A sudden dust storm in Illinois led to car crashes that killed 6 and injured dozens

Updated May 2, 2023 at 9:13 AM ET At least six people are dead and more than 35 injured after a sudden dust storm passed through Illinois Monday and caused a multi-vehicle pileup, state police said. High winds blew dirt through Montgomery County, Illinois, beginning around 10:55 a.m., causing “zero visibility” on Interstate 55, Illinois […]

Live updates: Donald Trump has been charged with 34 felonies

NEW YORK — Follow along for live updates on former President Donald Trump, who is expected to surrender Tuesday at a Manhattan courthouse to face arraignment on charges stemming from hush-money payments made during the 2016 campaign to bury allegations that he had extramarital sexual encounters.

5 takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON — President Biden delivered a State of the Union address Tuesday night that Democrats will likely be thrilled with. He struck notes of his traditional unity message, pledging to work with the new Republican House leadership and touting his legislative accomplishments in the past year, but Biden also laid out an Average Joe America […]

LeBron James breaks the NBA career scoring record, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James has now scored more points than any NBA player in history, as he passed fellow Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career 38,387 points on Tuesday night in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. The record came near the end of the third quarter, when James hit a fadeaway jumper. It’s […]

Eggs prices drop, but the threat from avian flu isn’t over yet

Maybe you’ve seen the funny internet memes about high egg prices? Like the one where a guy gets on his knees to propose, but instead of a ring, he brings out a dozen precious eggs! Well, egg prices have finally begun to decline. “We’re seeing wholesale prices start to come down,” says David Ortega, a […]

The U.S. has downed a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina

Updated February 4, 2023 at 4:15 PM ET WASHINGTON — The U.S. military shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday afternoon, the Pentagon said. “On Wednesday, President Biden gave his authorization to take down the surveillance balloon as soon as the mission could be accomplished without undue […]

Gas stove makers have a pollution solution. They’re just not using it

The heated debate over regulating gas stoves is really about the burners in those appliances. That’s where natural gas, a fossil fuel, is combusted and air pollution is released into homes. Four decades ago, the gas industry and appliance manufacturers developed a partial solution for this problem. They created a cleaner and more efficient burner. […]

Can you get COVID and the flu at the same time?

WASHINGTON — If you’re like most Americans, someone in your family or social circle is sick right now with COVID, flu, a cold or RSV. With the rolling waves of sickness hitting many households, some people are wondering: Could I have caught more than one of these germs at the same time? The answer is: […]

Here’s what we know about the classified documents found at Biden’s home and office

Updated January 14, 2023 at 2:20 PM ET WASHINGTON — President Biden is facing a Department of Justice investigation after his lawyers found classified documents at his Delaware residence and an office in Washington, D.C. They were found in multiple instances, with a White House lawyer announcing on Saturday that five more pages had been […]

Here’s the latest on the NOTAM outage that caused flight delays and cancellations

WASHINGTON — Flights across the U.S. slowly resumed Wednesday after a nationwide ground stop by the Federal Aviation Administration, stemming from the outage of a crucial piece of technology. The failure of the Notice to Air Missions system, or NOTAM, caused airlines to cancel more than 1,300 flights, and delay nearly 10,000 more, according to […]

Biden is going to give remarks on border security today

President Biden is planning to give remarks on border security and enforcement on Thursday, an issue that has come to the forefront as large numbers of migrants come to the southern U.S. border, straining the resources of border communities and the immigration system. The speech comes ahead of meetings Biden will have in Mexico City […]

This was supposed to be Kevin McCarthy’s moment. Instead, GOP chaos reigns

WASHINGTON — This one had to hurt. “Maybe the right person for the job of speaker of the House isn’t someone who has sold shares of themself for more than a decade to get it,” Matt Gaetz, the hard-right Florida congressman, said on the House floor before nominating Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for speaker before […]

Mastermind of the Varsity Blues college admission scandal is about to learn his fate

Updated January 3, 2023 at 9:37 PM ET BOSTON — The mastermind of the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, Rick Singer, is set to be sentenced Wednesday in Boston for a scheme that federal prosecutors say is “staggering in its scope and breathtaking in its audacity.” Prosecutors want him sentenced to six years in prison, […]

Fred White, drummer for the band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died

Fred White, who played drums for the era-defining and genre-defying band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at the age of 67, his brother and the band announced on social media. “Our family is saddened today with the loss of an amazing and talented family member, our beloved brother Frederick Eugene ‘Freddie’ White,” wrote his […]