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Oklahoma City bombing ‘Survivor Tree’ lives on

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA – and the spirit – of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest …


Pulitzer Prize recipients announced

The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying …


Nipsey Hussle remembered

A crowd of 21,000 paid their respects to and remembered rapper Nipsey Hussle on Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hussle was slain last month in front of …


Spring flooding washes over midwest

Heavy snow and strong winds hammered parts of the central U.S. on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people and creating hazardous travel conditions a day after …


Flintstone House in Hillsborough, Calif.

The former publisher of The San Francisco Examiner, Florence Fang, is being sued by the suburb of Hillsborough, Calif., for yard figurines in the theme of “The Flinstones” TV cartoon …


National Women’s Hall of Fame

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among 10 women being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.


Desert super bloom

California is experiencing a second super bloom in two years, thanks to winter rains. The vivid purple, pink and gold fields can be seen from mountain tops.


Trump-Kim summit

Trump heads into second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un having reframed what would make a successful summit.


President Trump meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to accept humanitarian aid a “terrible mistake” and the decision an example of what can happen when the wrong …


National parks scamble to fix damage inflicted by visitors during shutdown

National parks across the United States are scrambling to clean up and repair damage caused by visitors and storms during the government shutdown while bracing for another possible closure ahead …


California storms

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes …


George H.W. Bush vignettes

Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he’ll be buried on the …


Golden Globes nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominations for the 76th annual Gloden Globe Awards.


Texas bids Bush farewell

George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as America’s 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest …


Former President George H.W. Bush departure ceremony in Houston

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to Special Air Mission 41 at Ellington Field during a departure ceremony …


Former President George H.W. Bush returns to capital to lie in state

George H.W. Bush came back to Washington for a final time Monday, heading for the Capitol to lie in state as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for …


Former President George H.W. Bush loved colorful socks

Houston’s mayor is urging residents to wear colorful socks as they honor George H.W. Bush during a tribute at City Hall in a nod to one of the former president’s …


Black Friday shopping around the country

Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts – and also to take …


92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York.


Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed …


At least 80 people still missing after deadly wildfire

Authorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire have released the names of about 80 people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s.


Southern California fires force evacuation of Malibu

The entire city of Malibu was ordered evacuated early Friday as a ferocious Southern California’s wildfire roared toward the beachside community that is home for many Hollywood celebrities.


Procession for deputy killed in Southern California mass shooting

Thousands of people stood along the route or pulled over along U.S. 101 Thursday as a long motorcade escorted the body of Sgt. Ron Helus some 25 miles (40 kilometers) …


Republicans hold the Senate

Ted Cruz celebrates victory in Texas as Republicans retain Senate control.


Democrats fight for House control

Democrats were locked in a district-by-district battle for control of the House Tuesday night while a setback in Indiana squeezed their already narrow path to a Senate majority.


Pittsburgh survivors recall ordeal

Survivors began offering harrowing accounts of the mass shooting.


Deadly Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Police are reporting a suspect is in custody after a shooting that caused “multiple casualties” at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.


Explosive devices

Investigators probing crude pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump are trying to determine whether the devices were intended to detonate or simply to sow fear, law …


Super Typhoon Yutu

Some images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the moment the eye of Super Typhoon Yutu passed directly over Tinian Island, one of three main islands of the …


32nd annual swan roundup in Florida

The 32nd annual roundup catches all the swans on the Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida, places them into holding pens, so that they can be given checkups by Companion Animal …