Arizona is in the midst of a heat wave that culminated Thursday with a new record high of 100 degrees, making this October one of the hottest in years.
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An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear fired bean bags and pepper spray on Thursday as they tried to clear protesters from a camp on private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
A Michigan judge ruled in favor of Flint residents who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state and state officials over the city’s lead-contaminated water, rejecting a motion to dismiss the case entirely.
Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday.
Students at Brigham Young University who report sexual assault will no longer be investigated for possible violations of the strict honor code that bans drinking and premarital sex.
The story of how “Patient Zero” and AIDS arrived in New York in 1979 and triggered the epidemic in North America has been told so many times in so many different ways that for many people it’s become an accepted truth of our modern history. It’s a compelling narrative, but it’s not quite right.
Daylight revealed widespread damage in central Italy on Thursday after strong earthquakes overnight that caused panic and fear among residents just two months after a quake nearby killed hundreds.
In Portland, Maine, there is no law against dressing up as a tree. But it is illegal to block traffic as one, apparently.
A pair of “apocalyptic” aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, crumbling buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.
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