After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of…

Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats take to the streets Tuesday in the New Orleans area when Carnival season reaches its peak

Friends, Fans Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant

NBA legend Kobe Bryant's life was remembered by family, friends and fans as one defined by hard work and determination.

Schumer Concedes Cheesecake Spending

Faced with a report of major spending at a Brooklyn business, Sen. Chuck Schumer didn't blink. The New Yorker admitted guilt, with an explanation. "I love Junior's Cheesecake so much," he told reporters Sunday. Then he passed mini-cheesecakes around the gathering, the Washington Post reports. Filings with the Federal Election...

Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds explained

These clouds resemble waves breaking on an ocean surface, but what exactly are they? How are they formed?

Rural Georgia hospital is reborn but without its…

The small, south Georgia community of Adel has a new hospital after facing the threat of losing its hospital for good

Vanessa Bryant Sues Over Deaths of Kobe, Gigi

Kobe Bryant didn't have to die, according to a new lawsuit filed by his widow. Vanessa Bryant is suing Island Express, the company that owned the helicopter the NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter were in when it crashed Jan. 26 in California, killing them and seven others on board....

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Bernie Sanders' Cuba comments draw criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is facing blowback from both parties for his comments about the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Democratic representative Donna Shalala of Florida told reporters 'he doesn't get it.'" (Feb. 25)

Weinstein case could influence other sex crime…

New York prosecutors are hailing the conviction of movie producer Harvey Weinstein as a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement’s reckoning over sexual misconduct

TSA Bans Employees From Using TikTok In Fear Of…

Sen. Chuck Schumer explained in a statement how the Chinese-owned app could become a problem if the federal agency continued to use it.

One of the 'Hidden Figures' Has Died at Age 101

Katherine Johnson, the mathematician hired by NASA at its Langley Research Center in 1953 even as racially segregating Jim Crow laws were still widely used in Virginia, died Monday at age 101. The pioneering "human computer," who worked during the space race years to help Alan Shepard become the first...

Rain doesn't dampen 'Lundi Gras' fun in New…

Thousands of revelers still turned out for the annual "Lundi Gras" or "Fat Monday" parades in New Orleans despite spotty showers hitting the parade routes.

Steve Ross, founder of New England Holocaust…

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says that Steve Ross, a Holocaust survivor who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial and spent decades searching for the soldier who helped him at a concentration camp in 1945, has died

Big Case for Famous Trail Hits the Supreme Court

Arguments in a big environmental case were being heard at the Supreme Court on Monday, a dispute that pits builders of an oil pipeline versus supporters of the Appalachian Trail. We won't get a decision for months, but the ruling has the potential to snarl not just the construction of...

Today in History for February 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin; Samuel Colt patents the revolver; Muhammad Ali becomes world boxing champ; Musician George Harrison born. (Feb. 25)

Rep. Fred Upton announces he will seek 18th term…

Michigan Republican congressman Fred Upton says he will seek re-election to his Sixth Congressional District seat

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Bryant's Wife Files Wrongful Death Suit Against…

The filing accuses pilot Ara Zobayan of negligence and says he should have canceled the Jan. 26 flight that resulted in Kobe Bryant's death.

Dow Plummets on Coronavirus Fears

It's shaping up to be a brutal day on the stock market thanks to rising coronavirus fears . The Dow plunged more than 900 points in the opening minutes on Monday, before recovering a bit. At 9:40am, the index was down 778 points, or 2.6%. That follows similar drops...

A little rain won't stop Mardi Gras

Preparations and parades are underway today in New Orleans, Louisiana, for Mardi Gras tomorrow. A chance of rain isn't going to stop the locals from celebrating.

Bryant fans from near and far find closure at LA…

It was a scene of tears and cheers inside and out Los Angeles' Staples Center on Monday

Biden Needs a Win, and He May Get a Big…

Joe Biden is riding momentum from his second-place finish in Nevada as he heads into what Politico sees as a "must-win" state for him, South Carolina. It now appears that Biden will get the influential endorsement of longtime ally Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip. Clyburn will announce his...

Couple lost on Valentines Day hike is rescued

A couple who got lost during a Valentine's Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive. (Feb. 22)

Members of Vagos bikers cleared of all charges in…

Eight accused Vagos biker gang members were acquitted of all charges alleging they were part of a broad criminal racketeering enterprise that committed violent crimes for more than a decade, including the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader in a casino shootout in 2011

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges…

Chicago police allege Smollett staged a hate crime attack against himself to boost his career, and they want to see him prosecuted for it.

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...

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Snow squall storms through Air Force Academy

A snow squall quickly moved through the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Feb. 24.

Minnesota prosecutor defends Burrell conviction

A Minnesota prosecutor is defending a murder conviction that's become an issue in Amy Klobuchar's presidential campaign

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...