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The cost of the unprecedented search for the missing Titan submersible will easily stretch into the millions of dollars. That's according to maritime law and search and rescue experts. The massive … more
The Black Catholic nun who founded the United States’ first African American religious congregation has advanced another step toward sainthood. The Vatican said this week that Mother Mary Lange was … more
The deadly implosion of the Titan submersible raises questions about whether the vessel exploring the Titanic wreckage was destined for its own disaster because of its unconventional design and its … more
June 16-22, 2023 From the war in Ukraine, to the celebration of the summer solstice at Stonehenge, to a heat wave in Lithuania, this gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or … more
The fatal implosion of the Titan submersible has drawn attention to the murkily regulated waters of deep-sea exploration. It’s a space where laws and maritime conventions can be sidestepped by … more
A lockdown on a Tennessee’s legislative office building in Nashville has been lifted. The building was shuttered after several Republican leaders received what House Speaker Cameron Sexton says was … more
A California man has been found guilty of illegally importing an ancient mosaic from Syria. The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles says 56-year-old Mohamad Yassin Alcharihi was convicted Wednesday … more
The courtroom battle over whether a Florida deputy should have confronted the Parkland school gunman is now centering on what witnesses heard. A deputy sheriff, teachers and students all gave … more
A doctors' group that promotes animal rights is makin' a fuss over the Macon Bacon baseball team. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine wrote to the president of the Georgia collegiate … more
About an hour and a half into its voyage, a missing submersible on an expedition to view the wreckage of the Titanic lost communications. It would take another nine hours before the Canadian research … more
The desperate search for a submersible that disappeared while taking five people to view the Titanic wreckage has drawn attention to other deep-sea rescues. Those rescue efforts — from a … more
The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate fell for the third time in as many weeks, a welcome boost for homebuyers facing a housing market that’s been held back this year by a tight inventory of … more
Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes edged higher in May and the national median sale price posted its biggest annual drop in more than a decade, even as the supply of available properties sank to … more
Scientists, while remaining realistic about the chances of finding the Titan on the vast ocean floor, are still offering a glimmer of hope. Rob Larter is a marine geophysicist with the British … more
A judge is about to consider whether to allow Wyoming’s first-in-the-nation ban on abortion pills to take effect or be put on hold pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging it. While other … more
State abortion policies have shifted quickly since the U.S. Supreme Court last year ended a nationwide right to abortion after nearly 50 years. Nearly every state has had changes made or attempted … more
A year after the U.S. Supreme Court rescinded a five-decade-old right to abortion, 25 million women of childbearing age now live in states where the law makes abortions harder to get. Saturday is the … more
A widespread Arizona Medicaid scam that has left an unknown number of Native Americans homeless on the streets of metro Phoenix is being declared a public health state of emergency by the Navajo … more
Search teams racing to find the missing Titanic submersible have detected underwater noises but it won’t be easy to find the source of that sound in the ocean. There are many other potential … more
As other entrepreneurs have pushed the edge of technology to bring well-heeled tourists to space, Stockton Rush saw new opportunities for exploring another frontier: the deep sea. OceanGate, the … more
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