Boulders rain down around Kilauea; quakes shake region

Governor considers mass evacuations. Troops may be needed.

  • May 17, 2018

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

The head of the nation’s ethics office questions why Trump didn’t include payments his previous year’s disclosure.

  • May 16, 2018

DA: 10 kids were strangled, shot with crossbow, waterboarded

Police found the children huddled together on the floor in a home littered with feces and trash.

  • May 16, 2018

Co-pilot sucked halfway out of plane after windshield cracks

The pilot was able to pull his colleague back inside the Airbus A319 as it flew over China.

‘Absolute paradise’: Tom Wolfe’s idyllic Richmond childhood

“To this day I dream about that house,” Wolfe wrote in a wistful reminiscence of his time there.

  • May 16, 2018

CIA nominee wins Senate panel backing, confirmation expected

Gina Haspel’s nomination has renewed debate over the harsh interrogations the CIA used after 9/11.

  • May 16, 2018

Surrogate moms ask high court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women

The patchwork of statutes in different states has returned conflicting verdicts on parental rights.

  • May 16, 2018

Commerce Secretary won’t endorse NOAA’s climate findings

Before he took office, Wilbur Ross promised not to obstruct climate research under his purview.

  • May 16, 2018

Trump Jr. couldn’t recall discussing Russia probe with father

The Senate Judiciary Committee released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts of interviews last year.

  • May 16, 2018

Kensington Palace silent on reports Markle’s father is ill

Thomas Markle is a retired cinematographer who lives in Mexico and is divorced from Markle’s mother.

  • May 16, 2018

Air Force ‘missileers’ lose explosives on North Dakota road

The ammunition is considered safe so long as its green metal container remains intact.

  • May 15, 2018

Gaza hospitals struggles to cope with high casualty toll

Dozens wait for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds.

  • May 15, 2018

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit

The country also threatened also to call off a summit planned later this month with the U.S.

  • May 15, 2018

Markle’s father in doubt for wedding as media frenzy mounts

The father of royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle has reportedly said he will not attend.

  • May 15, 2018

Trump says first lady to leave hospital in 2 or 3 days

Melania Trump underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

  • May 15, 2018

Chilling theory for Boeing 777’s disappearance: pilot suicide

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in 2014, but a panel of experts thinks they know what happened.

Remembering author Tom Wolfe, ‘a magician’ with words

He wrote “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” “The Bonfires of the Vanities” and “The Right Stuff.”

  • May 15, 2018

Vatican reminds cloistered nuns not to tweet too much

The new guidelines remind contemplative nuns that theirs is a silent vocation.

  • May 15, 2018

EPA watchdog says Pruitt sought 24/7 protection from start

Clashes with claims that the stepped-up security measures came in direct response to death threats.

  • May 14, 2018

Marines reinforce U.S. compounds as violence flares

The Trump administration formally moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

  • May 14, 2018