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They're lean, they're mean and they're green. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly, but hundreds of diamondback terrapin hatchlings have been rescued from subterranean storm drains along the … more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s population fell by more than 182,000 people in 2020, marking the first year-over-year loss ever recorded for the nation’s most populous state. State … more
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air. NASA’s Jet Propulsion … more
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked … more
Cicadas, red-eyed bugs singing loud sci-fi sounding songs, can seem downright creepy. Especially since the trillions of them coming this year emerge from underground only every 17 years. But … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it’s time to release one of his maximalist albums, DJ Khaled turns a moment into an event. He posts Instagram videos showing recording sessions, silly dances and praise … more
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All “red flag” cases filed by Indianapolis police will now come before a judge after an Indiana prosecutor was criticized for declining to use the law to pursue court … more
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in the … more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau officials on Thursday recapped the challenges of executing the nation's head count, which included hijacked personal protective equipment for census takers, … more
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — His final plea was uttered quietly but urgently. “Wait. Wait. Wait.” But in a flash, a police officer had shot and killed 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. after … more
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The service file of a suburban Minneapolis police officer includes a commendation for safely resolving an incident involving a suicidal man, as well as a handful of reprimands … more
Cutting the super-potent greenhouse gas methane quickly and dramatically is the world’s best hope to slow and limit the worst of global warming, a new United Nations report says. If human-caused … more
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man arrested on a murder charge in the presumed death of his wife who disappeared last Mother's Day was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday. Barry … more
A few years ago, Mariam Yehia, her mom and a friend started a Ramadan tradition — they bought hot meals and handed them out to the needy in Cairo so they can break their fast during the Muslim holy … more
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced students out of the classroom and starkly revealed how learning difficulties, distractions and challenging home dynamics can make it tough to adhere … more
Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period? It's not known, but researchers are starting to study the issue. Vaccines are designed to activate your immune system, and some experts have wondered if … more
India's large diaspora — long a boon to India's economy — is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left … more
HONOLULU (AP) — Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week. “I just didn't know I was pregnant, … more
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched and successfully landed its futuristic Starship on Wednesday, finally nailing a test flight of the rocketship that Elon Musk intends to use to land … more
ATLANTA (AP) — The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who's charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks was reversed after a review panel found the city failed to follow … more
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