BY: DAVID SIMS - SEP 19, 2017
Chelsea Manning: Leaking classified documents was 'ethical decision'
In one of Chelsea Mannng's first public appearances since being released from military prison, she says she stands by her decision to leak classified documents.
BY: LUCAS ROWE - SEP 19, 2017
More than three thousand U.S. troops deploy to Afghanistan
The United States is sending more than 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan this month. The Trump administration said that it is stepping up its war against Afghan terrorists and pursuing victory, but regional allies are skeptical that the surge will do any good.
BY: ALEX BOURQUE - SEP 19, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. declines Secret Service protection
Citing privacy concerns, Donald Trump Jr. has asked to be removed from Secret Service protection.
BY: JOSEPH SCALISE - SEP 19, 2017
5.7-million-year-old footprints could challenge timeline of human evolution
A new fossil challenges our theory of evolution.
BY: DAN TAYLOR - SEP 19, 2017
Size matters: Extinction risk greatest for smallest and largest animals
Researchers who evaluated more than 27,000 vertebrate species find that the largest and smallest animals face the greatest risk of extinction.
BY: JOSE JEFFERIES - SEP 19, 2017
Interior Secretary recommends shrinking four national monuments in western U.S. states
Zinke recommended paring down Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante, both in Utah. Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou are also on the chopping block.
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD - SEP 19, 2017
Scientists to emerge from eight-month Mars simulation
Study aimed at understanding psychological, mental, and physical effects of long-term space travel.
BY: RICK DOCKSAI - SEP 19, 2017
Lawsuit charges Google with discriminating against women in pay, promotions
Three women ex-employees of Google are suing the company for what they say is bias against women in its hiring and salary decisions. The case is the latest in a series of lawsuits against tech companies over gender pay disparities.
Cassini ends 20-year mission with final plunge into Saturn
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD SEP 16, 2017
Cassini ends 20-year mission with final plunge into Saturn
Probe's discoveries transformed scientists understanding of the outer solar system.
Prehistoric, dinosaur-eating crocodile identified at fossil site in Texas
BY: CLINT HUSTON SEP 16, 2017
Prehistoric, dinosaur-eating crocodile identified at fossil site in Texas
Researchers have identified a new species of ancient crocodile that once hunted in what is now Dallas-Fort Worth
New shot could condense all vaccines into a single injection
BY: JAMES SMITH SEP 16, 2017
New shot could condense all vaccines into a single injection
A new type of injection could condense all childhood vaccines into a single, one-time shot.
Strange exoplanet absorbs almost all light that reaches it, study reports
BY: SIMON SMITH SEP 16, 2017
Strange exoplanet absorbs almost all light that reaches it, study reports
A distant, light-absorbing exoplanet is one of the darkest celestial bodies ever found.
Bizarro world: Huge exoplanet traps nearly all visible light
BY: DAVID SIMS SEP 16, 2017
Bizarro world: Huge exoplanet traps nearly all visible light
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a pitch black exoplanet that traps almost all visible starlight.
Tiny robots made of DNA can transport molecules inside body
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM SEP 16, 2017
Tiny robots made of DNA can transport molecules inside body
Scientists develop nanorobots -- made from a single strand of DNA -- capable of transporting therapeutic drugs to specific regions in the body.
Human Abedin asks judge for leniency in former Rep. Weiner's sexting case
BY: JACKIE FLORES SEP 16, 2017
Human Abedin asks judge for leniency in former Rep. Weiner's sexting case
Huma Abedin asked a judge for leniency in sentencing her now-estranged husband, former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, whose lewd text messages to an underage girl embroiled Abedin and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the scandal.
Shapeshifting bacteria in space pose problem for astronauts
BY: CLINT HUSTON SEP 16, 2017
Shapeshifting bacteria in space pose problem for astronauts
Bacteria cultured in space and then treated with a common antibiotic were more resistant to treatment than a control group on Earth.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's air travel sparks inquiry
BY: ED MASON SEP 16, 2017
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's air travel sparks inquiry
The Treasury inspector general is looking into Secretary Steve Mnuchin's request to use a military jet on his European honeymoon.
Mars' crust found to be less dense than previously thought
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD SEP 16, 2017
Mars' crust found to be less dense than previously thought
Researchers often add constraints or adjustments that compensate for the fact that their data cannot include every last detail, to their studies.
Longest-living tree species on Earth under threat from climate change
BY: JACKIE FLORES SEP 16, 2017
Longest-living tree species on Earth under threat from climate change
Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men, study reports
BY: ED MASON SEP 16, 2017
Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men, study reports
The team made this discovery by recording the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women. Nearly 15 percent of men and 34 percent of women in the study had lost interest in sex for at least three months during the previous year.
New Horizons might fly by additional KBO after MU69
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD SEP 16, 2017
New Horizons might fly by additional KBO after MU69
That changed with the final occultation in July, when mission scientists successfully obtained data about the object's shape from observing the event in Patagonia, Argentina, with portable telescopes.
SpaceX reveals new spacesuit for Dragon capsule astronauts
BY: LAUREL KORNFELD SEP 16, 2017
SpaceX reveals new spacesuit for Dragon capsule astronauts
ISS astronauts will continue to use the bulkier suits specifically designed for spacewalks, known as "extravehicular mobility units."
White House continues attacks on former FBI director
BY: ED MASON SEP 16, 2017
White House continues attacks on former FBI director
But many legal experts say, in effect, that Sanders does not know what she is talking about.
Washington school shooting leaves one student dead, three wounded
BY: BILLY KIRK SEP 16, 2017
Washington school shooting leaves one student dead, three wounded
It was a frightening, chaotic scene Wednesday at small Freeman High School near Spokane, Washington, when a sophomore boy opened fire on fellow students, killing one and seriously wounding three others.