An explosion strikes during a military demonstration targeting a theatrical “ballistic missile launchpad” at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

The war has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine and killed more than 60,000 people since 2016.

  • Feb 17, 2019
An explosion strikes during a military demonstration targeting a theatrical “ballistic missile launchpad” at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, seen here Sept. 25, 2017 leaving federal court following his sentencing in New York, has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts. The New York Democrat, a once-rising star who also ran for mayor, was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017.

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017.

  • Feb 17, 2019
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, seen here Sept. 25, 2017 leaving federal court following his sentencing in New York, has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts. The New York Democrat, a once-rising star who also ran for mayor, was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017.

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

The age, gender, location, race and ethnicity for 138 million people were potentially vulnerable.

  • Feb 17, 2019

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

Scientists say the Earth’s warming climate means more heavy rainfall over short periods of time.

  • Feb 17, 2019

Vatican defrocks former cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession.

  • Feb 17, 2019

Trump’s declaration of national emergency hit with first lawsuits

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  • Feb 16, 2019

U.S. military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

The shipments are part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

Shooting in Illinois carried out by a man with a violent criminal history.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

Her speech was warmly received, while Pence’s was met with polite applause.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

Someone broke open an emergency defibrillator, activating alarms during the duel scene in “Hamilton.”

  • Feb 16, 2019

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

The image of high-paid executives helicoptering in over low-income housing became a symbol of greed.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

Prosecutors say the former Trump campaign chairman’s greed drove him to disregard American law.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Man who killed 5 in workplace had just been told he was fired

He had a criminal record, including a felony that kept him from owning a gun legally, police said.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Analysis shows Amazon paid no federal taxes last year

The company made a profit of $11.2 billion, and received a federal tax rebate of $129 million.

  • Feb 16, 2019

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police in Illinois

His motive is unknown.

  • Feb 15, 2019

Abducted UPS driver hailed for thwarting carjackers

“(Y)ou can’t train for the calmness that man had.”

  • Feb 15, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to decide by summer on Trump’s new census question

The justices granted a request to bypass the appellate courts and decide the issue on a fast-track basis.

  • Feb 15, 2019

9/11 victim fund will cut payouts as claims surge

So far, $5 billion has been paid out for deaths and illnesses related to the 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • Feb 15, 2019

Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

Researchers found the activity of some of his genes changed compared to his Earth-bound identical twin.

Colorado trail runner explains how he killed mountain lion

He tried shouting, stabbing it with sticks and hitting it with a rock as the lion clawed him.

  • Feb 15, 2019