A skull and other bone fragments that were found on a remote Pacific island may, in fact, belong to the famous female aviator Amelia Hart.
The man who confessed to police that he had a dead body in his vehicle and had killed three other people at his home was identified by police as Shankar Hangud, a 53-year-old from Roseville, California.
A human hasn't landed on the moon since 1972, but NASA's Artemis program aims to land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Part of that process involves upgrading the classic spacesuits worn by Apollo-era astronauts in the 1960s and 70s.
Chloe Newman lost her right leg when she was a baby, so when Mattel introduced the Barbie Fashionista #121 -- a stylish doll with a prosthetic leg -- she wanted to give them to kids just like her.
Actress Felicity Huffman reported to federal prison in Dublin, California, on Tuesday to begin serving a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scam, a representative said.
Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced has called an urgent meeting after six people were killed in a mass shooting at a San Juan apartment complex.
About 3,300 years ago, a terrible battle raged in Germany's Tollense Valley. The Bronze Age site has been excavated since its discovery in 2008 and every bone and artifact adds to the tragic narrative of what unfolded on the battlefield.
Investigators now know where the mammoth Saddle Ridge fire started. They just don't know how.
The CNN/New York Times presidential debate tonight in Ohio will be the most pivotal moment yet in the Democratic race. The clash among 12 candidates will highlight growing vulnerabilities among front-runners and offer outsiders one of a dwindling number of chances to break through.
The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis has risen to 72 in Japan, as thousands of residents remain without power or water and evening temperatures hover around 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), according to public broadcaster NHK.
Three employees at a North Carolina assisted living facility are accused of allowing elderly residents to fight one another, encouraging them to fight, and, in one case, assaulting a resident.
NASA's chief scientist has said that the world's not ready if life is discovered on Mars. This ex-NASA scientist claims they found it more than 40 years ago.
Residents on fixed cellphone contracts in India-controlled Kashmir were surprised to discover they had been billed for the two-month, government-imposed communications blackout when it partially ended earlier this week.
She was one of only a few celebrities to be publicly pro-choice when South Korea legalized abortion this year, was open about her own mental health struggles and insisted women shouldn't have to wear bras if they found them uncomfortable.
Vietnam's largest cinema chain has pulled a new Dreamworks animated movie from theaters because it features a map asserting Chinese ownership over the South China Sea.
Think about it: For two whole years, we had managed to peacefully carry on with our daily activities without angry-tweeting at strangers about the color of a pair of shoes.
Fort Worth's police chief is apologizing for the shooting death of a black woman in her home by a white police officer, as her family's attorney says the officer's arrest is just one step on a long road toward justice.
Before a Fort Worth police officer killed a woman in her home on Saturday, the department was already under scrutiny.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is investigating a threatening note targeting the community, African Americans and local supporters of Bernie Sanders, officials said.
Cyntoia Brown says she's honored to be the picture of what a second chance after prison looks like.
LeBron James has long spoken out on social justice issues, such as in his advocacy for the Black Lives Matter movement, his criticism of President Trump as a "bum" and his push to be "more than an athlete."
Scientist Sandy Song remembers when she first saw the aggressive swirl of the monster storm approaching on satellite images at her office at the Hong Kong Observatory.
A man walked into a California police department Monday and told officers he had killed four people, police say.
Almost exactly a year since Jayme Closs was kidnapped and her parents killed, the 13-year-old says she's happy to be back home and doing what she enjoys.
Pacific Gas & Electric should give rebates or credits to each of its nearly 800,000 customers affected by last week's power shutoffs, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said, demanding that the utility "be held accountable."
Floyd the mastiff went for a hike with his owner up the Grandeur Peak trail near Salt Lake City on Sunday. But when it was time to come down, Floyd was too exhausted and just sat down.
A federal judge ruled that a Virginia law requiring couples to reveal their race in applying for a marriage license is unconstitutional.
When a crossing guard arrived at his corner last Thursday, some sort of commotion was happening. At first he thought it was an event put on by the school, but quickly realized it was for him.
They live in different places, work at different universities and dedicate their careers to studying different topics. But there's one thing at least four of this year's US Nobel Prize laureates share.
Two firefighters in Utah are melting hearts after they let a child give them purple manicures to help keep her calm after a car accident.
One man in Jupiter, Florida, decided that he could make a difference in his town by paying off the lunch debt for every child in the system. It all started with a Facebook post.
If you like movies, you will appreciate Monday's Google Doodle celebrating the 218th birthday of Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau.
A former Georgia police officer was found not guilty of murder Monday more than four years after he killed a naked, unarmed black man who was mentally ill.
It's only the second observed "interloper" to cross into our solar system, but interstellar comet 21/Borisov looks incredibly similar to our own comets based on new observations by astronomers. They're also learning new details about the comet, like the fact that it has a reddish hue, accord…
Vandals threw red paint on statues of Christopher Columbus in San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, as people around the US prepared to celebrate the Italian explorer.
In her final months, Atatiana Jefferson moved to another city to take care of her ailing mother.
For the first time in nearly 150 years, bison will roam a new corner of a South Dakota national park. It's a vital step in growing the population of America's national mammal.
A rare white orca calf has been spotted along the Washington coast, delighting whale watchers lucky enough to see him.
More charges have been brought against the gunman who allegedly barged into a wedding at a New Hampshire church and began shooting, wounding the bride and the bishop.
A major search and rescue operation is underway in Japan after deadly Typhoon Hagibis brought widespread flooding and landslides, destroying buildings and leaving dozens dead.