Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic…

Most people are familiar with the growing crisis caused by plastic bags, water bottles and other large plastic debris contaminating oceans worldwide

NYPD Says It Will Overhaul Its Rules For…

The NYPD plans to remove any DNA samples that are more than two years old and are no longer being used in investigations.

Epstein Lawyers: Help, the Lights Are Going Out

Jeffrey Epstein once bought Caribbean islands and private jets with the flick of a pen. Now lawyers for his $600 million estate say checks are starting to bounce, the Miami Herald reports. On Thursday, they told the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands that liens placed by a local attorney...

Slow-motion video makes this look like a snow…

This slow-motion video captured in Edgewood, New Mexico, made the snow look like it's falling down slowly like a snow globe on Feb. 23.

Jussie Smollett to make 1st court appearance on…

Actor Jussie Smollett is due to make his first court appearance on a new set of charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year

Missing Toddler Case Is 'Unlike Anything' Before

A missing-toddler case made headlines Friday when the girl's grandmother was pulled over in a reportedly stolen BMW, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reports. Angela Boswell, 42, and her companion William McCloud, 33, were arrested in North Carolina and charged with possessing stolen property. Whether this helps in finding Evelyn Boswell—a...

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Today in History for February 24th

Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain's Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill's Grammy feat. (Feb. 24)

UNESCO plaque unveiled at Lloyd Wright's…

State and local officials in California have unveiled a plaque designating architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Taliban, U.S. Begin Temporary Truce Seeking To…

If the seven days of reduced violence holds, the two sides have agreed to meet Feb. 29th to negotiate a plan to end the war.

Return of Infected Americans Angered One…

The decision to allow 14 Americans with coronavirus to return to the US from Japan last week has left President Trump furious. The president was especially upset that he wasn't briefed, the New York Times reports. He wants to be seen as in control of the US response to the...

Bolivian city flooded after heavy rain

Muddy water rushed through the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Feb. 21 into Feb. 22 after heavy rain caused the Taquiña River to overflow.

Bishop shakeup: West Virginia Catholic diocese…

West Virginia's Roman Catholic Diocese says its net assets dropped by $4.8 million during a fiscal year that coincided with the resignation of its bishop

Hikers Missing for a Week Found Safe

Eight days after they vanished while hiking in northern California—and two days after searchers essentially gave up hope that they were still alive—a couple has been found safe. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, of Palo Alto were rescued by helicopter Saturday and are recovering in a...

AP Top Stories February 23 P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, February 23rd: Tump departs for India visit; Democratic candidates hit the road after Nevada; Italy cracks down on viral outbreak; Man dies in rocket launch.

Man drives Jeep off 6-story roof of Los…

Authorities say a man drove his Jeep off the the sixth floor roof of a Los Angeles-area parking garage early Sunday and was taken to a hospital in critical condition

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Wells Fargo Agrees To Pay $3 Billion Fine Over…

As part of the settlement, Wells Fargo admitted it "collected millions of dollars in fees and interest to which the company was not entitled."

Zamboni Driver Lives the Dream, Saves the Game

It was a break-the-glass moment. Halfway through the second period of the Hurricanes-Maple Leafs game Saturday, two Carolina goalies were injured and gone for the night. That meant the Hurricanes, with half the game left to play, had no goalie. But the NHL requires that someone be at each game...

Northwest to turn stormy once again

An active winter in the Northwest will continue as another storm rolls ashore from the Gulf of Alaska.

Feds to investigate California bus rollover that…

Federal investigators are sending a team to the scene of a charter bus crash crash that killed three people and injured 18 others on a rain-slicked highway near San Diego

'Mad Mike' Hughes Dies in Rocket Crash

Daredevil Mike Hughes was killed Saturday when a rocket he'd built crashed in the California desert. "The parachute ripped off at launch," a witness said. "So the rocket went straight up in an arc and came straight down" with Hughes still in it, the Los Angeles Times reports. The rocket...

'Flat earther' dies in rocket crash

A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth. (Feb. 23)

Skeptic of world being round dies in California…

A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is flat or round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth

Remembering Malcolm X 55 Years Later

Malcolm X, the iconic civil rights leader, was assassinated 55 years ago at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.

After Nevada, an Undisputed Frontrunner

Bernie Sanders' caucus romp Saturday night in Nevada is putting the word "undisputed" in front of "frontrunner" in many news accounts, and the candidate himself was so confident of victory that he headed out to campaign in other states before results were even announced. Unlike Iowa and New Hampshire, however,...

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Wet weather refuses to quit in South

The final week of February will delivery more chances for rain in the waterlogged South.

B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

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Bernie Sanders Easily Wins Nevada Caucuses

In Nevada, it was no contest. Bernie Sanders cruised to an easy win, with the AP and the major networks calling the race as soon as the very first precincts reported. Those results, here via CNN , showed why: Sanders, 46.6% Joe Biden, 19.2% Pete Buttigieg, 15.4% Elizabeth...