• Afghanistan August 5, 2019 4:54 pm

    Life in America After Dayton, El Paso, Gilroy: ‘You Can't Just Not Go'

    Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused festival that celebrates garlic, the local cash crop. Two consecutive summer weekends. Less than seven days. More than 30 fellow human beings gone in moments, in public places exactly like...

  • White House July 26, 2019 7:57 am

    Remains ID'd as Those of Colorado Girl Missing 34 Years

    The disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews shortly after singing “Jingle Bells” with classmates at a 1984 Christmas concert stunned this rural town in northern Colorado. Her case attracted the attention of the White House, and came at a time when the faces of missing children across the nation were being placed on milk cartons. On Thursday, police announced that human...

  • teacher March 24, 2019 12:06 pm

    Columbine Families Gather to Tell Stories Nearly 20 Years on

    Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclusion and healing, and the balm that sometimes only silence can bring. It was on April 20, 1999, that two Columbine students gunned down 12 classmates and a teacher in the Denver suburb of Littleton.

  • driver March 15, 2019 5:33 am

    Late-Winter Storm Hits Midwest After Paralyzing Colorado

    A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a road in Norfolk, Nebraska, and rising water along the Elkhorn River prompted evacuations in the city of 24,000...

  • driver March 15, 2019 1:33 am

    Late-Winter Storm Hits Midwest After Paralyzing Colorado

    A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a road in Norfolk, Nebraska, and rising water along the Elkhorn River prompted evacuations in the city of 24,000...

  • Donald Trump January 11, 2019 10:23 pm

    ‘We're Barely Getting By': Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags on

    Federal workers received pay stubs Friday with nothing but zeroes on them as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government employees missed their paychecks for first time since the shutdown began three weeks ago. Fuming employees posted pictures of the $0 pay stubs on Twitter...

  • Facebook December 25, 2018 5:39 pm

    NORAD Santa Tracker: Saint Nick Completes Gift-Delivering Run Around the World

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracked Santa Claus as he made his Christmas Eve journey across the globe. The NORAD Santa Tracker, which went live just after midnight on Christmas Eve, uses satellite systems, high-powered radars and jet fighters, to follow Saint Nick as he makes his Yuletide journey around the world. Historically, he follows Christmas as it dawns...

  • Facebook December 24, 2018 1:06 pm

    NORAD Santa Tracker Will Still Run Despite Government Shutdown

    The government may be partially shut down, but that won’t stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around the world who want to know when Santa will be coming. The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa won’t be affected by the government shutdown because it is run by volunteers at...

  • Facebook December 24, 2018 12:24 pm

    NORAD Tracks Santa for 63rd Year Despite Possible Govt. Shutdown

    NORAD Tracks Santa, the military-run program that fields phone calls and messages from children around the world eager to ask when Santa will arrive, begins December 24 through Christmas Day, December 25. Despite the threat of a government shutdown, NORAD will continue this holiday tradition thanks to military personnel and some 1,500 volunteers who make the program possible year after...

  • Oregon July 7, 2018 8:24 pm

    California Fire Kills 1 as Heat Stokes Blazes in Western US

    A wildfire that raged through drought-stricken timber and brush near California’s border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures Friday before strong winds died down and brought relief for firefighters Saturday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the fire that threatened 300 homes near Hornbook, a town of 250 people about 14 miles (22...

  • Massachusetts March 29, 2018 9:20 pm

    US Plant that Destroys Chemical Weapons Plagued by Troubles

    A highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers. But when the Army said this month it wants to spend millions extra installing more traditional technology to help the beleaguered plant and reduce worker risk, public reaction was more resignation than...

  • attorney March 19, 2018 5:01 pm

    Even When Not at Fault, Amtrak Can Bear Cost of Accidents

    Federal investigators are still looking at how CSX railway crews routed an Amtrak train into a parked freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, last weekend. But even if CSX should bear sole responsibility for the accident, Amtrak will likely end up paying crash victims’ legal claims with public money. Amtrak pays for accidents it didn’t cause because of secretive agreements...

  • Facebook December 25, 2017 5:40 am

    NORAD Tracks Santa for 62nd Year, Continues to Embrace Technology

    Alexa, where’s Santa? Amazon’s diligent, computerized know-it-all is the latest technology to enlist in NORAD Tracks Santa, the military-run program that fields phone calls and emails from children around the world eager to ask when Santa will arrive. Now entering its 62nd year, NORAD Tracks Santa will go live Sunday, with about 1,500 volunteers answering calls and emails at Peterson...

  • spokeswoman September 8, 2017 1:24 pm

    The US West Had a Snowy Winter, so Why the Fiery Summer?

    Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Wildfires are chewing across dried-out Western forests and grassland, putting 2017 on track to be among the worst fire seasons in a...

  • United States August 10, 2016 5:42 pm

    Ancient Ice Reveals Vital Clues About Earth's Past Climate

    The National Ice Core Laboratory in Lakewood is where ice pulled from the depths of Antarctica and Greenland is sliced up, photographed and tested. Most of it is shipped to other labs, where researchers do more experiments looking for clues about Earth’s past and future. Smooth and milky white, the 4- to 5-inch-diameter pieces — called ice cores — provide...

  • Massachusetts June 3, 2016 4:11 pm

    Thunderbird Jet Crashes After Air Force Academy Flyover; Obama Meets Pilot

    The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird that crashed following a flyover met with President Barack Obama shortly safely ejecting safely into a Colorado field. News of the crash broke while Obama’s motorcade was returning to Peterson Air Force Base for his flight back to Washington — Obama had delivered the commencement address at the Air Force Academy commencement....

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