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The Latest: Attendance falls again amid LA…

The Los Angeles Unified School District says student absences during the ongoing teacher strike have cost the district about $97 million over four days

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for…

Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan…

Judge acquits 3 Chicago police officers of trying to cover up 2014 shooting of black teen

Indonesian presidential candidates spar over…

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in senior positions

School official withdraws after protests over LGBT stance

A New Orleans school board member withdrew from consideration for the board presidency Thursday night amid a flurry of criticism over her record of resistance to protections for LGBT students

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'No point going to school if our world is dying'

Thousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change.

Asteroids Are Slamming Into Earth Twice as Much…

Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry. For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years.

Police Department is Asking For Volunteers to Get…

A Police Department in Pennsylvania is asking people to get drunk. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

A federal appeals court panel has lifted a lower-court ban keeping Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program

New Mexico ski resort says 2 rescued from avalanche

An avalanche rushed down a mountainside at a New Mexico ski resort, injuring two people who were pulled from the snow after a roughly 20-minute rescue effort

Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as hopes of a resolution to the trade dispute between the United States and China boosted industrial shares and lifted investor sentiment. Fred Katayama reports.

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California storm moving out after battering state…

The last Pacific storm in a weeklong series is pounding already-soaked California with rain and snow

Human Beings Evolved To Love Cuteness: How…

Why do we love Hello Kitty, Funko Pop figurines and other "kawaii" objects?

Stocks climb on report US may pare back tariffs…

US stocks finish with solid gains as investors hope the US might cut back its tariffs on imports from China

Police: Arizona man carried out lone wolf attack…

Authorities say an Arizona man who faces a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack

Patient's widow: Hospital safeguards 'failed…

A woman suing an Ohio hospital and doctor with claims that her husband received an outsize dose of a powerful painkiller before he died says it's clear medical safeguards "failed tremendously."

AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs…

In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump insists a physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico

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Israeli Exchange Student Murdered in Australia

Authorities in Melbourne, Australia, are searching for whoever attacked and killed a 21-year-old Israeli woman late Wednesday as she spoke on the phone with her sister, the BBC reports. "This was an absolutely horrendous, horrific attack that was committed against an innocent young woman," Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said during...

Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer who believed he was armed was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun