The ambush killing of two New York police officers on Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement over police use of lethal force to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause.
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LOS GATOS, Calif. — Three punishing years of drought have parched California streams, rivers and wetlands.
AKRON, Ohio — Their TV was showing another rally celebrating President Barack Obama’s long-awaited announcement about immigration reform, but to Marilu Morales it just sounded like more white noise. “Gracias a Presidente Obama!” shouted an anchor on Univision, as Marilu, 29, returned home near dawn after another midnight shift and collapsed onto the couch. Lately, she needed the sound of a TV to help her sleep. She needed Tylenol, blackout curtains and anything else that could numb what her life had become in the 10 weeks since her husband, Javier Flores, was deported.
Ambassador and diplomat Robert Oakley had retired from the Foreign Service — twice — when he got an emergency phone call in 1993 while at a party. Could he come to the White House early the next morning?
Robert H. Simpson, a nationally known meteorologist who helped devise the ubiquitous 1-to-5 “Saffir-Simpson” scale used by forecasters to prepare the public for the severity of an oncoming hurricane, died Dec. 19 at his home in Washington. He was 102.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.
CHICAGO — A man bit off a part of a security guard’s ear during a fight outside a strip club in Chicago early Friday morning, police said.
It came from the deep. The very, very deep. Recorded during a recent exploration of the Mariana Trench (the deepest place on the planet), the strange-looking new species has set a record for fish depth.
The disease known as bird flu has been found in a “backyard” poultry flock in Oregon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday, adding that there’s no immediate public health concern.
Now that the International Space Station has a 3-D printer, engineers can design new tools on the ground and then beam them up to space.