Simone Biles withdrew from Thursday's all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental well-being, USA Gymnastics said. Her decision comes a day after the Olympic champion pulled out of the gymnastics team finals. Here's more on the story.
The House select committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol will hold its first hearing on Tuesday. The panel will hear testimony from law enforcement officers who responded to the January 6 insurrection. Here's what you need to know.
This year is on track to be another devastating wildfire season. As of Saturday, there are a total of 88 large wildfires burning in the U.S., according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Here are the five active wildfires with the largest acreage burned so far.
Enormous wildfires are burning across several Western states, but winds are carrying the smoke much further — even as far as New York. Here's the latest on wildfires spreading across the U.S., including the Bootleg Fire, considered one of the largest in modern Oregon history.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has set in motion the steps to hold a procedural vote Wednesday on the bipartisan infrastructure deal that the White House and a group of senators reached last month. Read the latest on the negotiations and other politics headlines.
A scorching drought made worse by climate change is draining reservoirs at an alarming pace, fueling massive wildfires and deadly heat waves, and withering one of the most important agricultural economies in the country. Here's a look at the megadrought's impact on the West.
Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday on the New Shepard rocket built by his company, Blue Origin. Bezos was joined by his brother Mark and two history-making passengers: 82-year-old aviation pioneer Wally Funk, the oldest person to fly in space, and Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old Dutch student who is the youngest ever to fly in space. Here's what you need to know about the spaceflight.
President Biden on Tuesday denounced efforts by lawmakers in Republican-led states to impose new restrictions on voting. The speech comes a day after Texas Democratic lawmakers fled the state to block a vote on GOP-backed voting and elections bill.
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets Sunday to protest food shortages and high prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. Here's a look at the protests and how President Biden and other politicians have responded.