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WASHINGTON — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal crim…

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KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday, Oct. 21, among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the cou…

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‘There’s a lemur!’ 5-year-old helps crack zoo theft case

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Members of anti-government paramilitary groups implicated in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor over measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus during a fr…

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Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.

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NEW YORK — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery …

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WASHINGTON — The White House said Friday, Oct. 2, that President Donald Trump was suffering “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, making the stunning announcement after he returned from an afternoon fu…

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Too much candy: Man dies after eating bags of black licorice

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election drew swift blowback Thursday, Sept. 24, from both parties in Congress, and lawm…

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‘Mighty mice’ stay musclebound in space, boon for astronauts

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WASHINGTON — The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major chan…

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LOS ANGELES — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen m…

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Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

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NEW YORK — Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, the workout videos. The “I dissent” T-shirts, the refrigerator magnets, the onesies for babies or costu…

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Investigation leads to seizing venomous snakes from Boise residence

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You’re going to need a bigger boat — a much bigger boat

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AstraZeneca’s suspension of final testing of its potential COVID-19 vaccine while it investigates a volunteer’s illness shows there will be “no compromises” on safety in developing the shots, …

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SHAVER LAKE, Calif. — Evacuation orders were expanded Monday to more mountain communities as a huge wildfire churned through California’s Sierra National Forest, one of dozens of blazes crews …

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NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Marco began falling apart Monday, easing one threat to the Gulf Coast but setting the stage for the arrival of Laura as a potentially supercharged Category 3 hurri…

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MICRONESIA — Three mariners missing for nearly three days in Micronesia made it home safe thanks to their big SOS message in sand.

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