US nuclear waste repository begins filling new disposal area
Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant made the announcement
Midterms free of feared chaos as voting experts look to 2024
Even though some voting experts' worst fears didn't materialize, some voters still experienced the types of routine foul-ups that happen on a small scale in every election
Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new 'type of hate'
'Everybody needs community'
After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries
Nationally, new COVID cases averaged around 39,300 a day
Student loan repayment pause extended by White House
President Joe Biden, in a tweet, said the extension will give 'the Supreme Court time to hear the case in its current term.'
Walmart manager opens fire in break room, killing 6
It was the second time in a little more than a week that Virginia has experienced a major shooting
Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits
The busiest travel days during Thanksgiving week are usually Tuesday, Wednesday and the Sunday after the holiday
Supreme Court OKs handover of Donald Trump tax returns
The Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee had asked for six years of tax returns for Trump and some of his businesses, from 2015 to 2020
'It's the reflex': Veteran helped disarm gunman at gay club
The rampage killed five people and wounded 17
Indonesian rescuers search through rubble of quake; 268 dead
'We are racing against time to rescue people'
Patrons in Colorado shooting hit gunman with his own weapon
The violence pierced an entertainment venue that has long been a cherished safe spot for the LGBTQ community in the conservative-leaning city
Last minute objections threaten historic UN climate deal
A fight over emissions and the overall climate goal is delaying a deal to create a fund for poor nations that are victims of extreme weather worsened by carbon pollution
Politics, climate conspire as Tigris and Euphrates dwindle
The starkly different realities are playing out along one of the world’s most vulnerable watersheds
More Twitter workers flee after Elon Musk's ultimatum
Musk: 'The best people are staying, so I’m not super worried'
Confusion, finger-pointing, opposing views at COP27
Here's what's happening in Egypt
Scientists try to bolster Great Barrier Reef in warmer world
The reef, battered but not broken by climate change impacts, is inspiring hope and worry alike as researchers race to understand how it can survive a warming world
Republicans win back control of House with narrow majority
More than a week after Election Day, Republicans secured the 218th seat needed to flip the House from Democratic control
Rising food costs take a bite out of Thanksgiving dinner
Americans are bracing for a costly Thanksgiving this year, with double-digit percent increases in the price of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, canned pumpkin and other staples
Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle
Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the legislation
Walmart offers to pay $3.1 billion to settle opioid lawsuits
Most of the drugmakers that produced the most opioids and the biggest drug distribution companies have already reached settlements
Biden hails Democrats' 'strong night,' acknowledges concerns
In his first public comments since voting ended, Biden was celebratory and defiant as Democrats denied Republicans the sweeping victory they expected
US vote counting unaffected by cyberattacks, officials say
CISA and other federal agencies had warned that safeguarding U.S. elections has become more complex than ever, with the most serious threats from domestic sources
In a first, doctors treat fatal genetic disease before birth
'She's just a regular little 1½-year-old who keeps us on our toes'
Tropical Storm Nicole forces evacuations in Bahamas, Florida
The storm is then expected to move across central and northern Florida into southern Georgia on Thursday
Voting laws at issue as states decide scores of ballot items
Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. Some measures would expand access to voting
Ketanji Brown Jackson, in dissent, issues first opinion
The opinion came on the same day the high court was hearing cases that are part of a wider dispute over the power of the federal government
US voters fret about democracy, polarization before election
Here is a sampling of what voters had to say about democracy and other issues
Widespread Twitter layoffs begin a week after Musk takeover
Some employees of the San Francisco-based company tweeted earlier that they had already lost access to their work accounts.
US employers are hiring briskly even in face of rate hikes
Hiring was brisk across industries, though the overall gain declined from 315,000 in September.
Going to win $1.2B Powerball prize? Consider not taking cash
Officials urge anyone lucky enough to win a Powerball jackpot to consult a financial adviser before showing up at a lottery office for an oversized check
CVS, Walgreens announce opioid settlements totaling $10B
The deals, if completed, would end thousands of lawsuits in which governments claimed pharmacies filled prescriptions they should have flagged as inappropriate
Roberts delays handover of Trump tax returns to House panel
The temporary delay imposed by Roberts is the third such order issued by justices in recent days in cases related to Trump
Salary transparency laws aim to combat pay disparities
Similar salary transparency laws are being adopted by a small but growing number of cities and states across the country in an effort to address pay disparities for women and people of color
Justices’ past affirmative action views, in their own words
What members of the court have said previously about affirmative action and what to watch for during Monday's arguments
EXPLAINER: How and why do crowd surges turn deadly?
The risk of such tragic accidents, which receded when venues closed and people stayed home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has returned
Biden votes early in Delaware for November midterms
Biden said he was feeling good about the midterms, which will decide control of Congress for the next two years
Why did Elon Musk just spend billions to take over Twitter?
The world's richest man spent months trying to back out of the $44 billion purchase agreement he originally signed in April
Two explosions rock Somalia's capital, leaving "scores" dead
The Aamin ambulance service told the AP they had collected at least 35 wounded
Massive learning setbacks show COVID's sweeping toll on kids
'When you have a massive crisis, the worst effects end up being felt by the people with the least resources'
Barack Obama gets a midterm do-over to help boost Democrats
'Barack Obama is the best messenger we've got in our party, and he's the most popular political figure in the country in either party'
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces 57 events
'So, like at the NFL Draft, I’m going to say we are officially on the clock'