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Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News / AP<p>'It’s all a mess': Shock turns to sorrow in Santa Fe, Texas<p>U.S. news<p>advertisement<p>Ben Stansall / …

Tiny Wyoming office at heart of Panama Papers empire

Cheyenne, Wyo. - The swelling global scandal over leaked data from a Panama law firm can be traced to a quiet street in the capital of the nation's least populated state.<p>M.F. Corporate Services Wyoming LLC, a Wyoming-based corporation with links to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, has helped …

Inside the abandoned city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl – in pictures

Tens of thousands were evacuated from the neighbouring city of Pripyat following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Lynn Hilton visits the deserted city – and finds homes, schools and a fairground left to decay

Chernobyl

Cure for HIV reportedly 3 years away

A cure for HIV and AIDS reportedly could be just a few years away after scientists have been able to successfully snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the disease from returning.<p>Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are confident that within the next …

Why Social Media Is Making You Miserable

It might be time to hit the refresh button on how you engage online.<p>Resorting to Facebook for a convenient ego boost, a quick reconnect with friends, or the chance to share your humble opinion may seem like an easy way to improve your mood and stay abreast of what's going on in the world. But a new …

Hundreds Trapped on Colorado Highway in Record-Breaking Storm

Driving conditions across Colorado’s highways remained treacherous early Thursday after several hundred motorists were left stranded in a dangerous spring snowstorm overnight.<p>Cars were left abandoned on highway shoulders and in ditches amid snowy conditions and winds of up to 50 mph that walloped …

DoJ files motion to compel Apple to comply with FBI order

The Justice Department is seeking to force Apple to comply with an order to help the FBI crack a phone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, …

Denver breaks 86-year heat record

KUSA - Denver is breaking heat records in mid-February!<p>Denver International Airport hit 73 degrees at 1:40 p.m., shattering the previous record of 71 …

Reports: NYPD officer convicted in death of unarmed

A jury found a New York City Police Department officer guilty Thursday night in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man, in a Brooklyn stairwell, according to various reports.<p>Officer Peter Liang was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct in the November 2014 case in …

Dramatic Taliban hostage rescue earns Navy SEAL the Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers was the second one through the door as his SEAL Team Six unit raided a Taliban hide-out where an American doctor was held hostage.<p>Inside, he saw an unknown man darting for the corner of the room. Not knowing whether the man was a militant …

Military

When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Should Fear This

Here is a date which should worry you: July 29th 2016. This is the date Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10. Here is another date which should worry you more: July 17th, 2017. Why? Because it just made July 29th, 2016 one heck of a lot worse…<p>July 17th, 2017 is at the heart of perhaps …

'No Pill for Lead': Flint Mom Fights Baby's Toxic Lead Exposure

Even when her lids are heavy with exhaustion, Tiana Lankford watches her three girls with a mother’s eye. In Flint, Michigan, long plagued by poverty, poor schools and one of the country’s highest murder rates, she’s had to. But she wasn’t looking out for the water coming through her tap.<p>Now with …

Flint

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying ‘level of alarm is extremely high’ as virus has now been detected in 23 countries<p>The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth …

Disease

S&P 500 off to worst-ever start to year

The big selloff on Wall Street to start 2016 is now the worst four-day start to the year ever for the broad U.S. stock market following repeated waves of selling Thursday that sent the Dow tumbling almost 400 points and thrust the Nasdaq back into correction territory amid a global stock rout that …

Evacuations Ordered Along Mississippi River; Nat. Guard Activated in Missouri

No stranger to springtime flooding due to snowmelt, residents in states like Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma are now preparing for …

Texas police: Mom may be helping 'affluenza' teen avoid capture

DALLAS - The latest on the disappearance of Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck and whose lawyer …

Obama grants 95 Christmastime pardons and commutations

WASHINGTON — President Obama's decision to shorten the sentences of 95 federal prisoners Friday continued a continuing trend toward Christmastime clemency that's being criticized as part of "a broken process."<p>Obama said the clemency grants — the largest single-day use of his pardon power in his …

Latest winter storm update. Snow intensity down, but still 1" per hour rates CO plains & near Srn Foothills. #COwx https://t.co/YzlAWolJxj

Winter Storm Cara State-by-State: 17 Killed in Southern Plains; Thousands Still Without Power in Oklahoma

Over the holiday weekend, Winter Storm Cara triggered icy conditions in the Southern Plains, knocked out power to more than 110,000 Oklahoma …

Planned Parenthood shooting: 3 killed, including 1 police officer in Colorado Springs

<b>COLORADO SPRINGS — A gunman killed three people, including a veteran police officer, at a Planned Parenthood clinic here Friday, the latest act of</b> …

Winter Storm Cara Recap

Winter Storm Central<p>Winter Storm Cara Recap<p>By Linda Lam<p>November 29 2015 04:15 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>03:32<p>Winter 2017-2018 A Look Back Part 1<p>The winter of …

Weather

Winter Storm Bella Dumps Up to 16 Inches of Snow in Chicago Suburbs; Record November Snowstorm in Moline, Illinois

Winter Storm Bella not only brought the first, not to mention locally heavy, accumulating snow of the season for some in the Great Lakes and Midwest, …

House passes bill to block Syrian refugees, require more vetting

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Thursday to halt the admission of Syrian refugees into the U.S. until they undergo a more stringent vetting process — the strictest ever required for people fleeing a war-torn nation.<p>The legislation, passed by a vote of 289-137, was rushed through in response to …

Immigration

Tornado Outbreak Spawns Twisters in Four States; Flooding Also Reported

Commuter Conditions<p>Tornado Outbreak Spawns Twisters in Four States; Flooding Also Reported<p>By Sean Breslin<p>November 18 2015 08:45 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>00:56<p>…

Weather

Please keep our fallen trooper in your hearts, thoughts and prayers. Tough day for Troop 1C and the CSP Family. https://t.co/Zn92RlzzVx

Supreme Court will wade back into abortion debate

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to re-enter the national debate over abortion.<p>The justices will decide whether tough new restrictions placed on abortion clinics and doctors in Texas constitute an "undue burden" on women seeking legal abortions and should be struck down.<p>The restrictions …

YouTube launches music app

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — YouTube, the video network, has a new app—and it's for music lovers.<p>YouTube Music, out today in the Google Play and Apple iTunes App store, is a stand-alone app spotlighting the massive YouTube music library, with a different twist than what you'll find on music services like …