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The omicron variant spreads across Europe as new travel bans take effect

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Cases of the latest COVID variant of concern — first identified in South Africa — have been reported in the U.K., Germany, Italy and elsewhere. Travel from southern Africa is now restricted.

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What to know about omicron, the new COVID variant

Friday, November 26, 2021

The World Health Organization deemed it a variant of concern, and the U.S. is banning travel from parts of Africa where it's spreading. Here's what scientists know and what they're trying to learn.

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Military Member Charged In Shooting At Illinois Bowling Alley That Left 3 Dead

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Police say the incident appears to be "completely random" and are investigating. Two of those wounded were teenagers, one of whom was shot in the face.

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U.S. Has Most Coronavirus Deaths In The World

Sunday, April 12, 2020

More than 20,600 people have died from the virus as of early Sunday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Shrouds Parts Of South America In Temporary Darkness

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Chile and Argentina got their turn to host a total solar eclipse. People brought out special glasses, and even protective suits, to watch the celestial event.

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PHOTOS: A New Addition To The Royal Baby Album

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle waited to show the world their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The infant is not the first Windsor to have their baby pictures made available to the public.

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Death Toll Rises, Hundreds Dead After Tsunami Hits Indonesia

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Officials say the tsunami was triggered by underwater landslides caused by volcanic activity on the island of Anak Krakatau.

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READ: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Letter Announcing His Resignation

Thursday, December 20, 2018

"Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours ... I believe it is right for me to step down from my position," Mattis wrote to the president.

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Lawmaker In 'Canvassing While Black' Incident: 'You Can't Legislate Humanity'

Sunday, July 08, 2018

A neighborhood resident called 911 on Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum, who is a black woman, while she was canvassing. Bynum does not think legislation is the fix for reducing such police encounters.

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Pentagon Identifies U.S. Soldier Killed In 'Apparent Insider Attack' In Afghanistan

Saturday, July 07, 2018

A service member from California was killed and two others wounded, NATO said on Saturday. Details of the incident, which the Pentagon says is still under investigation, have not yet been released.

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Maryland Newsroom Shooting That Left 5 Dead Was 'Targeted Attack'

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The suspect, identified as Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, reportedly has had a long-standing feud with The Capital newspaper for its coverage of a 2011 criminal harassment complaint against him.

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Exit Polls: Ireland's Voters Want To Repeal Abortion Ban

Friday, May 25, 2018

Surveys by Irish broadcaster RTE and The Irish Times indicate that nearly 70 percent of voters want to do away with a constitutional amendment that recognizes the "right to life of the unborn."

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Kennedy Relative's Murder Conviction Vacated; New Trial Ordered

Friday, May 04, 2018

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Michael Skakel's attorney failed to adequately represent him. Skakel's aunt is the widow of Robert F. Kennedy.

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About 250 People Killed, Thousands Homeless After Floods Strike Zimbabwe

Friday, March 03, 2017

Officials in Zimbabwe, which faced a severe drought last year, have declared a national disaster and appealed to international donors for $100 million to help flood-stricken areas.

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Federal Search Of Caterpillar Facilities May Relate To Tax Evasion Allegations

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Three of Caterpillar's facilities in Illinois, including its headquarters, were searched by federal agents. The warrants indicate the searches are related to a Swiss subsidiary.

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