US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site
US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over employee exposure to chemical vapors at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.

2 hrs 3 mins ago
3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI
3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

Three computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the Internet in 2016 have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity.

12 mins ago
Prosecutor: Suspect tied rope around neck of slain woman
Prosecutor: Suspect tied rope around neck of slain woman

A prosecutor says a North Dakota man accused of helping to kill a pregnant woman tightened a rope around her neck after his girlfriend sliced the baby from the victim's womb.

3 hrs 33 mins ago
The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence
The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence

Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.

19 hrs 33 mins ago
Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed
Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed

Yellowstone National Park officials say they have ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser.

September 17th, 5:30 pm
Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog
Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog

The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week.

September 12th, 6:21 am
US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women
US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

A top U.S. Justice Department official says it's doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women.

16 hrs 24 mins ago
Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized
Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms.

12 mins ago
Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions
Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma.

2 hrs 42 mins ago
Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday
Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday

Bill Cosby's trial judge rejects defense motion to step down from the sex assault case before Monday's sentencing hearing near Philadelphia.

3 hrs 24 mins ago
Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84
Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died.

1 hr 22 mins ago
Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap
Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap

One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall, especially in California and New Jersey.

10 hrs 24 mins ago
Former Chicago police commander linked to torture dead at 70
Former Chicago police commander linked to torture dead at 70

Jon Burge, a former Chicago police commander who was linked to numerous cases of misconduct and abuse of suspects, has died in Florida.

16 mins ago
2 women drown as van swept into floodwaters
2 women drown as van swept into floodwaters

Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters.

18 hrs 54 mins ago
Police: 3 injured, suspect dead in Wisconsin office shooting
Police: 3 injured, suspect dead in Wisconsin office shooting

Police are responding to a report of an active shooter in a commercial building in the southern Wisconsin community of Middleton.

5 hrs 43 mins ago
Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives
Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

Women allegedly killed by Border Patrol supervisor in Texas endured trying lives.

2 hrs 2 mins ago
Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home
Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic rain and floods.

2 hrs 10 mins ago
California district latest to modernize 'sexist' dress code
California district latest to modernize 'sexist' dress code

A school district near San Francisco has become the latest to adopt a dress code allowing midriff-baring shirts and short shorts that it says is less sexist.

7 hrs 44 mins ago
Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison
Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

Elizabeth Smart says the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 fell short on her apology.

10 hrs 4 mins ago
Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks
Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Voting integrity advocates had argued Georgia's electronic voting machines are unreliable and vulnerable to hacking, but a federal judge says forcing the state to change its system to paper ballots before the midterm elections is too risky.

September 17th, 11:16 pm