To ring in the new year, NASA's New Horizons probe conducted the farthest ever flyby to distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, 4 billion miles from Earth. Now, the object has been officially named Arrokoth, a Native American term that means "sky" in the Powhatan and Algonquian language, accor…
The death of a Washington State University student Tuesday morning at a fraternity house might be alcohol-related, police in Pullman said.
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Michael Bennett has started standing for the National Anthem again after almost four years -- but he insists it's not because of a rumored deal with team owner Jerry Jones.
Since it landed in Gale Crater in 2012, the Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface beneath its wheels to learn more about the planet's history. But Curiosity also stuck its nose in the air for a big sniff to understand the Martian atmosphere.
The staff at his care facility asked him what he wanted for his 102 birthday, and now over 1,000 cards have come in from all over the world.
Police in Maryland have released the name of a man wanted on murder charges for the fatal stabbing of a customer outside a Popeyes restaurant last week
A Navy SEAL rejected by the Fire Department of New York because of his age will now get the chance to join its ranks, thanks to a new measure passed by state lawmakers.
When a toddler went missing in rural Michigan in October 2013, residents and law enforcement officials quickly mobilized a massive search party.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are set to debate "Conrad's Law," a bill spurred by Michelle Carter's manslaughter trial that would make coerced suicide a crime.
Afghanistan is to "conditionally" release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in exchange for two American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) professors who were kidnapped by the group three years ago, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.
Nine University of Southern California students have died since the start of the semester, the school said Tuesday -- an unusually high rate that moved university officials to send students a letter about the issue over the weekend.
Rare dragonfly fossils dating from about 50 million years ago show how life recovered after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and could benefit our understanding of climate change.
Astronomers have spotted a star speeding through our galaxy at more than 3,728,227 mph. And in 100 million years, it will leave the Milky Way for good.
Alabama's capital city, a hub of the civil rights movement decades ago, is about to inaugurate its first African-American mayor.
Prepare your kids (or just the kid in you). Disney's highly-anticipated streaming service, Disney+, launches today. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
Starting in the summer of 2017, Colleen Gill's strolls on the beach were often interrupted by the smell of death.
A San Diego State University student died after attending a fraternity event, the university president said Monday.
Fifty-one children and three teachers were injured at a kindergarten in southwest China when a man attacked them with a corrosive chemical, state media reported Tuesday.
A search is underway for two missing boaters after a storm capsized a vessel off the southeastern coast of Florida on Friday, the US Coast Guard said.
At least 12 people have been killed and around 100 others injured after two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
President Donald Trump can't wait to see Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week, but it's hard to find anyone else here in Washington who shares his enthusiasm.
The family of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is scheduled to be executed November 20, told NBC Nightly News they'll keep fighting for him "until the end."
Hong Kong has been hit with another day of turmoil Tuesday after a man was shot by a police officer and another set alight following a confrontation with protesters in one of the most dramatic days in over five months of protests.
A police officer detained and cited a man eating a sandwich on a San Francisco train platform, a confrontation captured on a viral video.
A woman from Paradise, California has created a phoenix sculpture from thousands of donated keys to places destroyed in California's deadliest wildfire last November.
While Earth is currently the only planet known to support life, astronomers look for certain factors that hint when a newly discovered exoplanet, or planet outside of our solar system, could be potentially habitable.
The staff at an Idaho public library spends most days helping patrons find books they need. But lately, librarians have had to become amateur sleuths -- because someone keeps hiding books to prevent others from reading them.
It's been 75 years since the USS Grayback went missing with 80 sailors aboard. Now, an organization that searches for sunken World War II submarines has solved the mystery of where it went down.
As a 10-year-old boy, Max Vredenburgh threw a message in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean in 2010. His message included his home address, in the hopes his message would be found.
The police chief of an Oklahoma town was found dead during a training retreat in Florida. The suspect? One of his officers.
A tiny deer-like creature about the size of a rabbit has been photographed in the wild for the first time in three decades in southern Vietnam, delighting conservationists who feared the species was extinct.
The Seattle Sounders FC scored three goals in their win over Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship and fans were so excited, their celebrations registered on earthquake-sensing equipment.
The 13-year-old Mormon boy who walked for hours to get help after his family was ambushed near the US-Mexico border last week spoke out publicly about his harrowing journey for the first time.
An American Eagle flight slid off the runway Monday morning at Chicago O'Hare International Airport as snowy conditions and blustery winds led to hundreds of flight cancellations at the city's major airports.
A Marine who deserted his post at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina last month is a suspect in the killing of his mother's boyfriend, authorities said Monday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers dispatched the New York Knicks 108-87 last night. But the best performance of the night may have come before the game even started
Climate change means melting ice and habitat loss for animals in the Arctic. But there's an invisible side effect of warming temperatures and rising tides, and it's killing key marine species.
When 5-year-old Charlie Skabelund called 911, he had what you could call a serious emergency for a little boy: he needed a McDonald's Happy Meal.
"I'm a grandmother," might as well be Laura Landerman-Garber's catch-phrase. It's something she repeats over and over as she tells the story of how she expanded a small family tradition into a full-blown nonprofit which will send 100,000 cards to US troops this holiday season.
More than a dozen people took the witness stand in the first week of Patrick Frazee's murder trial, including the woman he was dating -- who testified he confessed to beating his fiancée to death with a baseball bat.
It's Veterans Day in the US. Here are some places that are offering deals to show their appreciation for those who have served in the armed forces. It's also a federal holiday, so keep in mind that some of your usual errand stops may be closed.
A shining light, a distinct talent, a loving person. That's how Laurel Griggs, the 13-year-old actress who died last week, is being remembered.