NY Air National Guard unit begins annual South Pole mission

An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway
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The Latest: Indonesian troops head to disaster area

Some 100 Indonesian troops have left the city of Makassar in southern Sulawesi island to help with rescue efforts in the country's quake- and tsunami-hit areas
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The Latest: Hundreds believed buried in mud after quake

Rescue teams are trying to dig out many victims believed buried in mud in an Indonesian city devastated by Friday's earthquake and tsunami, which killed more th
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The Latest: Toll exceeds 840 in Indonesia disaster

Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi has increased slightly to 844, and nearl
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Vessels, Coast Guard search for man missing in Bering Sea

A man is missing from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea north of St. Matthew Island
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Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi

Powerful earthquakes have jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami that swept away houses
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Former research chimps to get new life at Georgia sanctuary

Former research chimps to get new life at Georgia sanctuary
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Alaska Coast Guard station receives plane in fleet upgrade

The Coast Guard has received the first of five new multipurpose aircraft that will replace its aging air fleet at an air station in Alaska
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Cougars enter season drawing strength from Hilinski's memory

Washington State players are going into this season still mourning Tyler Hilinski but also drawing strength from his memory
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Dead gorgeous: ancient sarcophagus held mirror, cosmetics

Archaeologists say a 3rd century sarcophagus found in what is now western Germany contained the remains of a young Roman woman who was buried along with perfume
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The Latest: Macedonia: Probe begun of anti-Greek hate speech

Prosecutors in Macedonia are investigating social media posts and comments that used racist and xenophobic language in discussing the wildfires in Greece that h
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Archaeologists come to Eckley to study our past

The Eckley house has an unpainted porch and bare-board siding typical of an old miner's home, but it suited Paul Shackel
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Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage

Researchers are urging Albanian authorities to build a museum to display hundreds of Roman and Greek artifacts and ancient shipwrecks that are sitting under Alb
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3 dead, 8 injured after fleeing truck rollover in California

U.S. Border Patrol agents who tried to pull over a pickup truck they suspected had crossed into the country illegally deployed a tire-flattening device after th
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US to cut troops along Mexico border but extend deployment

The U.S. plans to cut the number of active-duty troops along the border with Mexico but extend the deployment for another 45 days
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Man pleads guilty to riot conspiracy after Virginia rally

One of four California men accused of violently attacking counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year has pleaded guilty to conspiracy
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Another court nixes Trump push to cut 'sanctuary city' funds

A federal judge says the Trump administration can't withhold over $29 million in law enforcement money from six states and New York City in a clash over their i
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The Latest: Scientists describe fault where quake happened

Scientists say the damaging Alaska earthquake and aftershocks happened on a type of fault with one side moving down and away from the other side
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Fire-scarred California areas escape large-scale rain damage

A major storm brought localized mudslides and street flooding to California, leaving some people stranded in their vehicles, but the fire-scarred state escaped
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California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provid
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Democratic sweep in California raises GOP suspicion

A combination of recent changes in California's election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year tha
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US to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

U.S. officials say the number of active-duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will extend through the end
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The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal

Deontay Wilder has waited a decade for the shot at worldwide fame and fortune he is getting Saturday night at Staples Center
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The Latest: 3 dead, 7 injured in Border Patrol chase

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents involved in a deadly chase tried to stop a pickup truck before it sped from rugged terrain near the U.S.-Mexico border
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