem's use of state plane

South Dakota investigation weighs Noem's use of state plane

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is under investigation for using a state-owned airplane to fly to political events and bring family members with her on trips.

In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion

In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion

A stark gender divide has emerged in debates unfolding in Republican-led states including West Virginia, Indiana and South Carolina following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision to end constitutional protections for abortion.

US steps up diplomatic efforts with China on Taiwan, Russia

US steps up diplomatic efforts with China on Taiwan, Russia

The Biden administration is ramping up diplomatic efforts to press China to end provocative actions against Taiwan and keep it from active support for Russia's war against Ukraine.

Fiona bears down on northeast Canada as big, powerful storm

Fiona bears down on northeast Canada as big, powerful storm

Powerful Hurricane Fiona is pounding Bermuda with heavy rains and winds as it sweeps by the island on a route that is forecast to have approaching northeastern Canada as a still-powerful storm late Friday.

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

A new Arizona law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy takes effect Saturday, even as a judge weighs whether a pre-statehood law that outlaws nearly all abortions will be enforced.

Foes of Arizona school vouchers file to block huge expansion

Foes of Arizona school vouchers file to block huge expansion

Public school advocates who oppose a massive expansion of Arizona’s private school voucher system have filed enough signatures to block it from taking effect.

Mother settles lawsuit over Texas arrest captured on video

Mother settles lawsuit over Texas arrest captured on video

A Texas city has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a Black mother after she and her daughter were wrestled to the ground and arrested by a white police officer following a dispute with a neighbor.

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

Amended autopsy: Black man died due to sedative, restraint

A Black man who died after a police encounter in a Denver suburb in 2019 died because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained.

GLIMPSES: Threading the needle at the UN perimeter's edge

GLIMPSES: Threading the needle at the UN perimeter's edge

Every September, the New York City police barricades go up around the U.N. headquarters in midtown Manhattan.

Indiana abortion clinics see patients amid legal changes

Indiana abortion clinics see patients amid legal changes

The state of Indiana has appealed a judge’s order that blocked the state’s abortion ban from being enforced.

Professor, NASA researcher pleads guilty in China ties case

Professor, NASA researcher pleads guilty in China ties case

A NASA researcher and Texas A&M University professor has pleaded guilty to charges related to hiding his ties to a university created by the Chinese government while accepting federal grant money.

'Fat Leonard' may be Venezuela bargaining chip, experts say

'Fat Leonard' may be Venezuela bargaining chip, experts say

A fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who claims to have incriminating sex photos of top U.S. Navy brass could become the latest bargaining chip in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to win official recognition from the Biden administration.

QAnon follower who chased officer convicted in Jan. 6 trial

QAnon follower who chased officer convicted in Jan. 6 trial

A federal jury is deliberating in the trial of an Iowa man who became one of the most recognizable members of the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol.

Judge bans cameras from Idaho mom's triple murder case

Judge bans cameras from Idaho mom's triple murder case

An Idaho judge has banned cameras from the courtroom in the high-profile triple murder case against a mother and her new husband, saying he fears the images could prevent a fair trial.

Champion School District elementary principal suspended for 'insensitive and improper comment'

Neighbors claim Hubbard man threatened them with box cutter while moving cars

Find your community's Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Fall Events date, time

FBI: Google tip leads to suspect accused of downloading child pornography

Liberty woman accused of kicking officer, charged with OVI, child endangering

Dog found shot, emaciated on Youngstown's North Side

Trumbull County Prosecutor opposes parole for man who murdered five-year-old, two others

Trumbull County Prosecutor opposes parole for man who murdered five-year-old, two others

Feds charge 14 in alleged heroin, fentanyl, cocaine conspiracy in Youngstown

OSP identifies man killed in early crash on Tippecanoe Road

19 sports gaming kiosks approved in Valley; Hollywood Gaming approved for in-house, online sports bets

Regal Cinema parent company files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Troopers blame aggressive driving for fiery, fatal crash on Tippecanoe Road

Ultium Cells workers demand for union recognition

Ultium Cells workers demand for union recognition

JUUL pays $440M in teen vaping probe

Neighbors call for speed, driving enforcement after deadly crash

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, J.D. Vance

Tech Belt Today: Ceramic 3D printing

Some want coaches held accountable for hazing & changes at Mohawk School District

Man faces life term after conviction in arson that killed 3

Man faces life term after conviction in arson that killed 3

Smoking ban talk nixed, but workers get loud outside casino

Funeral procession set for officer shot during traffic stop

Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

Ohio oil refinery fire kills 2 people; plant shut down

Low-interest loans available following storms in WVa