University of Texas-Austin takes down Confederate statues overnight University of Texas-Austin takes down Confederate statues overnight
Jackie Flores - Aug 23, 2017
Following the example of the city of Baltimore last week, the University of Texas at Austin has taken down three Confederate statues in the dead of night.
World War II ship missing for 72 years turns up in the Pacific World War II ship missing for 72 years turns up in the Pacific
Jose Jefferies - Aug 23, 2017
The expedition traveled in a research vessel belonging to Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, who had personally outfitted it with scanning technology capable to searching more than 19,000 feet beneath the ocean surface.
Trump dumps Steve Bannon Trump dumps Steve Bannon
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 22, 2017
Bannon's dismissal is the latest in a series of White House departures and staff shakeups since July.
Bannon leaving as White House chief strategist Bannon leaving as White House chief strategist
Adam Widmer - Aug 22, 2017
President Trump appeared to bow to pressure Friday when administration officials confirmed the ouster of controversial White House chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.
Syria fighters predict U.S. force will stay in Syria for Syria fighters predict U.S. force will stay in Syria for "decades"
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 22, 2017
There is no quick exit out of Syria for the United States, in the eyes of local militias whom the U.S. military is supporting in their fights against both Islamic extremists and the Assad regime.
Most opioid abuse starts with primary-care doctor visits, not surgeries, says study Most opioid abuse starts with primary-care doctor visits, not surgeries, says study
Kristy Douglas - Aug 22, 2017
Some Americans blame surgeons for giving out opioid prescriptions and enabling the nation's surging rates of opioid addiction, but a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that this may not be fair.
New blood test detects early-stage cancers New blood test detects early-stage cancers
Alex Bourque - Aug 19, 2017
In a development that could help people at increased risk for cancer, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have devised a non-invasive blood test that can detect early-stage cancers with a good degree of accuracy.
Origins of complex life on earth decoded Origins of complex life on earth decoded
Andrew McDonald - Aug 19, 2017
The team suggests that life got a kick-start from the huge amounts of nutrients and carbon dumped into the oceans by melting glaciers.
Plague-infected fleas found in Arizona Plague-infected fleas found in Arizona
Adam Widmer - Aug 19, 2017
Arizona public health officials are warning residents that plague-infected fleas have been found in two of the state's northern counties.
White nationalists to rally in Lexington, Kentucky, against removing Confederate monuments White nationalists to rally in Lexington, Kentucky, against removing Confederate monuments
Rick Docksai - Aug 19, 2017
Matthew Heimbach, Traditionalist Worker Party chairman, said that the rally does not have a set date yet but that they wish to have it "sooner rather than later."
Natalee Holloway's dad orders DNA test of suspected remains Natalee Holloway's dad orders DNA test of suspected remains
Kara Menard - Aug 19, 2017
Van Der Sloot was re-arrested for another murder case and is now behind bars. He has more than once confessed to either killing Natalee Holloway or seeing her die but has retracted or changed his confession more than once.
Drinking a little wine or beer extends life, new study says Drinking a little wine or beer extends life, new study says
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
Men who were heavy drinkers had a 25 percent higher risk of dying during the study and a 67 percent increased risk from cancer compared to males who never drank.
Baltimore removes Confederate statutes in dead of night Baltimore removes Confederate statutes in dead of night
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
The Taney statue was targeted for removal because of his authorship of the Supreme Court's notorious Dred Scott decision, which ruled that blacks were not citizens and that Congress did not have the authority to regulate slavery.
Amazon adds Amazon adds "instant pickup" at brick-and-mortar locations
Josh Curlee - Aug 19, 2017
Some of the items may be ones that Amazon shoppers have traditionally have sought out elsewhere. Groceries are one such example.
Meet Chilesauraus, the 'missing link' in dinosaur family tree Meet Chilesauraus, the 'missing link' in dinosaur family tree
Alex Bourque - Aug 19, 2017
In Baron's updated family tree, therapods and ornithischians share a common ancestor, so the mixed traits of Chilesaurus could indicate a transitional species from both groups.
Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence
Vicky Webb - Aug 19, 2017
After Trump's remarks, Republicans were once again forced to distance themselves.
SpaceX successfully launches 12th resupply mission SpaceX successfully launches 12th resupply mission
Robert Balkovich - Aug 19, 2017
Some proteins crystallize better in microgravity, where they grow larger and have fewer imperfections. Crystals grown on the space station benefits medical research into radiation damage, bone loss, and muscle atrophy.
Ancient knee joints shed light on osteoarthritis Ancient knee joints shed light on osteoarthritis
David Sims - Aug 18, 2017
Researchers from Harvard University found that, even after adjusting for both age and body mass index, osteoarthritis of the knee is twice as common now as it was in the 1950's.
Justice Department seeks personal information on anti-Trump protesters Justice Department seeks personal information on anti-Trump protesters
David Sims - Aug 18, 2017
The Los Angeles tech company, DreamHost, which hosts the site, is resisting the federal demand, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Justice Department demands IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump site Justice Department demands IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump site
Leon Clarke - Aug 17, 2017
The web host provider of a website that organizes protests against President Trump has cried over a Justice Department request to hand over personal identifying information of all of the site's visitors.
Trump caves, condemns neo-Nazis Trump caves, condemns neo-Nazis
Ed Mason - Aug 16, 2017
President Trump finally came out and personally condemned the white supremacists who caused Saturday's mayhem and deaths in Charlottesville, Virginia.