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A high-ranking Civil Defense official in the Dominican Republic tells The Associated Press that the death toll from a powerful explosion this week has risen to 25. The official was not authorized to … more
Nestled in the sand dunes an hour’s drive from the skyscrapers of Dubai, a desert village abandoned in the 1990s stands as an eerie relic of the rapid urbanization of the United Arab Emirates. … more
Authorities say the death toll from a powerful explosion near the capital of the Dominican Republic has risen to 10 as firefighters search through smoldering rubble. More than 50 people were injured … more
A man in Bosnia killed his ex-wife, whose murder he posted live on Instagram, and two other people while on the run before taking his former life. A police statement in the northeastern Bosnian town … more
Aug. 4-10, 2023 Children cool off in a fountain in Moscow in warm weather as people gather for the annual SUP board festival in St. Petersburg. Catholics gather to see Pope Francis in … more
From fiery protests in Haiti, to wildfires in Hawaii, to an assassination in Ecuador, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The … more
Scientists are wondering if global warming and El Nino have an accomplice in fueling this summer’s record-shattering heat. The European climate agency Copernicus reported that July was one-third of … more
A new study concludes that Antarctica is already being and will continue to be affected by more frequent and severe extreme weather events, a known byproduct of human-caused climate change. Many of … more
Lottery players will have another shot at a massive Mega Millions jackpot. The estimated $1.55 billion prize up for grabs Tuesday night has been building for months thanks to 31 straight drawings … more
Two conservative groups are asking a federal court to block the Biden administration’s plan to cancel $39 billion in student loans for more than 800,000 borrowers. In a lawsuit filed Friday in … more
Lottery players will have a shot at an estimated $1.25 billion Mega Millions jackpot. There have been 30 straight drawings since the last time someone won the game’s jackpot on April 18. That has … more
July 28-Aug. 3, 2023 Flooding in China and the Philippines, Hindu rituals at rivers in India, the capsize of a passenger ferry in the Philippines and New Zealand sea lions hanging out at the … more
July 28-Aug. 3, 2023 War continues in Ukraine, during a week in which a Soviet emblem was removed from the shield of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv. In Moscow, Russia accused Ukraine of a … more
A new quick study finds that human-caused global warming made July hotter for four out of five people on Earth. And more than 2 billion people felt added warmth from climate change every single day … more
The glittering towers of the Moscow City business district were once symbols of the Russian capital's economic boom in the early 2000s. Now they are a sign of its vulnerability, following a series of … more
Former President Donald Trump has for years pushed baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him. A sprawling indictment unsealed Tuesday says the one who tried to steal the election was … more
The first of two supermoons in August graced the skies on Tuesday. A supermoon is broadly defined as a full moon that is closer to the Earth than normal. That makes it appear slightly brighter … more
The United States is clearly not the dominant team that won the 2019 Women's World Cup. The Americans have advanced to the knockout stage at this edition of the tournament, but just barely after … more
As the planet warms thanks to climate change, tropical storms are becoming more frequent, more powerful, and wetter. The World Health Organization says that while poverty and conflict remain enduring … more
A new population study shows golden lion tamarins are rebounding in Brazil. The monkeys are endangered but are considered one of conservation’s rare success stories. That story seemed imperiled … more
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