• Africa December 13, 2019 5:21 am

    Earth as Art: USGS Images Capture Dramatic Landscapes From High Above

    New images offer dramatic perspectives on mountains, deserts, rivers and other landscapes that make up Earth.

  • Donald Trump September 17, 2019 12:21 am

    US Blames Iran for Saudi Strike; Big Hit for Oil Prices

    The U.S. continued to build its case Monday that Iran was behind the fiery weekend attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities that raised new war worries and sent energy prices soaring. Three people familiar with the intelligence told NBC News that American intelligence showed that the attack was launched from Iran – an assessment that is likely to escalate...

  • Amazon September 10, 2019 1:03 am

    European Space Agency Records Amazon Air Pollution

    New satellite images published Monday by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last month. Several maps showed more carbon monoxide and other pollutants in August than in the previous month, when there were fewer fires. The agency said fires released carbon dioxide once stored in the...

  • Donald Trump September 7, 2019 9:37 pm

    Iran Uses Advanced Centrifuges, Threatens Higher Enrichment

    Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms. While insisting Iran doesn’t seek a nuclear weapon, the comments by Behrouz...

  • Donald Trump August 31, 2019 8:48 pm

    Mysterious Iran Rocket Blast Draws Trump Tweet, Tehran Taunt

    The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American surveillance photo of the site and Tehran showed off a satellite meant to be launched. Trump’s tweet showing the aftermath of Thursday’s explosion at the Imam Khomeini Space Center drew a taunting tweet from...

  • Donald Trump February 7, 2019 2:30 pm

    Images Suggest Iran Launched Satellite Despite US Criticism

    Iran appears to have attempted a second satellite launch despite U.S. criticism that its space program helps the country develop ballistic missiles, satellite images released Thursday suggest. Iran did not immediately acknowledge conducting such a launch. Images released by the Colorado-based company DigitalGlobe show a rocket at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran’s Semnan province on Tuesday. Images from...

  • Europe December 19, 2018 8:50 am

    US Reviews Report of Imports From Forced Labor in China Camp

    The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that reporting by The Associated Press and other media “for the first time appears to link the internment camps...

  • head October 9, 2018 4:48 am

    Indonesia Scientist Predicted Quake, Government Knew of Risk

    When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and started to rise. Terrified, she clung to a small sliver of asphalt and surfed a river...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018 2:21 pm

    North Korea Diplomacy: A History of False Starts and Failures

    No, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn’t killing his summit with President Donald Trump. Or at least, he’s highly unlikely to. Pyongyang breaking off a high-level meeting with Seoul and threatening to scrap next month’s historic summit with Washington over regular allied military drills is seen as a move by Kim to gain leverage and establish that he’s entering...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018 4:52 pm

    North Korea Threatens to Cancel Trump-Kim Summit Over Military Drills

    North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. The warning by North Korea’s first vice foreign minister came hours after the country abruptly canceled a high-level...

  • The Associated Press February 2, 2018 1:25 am

    US, UN Respond to Report on Dozens Buried in Mass Graves in Myanmar

    The State Department says the world needs to know what happened in the area of Myanmar where The Associated Press has confirmed more than five previously unreported mass graves. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says Washington is “deeply, deeply troubled” by the report and continues to stand by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent statement that ethnic cleansing has occurred...

  • Captain November 1, 2017 2:52 am

    Inconsistencies Cast Doubt on Harrowing Tale of Survival at Sea

    The dramatic story of two Honolulu women who were lost at sea for nearly six months before being rescued by the U.S. Navy played out on front pages and websites worldwide. But in the days since, inconsistencies in their account have come to light, and some of their story has changed. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava said they intended to...

  • Reuters July 15, 2017 3:09 pm

    North Korea Might Have More Bomb Material Than Thought: Think Tank

    Thermal images of North Korea’s main nuclear site show more plutonium than previously thought, which can be used to grow its nuclear weapons stockpile, a U.S. think tank said on Friday. The analysis by 38 North, a Washington-based North Korean monitoring group, was based on satellite images of the radiochemical laboratory at the Yongbyon nuclear plant from September until the...

  • Haiti May 3, 2017 5:40 pm

    Haiti's Busiest Airport Inundated With Flood Waters

    Travelers walked in ankle-high water Tuesday after Haiti’s main airport in Port-Au-Prince was flooded.

  • Donald Trump April 25, 2017 5:04 am

    South Korea, Allies Brace for North Korea Follow-Up Act

    North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. It so far has carried out five nuclear tests. Such...

  • Los Angeles January 27, 2017 4:31 am

    NASA Images Illustrate Impact of California Storms

    NASA satellite images offer a dramatic look at how much rain fell this month during some of California’s strongest storms in years.

  • City News Service November 17, 2016 9:03 pm

    Search Begins for Remains in 16-Year-Old Long Beach Cold Case

    Excavation began Thursday in the Kern County desert as authorities conducted a search for remains in connection with the disappearance of a Long Beach woman 16 years ago.

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