Biden to the nation and world: ‘America is rising anew’

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress that “America is rising anew,” and pointed optimistically to the nation’s emergence...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Spacecraft leaves mess after grabbing asteroid samples

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA spacecraft left a mess at an asteroid when it grabbed a load of rubble last year for return to Earth, new pictures revealed Thursday. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft made...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland confirmed as Interior secretary

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mosaic displayed in Italy after stint as NYC table

NEMI, Italy – A looted mosaic that once decorated a ship of the Roman Emperor Caligula and ended up as a coffee table in New York City finally returned home Thursday, as details emerged about the...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

SpaceX Starship lands upright – then explodes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX’s futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air. The failure...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cat that vanished 15 years ago reunited with owner

LOS ANGELES – A cat that went astray about 15 years ago has been reunited, older and maybe wiser, with its owner. Brandy, a brown tabby, was reunited Monday afternoon with Charles, who adopted her...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tiny chameleon a contender for title of smallest reptile

BERLIN – It fits on a human fingertip, but this chameleon could make a big splash. Scientists from Madagascar and Germany say a newly discovered species of chameleon is a contender for the title of...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Man hits 2 deer with new car, then he hits $2M in lottery

LELAND, N.C. – An unlucky start to a North Carolina man’s day turned upside down when he discovered he won a $2 million lottery prize hours after hitting two deer with his new car. Anthony Dowe, of...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Bernie Sanders spawns splash of memes with inaugural attire

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Wearing mittens made out of recycled materials and a warm winter jacket, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a casual inauguration outfit – and vibe – that only he could. Many...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA declared the Mars digger dead Thursday after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature. Scientists in Germany spent two years trying to get...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

O’FALLON, Mo. – Helen Viola Jackson’s 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining health, and she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl. Bolin was also a Civil War...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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