Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has left North America to begin her return trip across the Atlantic aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby.

Kentucky governor faces big decision in contested election

Kentucky governor faces big decision in contested election

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky could face a legacy-defining decision once a recanvass of last week’s election is completed Thursday.

Georgia prepares to execute man for store clerk's killing

Georgia prepares to execute man for store clerk's killing

Georgia prison officials are preparing to execute a man convicted in the killing of a convenience store clerk.

Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of ‘far-left’ attacks

Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of ‘far-left’ attacks

A Connecticut police officer accused a civil rights organization’s leader of trying to “silence conservative voices” by raising concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for violent clashes at political rallies.

UF students threaten impeachment for Trump Jr.’s visit

UF students threaten impeachment for Trump Jr.’s visit

The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 of student fees to bring Trump’s son and his girlfriend to campus.

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

An arctic blast that caused record-setting cold in the Midwest is now spreading shivers across the eastern U.S.

Asylum-seekers get attorney access before return to Mexico

Asylum-seekers get attorney access before return to Mexico

A federal judge says a Guatemalan family seeking asylum in the United States must be granted attorney access before being returned to Mexico to wait for their next hearing in immigration court.

Man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case changing plea

Man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case changing plea

A man plans to change his not guilty plea in a federal case alleging he illegally manufactured bullets sold to the gunman who carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre.

California regulators order inquiry into power outages

California regulators order inquiry into power outages

California regulators have opened a formal investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from public officials and residents.

Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacks

Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacks

Paramedics in Portland, Oregon are undergoing mandatory training in defensive tactics after a rash of high-profile attacks against them as they respond to 911 calls for people in a mental health or drug-induced crisis.

US officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses

US officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses

U.S. health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of an outbreak of vaping illnesses.

Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care

Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care

New research shows cholesterol levels are dropping in U.S., but more people need care.

Report: Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight

Report: Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight

A new report says the nation's elections are vulnerable to attack due to a lack of robust federal oversight of the private companies involved in manufacturing voting systems and maintaining voter registration databases.

Millions at stake in dinosaur fight: Are fossils minerals?

Millions at stake in dinosaur fight: Are fossils minerals?

The discovery of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons intertwined in what looks like a final death match could make a central Montana ranching couple rich beyond their wildest dreams. Or they may have to share the wealth.

Former YouTuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died

Former YouTuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died

An Arizona woman accused of abusing her adopted children who starred on her popular YouTube channel has died.

Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers

Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers

A top Democrat says President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly picks winners and losers, pitting the South against the North and small farms against wealthy producers.

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs says it will stop selling its mint-flavored vaping pods.

Woman who spoke at Epstein's bail hearing sues his estate

Woman who spoke at Epstein's bail hearing sues his estate

A woman who spoke out against Jeffrey Epstein at a July bail hearing was among three more women who are suing his estate.

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to Emory University Hospital for a surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls.

Wisconsin Assembly votes to recognize tree, Bible week

Wisconsin Assembly votes to recognize tree, Bible week

The Wisconsin Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution recognizing National Bible Week.

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

A federal appeals court has heard arguments to halt the military-funded construction of President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico.

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US

1st attempt in US to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in 3 patients who have had it so far.

USC campus left shaken by 9 student deaths since August

USC campus left shaken by 9 student deaths since August

The death of nine students since classes began a little more than two months ago has left students and administrators at the University Southern California shaken and seeking answers.

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

Prosecutors plan to tell a judge why they think a teen who fired on a South Carolina school playground and killed a first-grader should spend his life in prison.