BY: JOSH CURLEE - AUG 17, 2017
Federal investigations open into deadly car attack at Charlottesville white-supremacist rally
Authorities are charging Fields with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of hit and run attended failure to stop with injury.
BY: JEREMY MORROW - AUG 17, 2017
Kid Rock gets backing from prominent GOP group for Senate run
The Senate Leadership Fund, a GOP group with close ties to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that it will endorse Kid Rock as a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018.
BY: ANDREW MCDONALD - AUG 17, 2017
Nearly 100 volcanoes found lurking beneath Antarctica
Scientists from the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh have discovered 91 previously undetected volcanoes in West Antarctica, some buried as deep as two miles beneath the ice.
BY: ED MASON - AUG 17, 2017
Trump caves, condemns neo-Nazis
President Trump finally came out and personally condemned the white supremacists who caused Saturday's mayhem and deaths in Charlottesville, Virginia.
BY: KARA MENARD - AUG 17, 2017
Neo-nazi website praises Trump's Charlottesville reaction
But a prominent group of white supremacists thinks he handled it just the way they would have wanted him to.
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM - AUG 17, 2017
Trump refuses to take phone call from Venezuela's Maduro, threatens military action
Maduro telephoned the White House after Trump stated on television that he was considering military options to address civil and political instability in Venezuela.
BY: JAMES CARLIN - AUG 17, 2017
Stem cells reverse signs of aging, new study shows
Before the injections, the researchers took baseline measurements of the rats' heart function, exercise capacity, and various blood markers.
BY: CLINT HUSTON - AUG 17, 2017
TRAPPIST-1 is billions of years older than our solar system, study reports
The distant system sits roughly 40 light-years from Earth and, according to the new research, is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old.
Alabama judge: It's not against the law for teachers to sleep with students
BY: KYLE BATES AUG 16, 2017
Alabama judge: It's not against the law for teachers to sleep with students
An Alabama judge ruled that his state's laws barring teachers from having sex with students are unconstitutional—provided that the students are of legal age.
House-sized asteroid to buzz Earth on Oct. 12
BY: TOBI GERDES AUG 16, 2017
House-sized asteroid to buzz Earth on Oct. 12
The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, will zip by Earth at a distance of about 27,300 miles (44,000 kilometers), which is an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon.
Virginia governor urges folks to avoid extremist right-wing rally
BY: IAN MARSH AUG 16, 2017
Virginia governor urges folks to avoid extremist right-wing rally
Ahead of a planned "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe told residents to avoid the gathering, which could bring large numbers of white nationalists and counter-protesters to the city.
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS AUG 16, 2017
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust, based in New Zealand, recently found the fruitcake in a hut at Cape Adare — the oldest building in Antarctica.
Man detained by ICE after dropping daughter at school has deportation order tossed out
BY: TYLER HENDERSON AUG 16, 2017
Man detained by ICE after dropping daughter at school has deportation order tossed out
Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, has been held in the Adelanto Detention Facility in San Bernadino County, Calif., since February. He has a bond hearing on Aug. 30, according to his attorney, Alan Diamante.
Senate committee presses White House for answers about Kushner's security clearance
BY: WILSON SOTO AUG 16, 2017
Senate committee presses White House for answers about Kushner's security clearance
While Kushner has down-played the significance of his contacts with foreign nationals, he revised his security clearance form to include more than 100 such contacts during the campaign and transition period.
Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought
BY: ANDREW MCDONALD AUG 16, 2017
Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought
The reason for that difference is because our planet's core is a dense mix of iron and nickel surrounded by flowing rock. That balance keeps charged particles moving in what is known as a dynamo.
New technology could help create pig-to-human transplants
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM AUG 16, 2017
New technology could help create pig-to-human transplants
The litter had 37 piglets in all, and not one of them had traces of the Active Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus, or PERVs. That is a big step towards growing organs in animals.
Ancient fruit cake 'still edible' after 100 years in Antarctica
BY: CLINT HUSTON AUG 16, 2017
Ancient fruit cake 'still edible' after 100 years in Antarctica
Conservators working at the Antarctic Heritage Trust have found an intact, 100-year-old fruitcake tucked away in one of Antarctica's oldest buildings.
Al Qaeda issues new threat against US subway systems
BY: JOSEPH SCALISE AUG 16, 2017
Al Qaeda issues new threat against US subway systems
Al Qaeda has been out of the limelight in the last few years as the Islamic State gained prominence in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and elsewhere.
Transplants of pig organs into humans possible with CRISPR
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM AUG 16, 2017
Transplants of pig organs into humans possible with CRISPR
In a scientific breakthrough, researchers have edited the genes of piglets to make their organs safer for transplant to humans.
Faulty pump system fails to stem flooding in New Orleans
BY: CLINT HUSTON AUG 16, 2017
Faulty pump system fails to stem flooding in New Orleans
The city is still reeling from a heavy rainstorm that flooded neighborhoods on Saturday. And residents are furious about inconsistent statements from city leaders about how the flooding was handled.
Amazing device can heal with single touch
BY: CARMELO SHEPPARD AUG 16, 2017
Amazing device can heal with single touch
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a chip that can heal damaged body functions with a single touch.
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
BY: JEREMY MORROW AUG 16, 2017
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
BY: JEREMY MORROW AUG 16, 2017
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
Nearest Sun-like star orbited by four Earth-sized planets
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD AUG 16, 2017
Nearest Sun-like star orbited by four Earth-sized planets
Sun-like stars seen as best hopes for harboring Earth-like worlds.