Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than scientists expected. NASA’s… Continue reading

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles
In this May 3 photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. (Carolyn Kaster | The Associated Press File)

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the nation’s… Continue reading

In this May 3 photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. (Carolyn Kaster | The Associated Press File)

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger

NEW YORK — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest… Continue reading

In this April 15, 2014 photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies are on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake up of the dinosaur family tree. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press File)

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

WASHINGTON — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.… Continue reading

In this April 15, 2014 photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies are on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake up of the dinosaur family tree. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press File)
No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he’s made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he’ll vote on abortion… Continue reading

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says
FBI Director James Comey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Manuel Balce Ceneta | The Associated Press)

Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James… Continue reading

FBI Director James Comey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Manuel Balce Ceneta | The Associated Press)
In this Jan. 15 photo, President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks at the PBS’s Executive Session at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. “We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, what I think has been the most successful public-private partnership — how ironic it would be if we were defunded this year,” said Kerger. (Willy Sanjuan | Invision)

Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act’s 50th year, especially in Juneau

LOS ANGELES — The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way, it could… Continue reading

In this Jan. 15 photo, President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks at the PBS’s Executive Session at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. “We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, what I think has been the most successful public-private partnership — how ironic it would be if we were defunded this year,” said Kerger. (Willy Sanjuan | Invision)

Lack of comma sense ignites debate after ruling in $10M suit

PORTLAND, Maine — It all came down to a missing comma, and not just any one. And it’s reignited a longstanding debate over whether the… Continue reading

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, the chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday on the restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press)

9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone

WASHINGTON — Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime… Continue reading

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, the chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday on the restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.. (Susan Walsh | The Associated Press)

US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

HONOLULU — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were… Continue reading

Trump tax bill would have been slashed by his plans

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by pledging no tax cuts for the wealthy, but newly leaked pages from his 2005 taxes demonstrate… Continue reading

Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection… Continue reading

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders, right, wait to take their turn in the closing debate at parliament in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe. (Phil Nijhuis HH POOL via AP)

Dutch Trump loses at the polls

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the… Continue reading

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders, right, wait to take their turn in the closing debate at parliament in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe. (Phil Nijhuis HH POOL via AP)
In this Feb. 2 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, escorted by former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)

Gorsuch view on scope of Second Amendment a judicial mystery

Despite strong endorsements from some gun rights advocates, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has a slim appeals court record on the subject — a record… Continue reading

In this Feb. 2 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, escorted by former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin leaves a news conference following a GOP party conference at the Capitol on Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik | The Associated Press)

GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote

WASHINGTON — Their health care overhaul in peril from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make changes to… Continue reading

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin leaves a news conference following a GOP party conference at the Capitol on Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik | The Associated Press)

White House releases 2005 Trump tax info ahead of TV report

WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in… Continue reading

In this March 9, 2017 photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP’s long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump’s promise of “insurance for everybody.” (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)

Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill

WASHINGTON — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and that number would balloon… Continue reading

In this March 9, 2017 photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP’s long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump’s promise of “insurance for everybody.” (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)
In this photo taken Feb. 15, Michael Fasman adds a cannabis tincture to his dog’s yogurt at his home in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg | The Associated Press)

Pot for pets: Owners treat sick animals with cannabis

SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Fasman’s 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn’t want to give her… Continue reading

In this photo taken Feb. 15, Michael Fasman adds a cannabis tincture to his dog’s yogurt at his home in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg | The Associated Press)

‘Fearless Girl’ statue stares down Wall Street’s iconic bull

NEW YORK — A new statue of a resolute young girl now faces Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull, erected by a major asset managing firm… Continue reading

In this Feb. 2 photo, cousins from the Avila family search for discarded toys on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in Coata in the Puno region of Peru.The shores of South America’s largest lake are littered with dead frogs, discarded paint buckets and bags of soggy trash. Less visible threats lurk in the water itself: highly toxic levels of lead and mercury. (Rodrigo Abd | The Associated Press)

Lake worshipped by Incans now littered with trash

LAKE TITICACA, Peru — Tucked between snow-capped mountains, Lake Titicaca was once worshipped by the Incas, who proclaimed its deep blue waters the birthplace of… Continue reading

In this Feb. 2 photo, cousins from the Avila family search for discarded toys on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in Coata in the Puno region of Peru.The shores of South America’s largest lake are littered with dead frogs, discarded paint buckets and bags of soggy trash. Less visible threats lurk in the water itself: highly toxic levels of lead and mercury. (Rodrigo Abd | The Associated Press)