Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket
Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.

15 hrs 5 mins ago
States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales
States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands.

16 hrs 5 mins ago
Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon
Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest.

15 hrs 15 mins ago
Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness
Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children.

December 10th, 12:11 PM CST
Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs
Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs

Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died.

17 hrs 15 mins ago
Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on
Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations.

15 hrs 35 mins ago
More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz
More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle thanks to a later start of the school day.

15 hrs 15 mins ago
Poisoning claims, divorce spat in Arizona journalism saga
Poisoning claims, divorce spat in Arizona journalism saga

The owner of a small Arizona newspaper chain and his wife are locked in a nasty divorce dispute that includes allegations of poisoning.

3 hrs 15 mins ago
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak

Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered.

December 11th, 3:01 AM CST
California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones
California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor.

16 hrs 55 mins ago
Attorneys for ex-Baylor student break silence over rape case
Attorneys for ex-Baylor student break silence over rape case

Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have fired back against an account the accuser read in court, saying it was "riddled with distortions and misrepresentations.".

10 hrs 25 mins ago
'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison
'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

A lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump is set to learn whether cooperating with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws.

December 12th, 12:11 AM CST
Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin
Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin

The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom.

December 11th, 11:51 PM CST
Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves
Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

Jersey City is teaming up with Amazon to try and thwart the thefts of packages during the Christmas season.

December 11th, 2:11 PM CST
Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abduction
Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abduction

A federal judge has sentenced a Brazilian couple to minimal prison sentences for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson, who has been living in Brazil for the last five years after being taken from Texas.

14 hrs 5 mins ago
Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires
Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

Authorities estimate it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris of 19,000 homes destroyed by California wildfires last month.

December 12th, 12:11 AM CST
Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii
Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii

A military spokesman says an aircraft crashed in the ocean Wednesday.

9 hrs 15 mins ago
3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine
3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

Authorities say three people missing since last weekend have been found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in southern West Virginia.

9 hrs 25 mins ago
Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans
Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Hertz partners with Clear to speed car rental process with biometric scanning.

December 11th, 12:11 AM CST
SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy
SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy

A teen has pleaded guilty to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at a South Carolina elementary school.

10 hrs 15 mins ago