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As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead

February 11, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. more »»

Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste. more »»

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. more »»

Utility estimates LA-area gas leak to cost at least $250M

February 11, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the gas leak near Los Angeles that was stopped for the first time in nearly four months (all times local):

2:47 p.. more »»

Einstein's right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity

February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again. more »»

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of... more »»

House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

February 11, 2016

DENVER (AP) — A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew... more »»

Last hours of armed standoff play out online for listeners

February 11, 2016

The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed... more »»

Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples

February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of physics, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time... more »»

Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of dead boy

February 11, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the... more »»

Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

February 11, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals. more »»

5 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2

February 11, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A building owner and four others were arrested Thursday on manslaughter, negligent homicide and other charges in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people... more »»

Lawyer: Seizing beach by Christie brother's home cuts access

February 11, 2016

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners — including the brother of Go. more »»

 
 
 

 

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