Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

The MS-13 gangs are making life so miserable some say they have no choice but to flee.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says. Scientists have long known that human activity disrupts...

Watchdog: Comey ‘insubordinate,’ not biased in Clinton probe

In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary...

US resumes destroying obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado

The U.S. Army resumed destroying obsolete chemical weapons at a Colorado depot after a nine-month shutdown for repairs

Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study.

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It’s a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It’s also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting deaths and deciding what criteria to use.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

All the headlines from around the state and nation for Thursday, June 14.

NASA rover falls silent as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

 A NASA rover on Mars has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops the planet and blots out the sun.

Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Facing at least three lawsuits demanding more data on the death toll, Puerto Rico’s government released new information on Tuesday that added detail to the growing consensus that hundreds or even thousands of people died as an indirect result of the storm.