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.

FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged with assault

An off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver bar, wounding another patron in the leg, was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault.

Some lava evacuees may return to homes during ‘stable’ flow

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations.

Trump, North Korea’s Kim come together for momentous summit

While advisers say Trump has been reviewing briefing materials, the president insists his gut instincts will matter most when he gets in the room with Kim.

Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a news release this week that William Howard Hughes, Jr., was apprehended at his home after a fraud investigation involving a fake identity he had been using.

10 Things to Know for Monday

All the headlines from around the state and nation for Monday, June 11, 2018