Nation
December 7, 2017
Powerful winds boost California fire danger

Powerful winds boost California fire danger

Southern California officials are warning of unprecedented dangerous winds on Thursday, with gusts possibly reaching 80 mph. The region is dealing with several massive wildfires that have around 200,000 under evacuation orders.
Nation
December 6, 2017
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope Ala.

Jones seeking support of women in Alabama Senate race

Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones drew a line between himself and Republican nominee Roy Moore on Wednesday as he sided with women making sexual misconduct allegations against men of both parties.
Nation
December 6, 2017

'Silence Breakers' named Time magazine's Person of the Year

The "Silence Breakers" — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
Nation
December 6, 2017
Wildfires destroy homes across Southern California

Wildfires destroy homes across Southern California

Wildfires driven by winds approaching hurricane force swept across Southern California Monday night into Tuesday, scorching thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of structures - from Ventura County to communities north of Los Angeles.
Nation
December 5, 2017
Los Angeles City Fire Department FEMA California Task Force 1 went house-to-house looking for residents in Cudjoe Key, Fla., where Hurricane Irma’s

FEMA tells staffers after record season of disasters they may have to pay back some OT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has informed employees who have worked extra hours battling a record wave of natural disasters in 2017 that they may…
Nation
December 5, 2017
First baby born in U.S. from uterus transplant

First baby born in U.S. from uterus transplant

The first birth in the U.S. as a result of a womb transplant occurred in Texas, a milestone for this country but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center.
Nation
December 5, 2017
Astronauts make, fling, eat pizzas in space

Astronauts make, fling, eat pizzas in space

The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews. Astronauts at the International Space Station posted a video over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies. The fixings flew up last month on a supply ship.
Nation
December 4, 2017
A man watched a horse race at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J., a sports gamblers’ paradise-in-waiting.

Supreme Court appears set to legalize sports betting nationwide

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court appeared poised Monday to legalize sports betting nationwide by freeing states from a federal anti-gambling law.The justices gave a…
Nation
December 4, 2017

Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to take effect

Ruling a win for Trump as legal challenges continue.
Nation
December 4, 2017
This rendering provided by NASA shows Voyager 1. NASA has nailed a thruster test on Voyager 1, a spacecraft 13 billion miles away.

NASA restarts Voyager 1's thrusters -- idle for 37 years and 13 billion miles away

NASA has nailed an engine test on a spacecraft 13 billion miles away in an effort that could extend Voyager 1's life by two to three years.
Local
December 3, 2017
This plane made an emergency landing near Valley City.

Engine fails on Fargo-bound small plane, glides onto interstate

The pilot was unhurt, and the plane suffered no damage.
Nation
December 2, 2017
December’s nearly full moon rose over Pittsburgh on Friday. It’s the closest the moon will be to earth this year.

On Sunday, moon will shine brighter, appear larger than it has all year

The Dec. 3 Full Cold Moon will be 2017's only "supermoon."
Nation
December 2, 2017

He saw the curtains open on the Atomic Age

For Ted Petry, working under the stands at the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field was his first job out of high school and a good…
Nation
December 2, 2017
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn is to plead guilty Friday to

Flynn said to have consulted Kushner on Russian contact

Michael Flynn, the retired general who served as Trump's first national security adviser, said members of the president's inner circle were intimately involved and at times directing his contacts.
Nation
December 1, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel describes his Twitter war with Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Jimmy Kimmel, Senate candidate Roy Moore feud on Twitter

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel stepped up his feud with U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying he's open to fighting the Republican in his home state of Alabama.
December 1, 2017
3M, based in Maplewood, has bought Scott Controls.

3M tells Alabama that it underreported chemicals in river by factor of 1,000

For more than three years, 3M Co. underreported its discharge of a class of potentially toxic chemicals into the Tennessee River by a factor of 1,000, according to a letter sent by a 3M official to regulators at the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Nation
December 1, 2017
ADDS ID: In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, image made from a video provided by Vice News Tonight, Christopher Cantwell attends a white nationalist rally

Report: Officer safety put ahead of public safety at rally

Law enforcement failed to adequately plan for or respond to a violent white nationalist rally this summer in Virginia, leading to "deep distrust of government" in the Charlottesville community, an independent review released Friday found.
Business
December 1, 2017
The "Rope.Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required." hoodie was available Friday at Amazon.com

'Rope. Tree. Journalist' lynching shirt design pulled from Amazon

Walmart had removed the T-shirt design from its website after a complaint was made by a journalists' group.
Nation
December 1, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) arrived on Wednesday before a confirmation hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for Alex Az

Senate Ethics Committee has opened inquiry into Al Franken

Also, a new accuser, an Army veteran, told CNN that a 2003 encounter came while posing for a photo with Franken, who was on a USO tour.
Nation
November 30, 2017
FILE-- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cab

White House plan would replace Secretary of State Tillerson with CIA chief

It was not immediately clear whether President Trump has given final approval to the plan.