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Virginia's governor declares a state of emergency over wildfires

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

The governor's office singled out two wildfires of particular concern: The Quaker Run Fire, near and inside Shenandoah National Park; and the Tuggles Gap Fire, in southern Virginia's Patrick County.


Cricket, flag football, lacrosse and squash are coming to the 2028 LA Olympics

Monday, October 16, 2023

Five sports were added to the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Flag football and squash will make their Olympics debut.


Russian appeals court upholds opposition leader Alexei Navalny's 19-year prison term

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Navalny, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says the charges against him are politically motivated.


The U.S. set the stage for a coup in Chile. It had unintended consequences at home

Sunday, September 10, 2023

When the U.S. role in the 1973 coup in Chile became known, activists took action. So did U.S. lawmakers. This is what happened after the U.S. helped topple a Marxist and aided a right-wing dictator.


The EPA removes federal protections for most of the country's wetlands

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The amended EPA rule is to comply with a Supreme Court ruling this year that narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act and the agency's power to regulate waterways and wetlands.


Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia, appears in a new video

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The video was released by the state-controlled outlet Russia Today. Whelan is shown in a prison uniform standing among other prisoners, operating a sewing machine and eating with others.


Rick Froberg was the perfect punk vocalist

Sunday, July 02, 2023

Froberg's voice was unmistakable. In Hot Snakes and Drive Like Jehu, the frontman had the sweet mix of snarl and shrill.


The Texas man accused of killing 5 neighbors is in custody, authorities say

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

The suspect, 38-year-old Francisco Oropesa, fled the scene, leading law enforcement on a massive manhunt over more than three days. The shooting seemed to be spurred by a noise complaint.


3 children and 3 adults are dead in a shooting at a Christian school in Nashville

Monday, March 27, 2023

The shooter, a 28-year-old, is also dead, police said. The shooting occurred at The Covenant School, a private religious school in Nashville.


Actor Jonathan Majors was arrested for assault in New York City

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Police were called to a domestic dispute in an apartment Saturday morning. Majors was charged with assault, strangulation and harassment. A representative for Majors said he "has done nothing wrong."


3 students and a suspect are dead after Michigan State University shooting

Monday, February 13, 2023

Police say the suspect, a 43-year-old man, was found off the MSU campus and died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Five others, all students, are in critical condition.


The U.S. military shot down an unidentified object over Canada's Yukon territory

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Biden ordered the takedown "out of an abundance of caution" after the object violated Canada's airspace, the White House said.


Only one player won the writers' election this year for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Scott Rolen, a seven-time All-Star third baseman, played with the Philadelphia, St. Louis, Toronto and Cincinnati teams over a 17-season career. None of the 27 other players won enough votes.


A gunman killed 7 people in shootings in Half Moon Bay, California

Monday, January 23, 2023

Seven people were killed at two landscaping nurseries in Half Moon Bay, Calif., about 30 miles south of San Francisco. A suspect has been arrested, officials said.


Another North Carolina power substation was damaged by gunfire

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Two power substations were damaged in early December, knocking out power for tens of thousands. The latest shooting did not cause any outages, the utility said.


Rescuers search for a 5-year-old swept away by floodwaters in California storms

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

More than 100,000 customers were without power and millions were under flood warnings as powerful storms continue to hit California. The death toll from recent storms is now up to 17.


California braces for flooding from intense storms rolling across the state

Monday, January 09, 2023

President Biden approved an emergency declaration as parts of California issue evacuation orders and close school districts after intense downpours.


Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin is in critical condition after collapsing in a game

Monday, January 02, 2023

The Monday night game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was suspended after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field. Hamlin was in critical condition, the NFL said.


Strong thunderstorms and tornadoes are moving through parts of the South

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Weather forecasters are warning of the potential for strong thunderstorms and tornadoes across a wide swath of the South Wednesday, including across Mississippi, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.


Steve Jobs' worn-out Birkenstocks sell for $218,000 at auction

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Steve Jobs wore the Birkenstocks during the early days of Apple in the 1970s and '80s. It's a record price for a pair of sandals.