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After more than three months at sea, Polar Star icebreaker returns home to Seattle

They took a morale-boosting swim near the equator, rubbed elbows with a curious Emperor penguin and tossed footballs over Antarctic ice. For the 150 crew members of the Polar Star …

Cohen returns to Capitol Hill after slamming Trump as liar

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for hours of closed-door questioning after publicly branding his former boss a racist and a con man who lied …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg back on bench as Supreme Court resumes hearings

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back on the bench Tuesday for the first time since her recent cancer surgery as the Supreme Court returned from its winter break and resumed …

New Mexico tribe celebrates return of pueblo cultural items

Tribal and federal officials celebrated the return Wednesday of dozens of cultural items to Acoma Pueblo’s nearly 1,000-year-old village in New Mexico after the tribe spent years pressing for the …

Cuban dancers return to island that once spurned them

As a young dancer compared with ballet legends Vaslav Nijinsky and Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rolando Sarabia made headlines around the world when he abandoned Cuba in 2005 for a career in …

The state has scholarship for adults going back to college. Only 28 people use it

Only 28 Idahoans – five of whom are enrolled at the College of Southern Idaho – are using a new adult completer scholarship, but state officials say the program is …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Mexico Beach residents return home 1 week after Michael

Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach began returning home for the first time Wednesday since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered …

Twister the tortoise returns to Idaho reptile rescue home

A 75-pound tortoise named Twister who went missing from a reptile rescue facility in southwestern Idaho has returned.

Wild horses to return to southwestern Idaho after fire

Some of the wild horses rounded up in southwestern Idaho after a giant wildfire burned up forage will be returned to the area this month.

Officer returns to work after being shot while on duty

An Idaho police officer returned to duty after suffering a gunshot wound while responding to a call.

A ribbit of hope: Panama frogs hop back after nasty disease

After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Hugs, tears and police: High school reopens after shooting

Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High for the first time since a teenager with an assault rifle …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned Sunday to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school shooting …

Congress returns to a full slate of difficult issues

Congress faces a jam-packed to-do list when it returns this week, with deadlines looming on difficult issues – including how to fund the government and avoid a shutdown, stabilizing the …

Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to Earth

Three astronauts returned to Earth on Thursday after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, landing on the snow-covered steppes outside of a remote town in Kazakhstan.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

Egypt presidential hopeful returns home, whereabouts unclear

There has been no official word yet as of Sunday evening on the whereabouts of an Egyptian presidential hopeful who flew home from the United Arab Emirates 24 hours ago.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Congress coming back to crush of business in a fraught time

The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

Rand Paul back in the Senate, walking gingerly after assault

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Monday he is returning to Washington following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs.

ESPN’s Jemele Hill: ‘I deserved that suspension’

Jemele Hill will return from her ESPN suspension on Monday, a little more than two weeks after the network sanctioned her for suggesting that NFL fans could boycott advertisers and …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Imperiled Idaho sockeye salmon run falters with poor return

The number of imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon that made it back to central Idaho this year is the second worst in the past decade, officials said, but enough hatchery-raised …

Original Trix, made with artificial colors, is coming back

Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal.

John McCain, battling brain cancer, returns to Senate

Sen. John McCain declared himself ready for a rigorous Washington schedule after he returned to the Capitol following weeks-long treatment in his home state for brain cancer.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017

Congress to speed up Harvey aid, tackle debt limit

Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing fast-approaching deadlines, including pressing demands to replenish dwindling disaster aid reserves as Texas and Louisiana dig out from Harvey and an even more powerful …

Houston’s flood zone, by boat: Guinea pigs, guns and despair

Stewart Lawrence stood on a bridge that barely cleared the raging floodwaters below. He held two guinea pigs in a cage and seven rifles he’d rescued from his ruined home, …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017

Nigeria’s ailing president returns after three months away

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment but the government gave no details on what has been ailing …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

McCain says he expects to return to Senate next month

Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a radio interview Wednesday that he hates the healthy diet his wife and daughter are forcing on him as he fights an aggressive form …