SAN JOSE, Calif. — An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard, killing eight people before taking his own life as law enforcement rushed in, authorities said.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory.
WAILUKU, Maui — A Maui County Council committee passed a bill imposing a moratorium on building permits for visitor accommodations in west and south Maui — the county’s biggest tourist districts.
There’s a 40% chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said.
WASHINGTON — They mourned together and laughed together in the Oval Office — and spoke about what President Joe Biden called “the hard reality that racism has long torn us apart.”
HONOLULU — The Council on Revenues on Tuesday sharply increased its tax revenue forecast for the state to reflect rebounding spending by residents and a growing number of tourists visiting the islands more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic began.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As more companies start selling tickets to space, a question looms: Who gets to call themselves an astronaut?
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin agreed Tuesday to meet next month in Geneva, a face-to-face encounter the White House hopes will help bring some predictability to a fraught relationship that’s only worsened in the first months of the Democratic administration.
MINNEAPOLIS — A family-friendly street festival, musical performances and moments of silence were held Tuesday to honor George Floyd and mark the year since he died at the hands of Minneapolis police, a death captured on wrenching bystander video that galvanized the racial justice movement and continues to bring calls for change.
Moderna said Tuesday that its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects children as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option for that age group in the U.S.
NEW YORK — New York prosecutors convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO — A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation.
HONOLULU — A judge on Saipan on Monday ordered a Hong Kong company to pay seven Chinese construction workers a total of $5.4 million for forcing them to work long hours in dangerous conditions to build a casino, while they were denied medical care for injuries and threatened with deportation and death.
As bad as last year’s record-shattering fire season was, the western U.S. starts this year’s in even worse shape.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.
MINNEAPOLIS — Parents and siblings of Black men killed by police urged people during a discussion in the city where George Floyd was killed a year ago to join them in pursuing legal changes they say can make similar deaths less likely in the future.
WASHINGTON — The projected cost of modernizing the U.S. nuclear force is escalating, including billions of dollars more to operate nuclear-armed submarines and update Energy Department nuclear weapons laboratories and production facilities, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.