Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could ...

Nervous neighbors await information about 4 Nevada killings

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nervous neighbors were burning lights at night in a northern Nevada community where Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken were killed this month in slayings that authorities blame o...

Diversity highlights emerging field of Democratic candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. ...

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the wa...

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister has urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and says there is no evidence that his detention is part of a backlash against Canad...

Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution...

Police: Former prison guard trainee kills 5 in Florida bank

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A former prison guard trainee who recently moved to Florida from Indiana killed five people during a standoff at a small town bank before surrendering to a SWAT team that stormed ...

Famous Taiwanese writer Lin Ching-hsuan dies aged 65

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Best-selling author of over 100 books Lin Ching-hsuan (林清玄) passed away in his sleep on Wednesday. China Times writes Lin was regarded as a contemporary spiritual leade...

Suspect wanted in fatal Illinois mall shooting arrested

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old at a suburban Chicago mall has been taken into custody. Orland Park Police Cmdr. Tony Fa...

Australia confirms dual citizen has been detained in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Thursday a Chinese-Australian writer had been detained in China in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada’...

2020 Democratic primary field puts diversity in spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. ...

French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

TOKYO (AP) — An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant...

Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon. Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Hu...

Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New E...

Judge lets Arkansas law against Israeli boycotts stand

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has let stand an Arkansas law requiring contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel, ruling that such a boycott is not protected by the First Amendment. ...