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NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

October 16, 2021, 2:07pm Nation & World

A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms… Read story

Biden: Clinton ‘doing fine’ and will be out of hospital soon

October 16, 2021, 12:50pm Latest News

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton arrived Saturday morning at the Southern California hospital where Bill Clinton is recovering after being treated for an infection. Read story

Maduro ally extradited to U.S. on money-laundering charges

October 16, 2021, 3:20pm Nation & World

A top fugitive close to Venezuela's socialist government has been put on a plane to the U.S. to face money-laundering charges, a senior U.S. official confirmed Saturday. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, a general view of Givat Hamatos area is seen in east Jerusalem. Israel is quietly advancing controversial settlement projects in and around Jerusalem while refraining from major announcements that could anger the Biden administration. Critics say Israel is paving the way for rapid growth when the political climate changes.

Israel quietly advances settlements with little U.S. pushback

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, a general view of Givat Hamatos area is seen in east Jerusalem. Israel is quietly advancing controversial settlement projects in and around Jerusalem while refraining from major announcements that could anger the Biden administration. Critics say Israel is paving the way for rapid growth when the political climate changes.

October 16, 2021, 12:29pm Latest News

JERUSALEM — Israel is quietly advancing controversial settlement projects in and around Jerusalem without making major announcements that could anger the Biden administration. Critics say the latest moves, while incremental, pave the way for rapid growth once the political climate changes. Read story

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 file photo, Afghans inspect damage of Ahmadi family house after U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday, Sept. 17, that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

U.S. vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 file photo, Afghans inspect damage of Ahmadi family house after U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday, Sept. 17, that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

October 16, 2021, 12:29pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Read story

Damaged wall of a mosque is seen following a suicide bombers attack in the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.  Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers, killing several people and wounding others, according to a hospital official and a witness.

Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

Damaged wall of a mosque is seen following a suicide bombers attack in the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.  Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that was packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers, killing several people and wounding others, according to a hospital official and a witness.

October 16, 2021, 12:20pm Latest News

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. Relatives laid the bodies of the victims to rest Saturday and called on the Taliban to protect them. Read story

A woman walks past houses by Lake Batur which were damaged by an earthquake-triggered landslide in Bangli, on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. A few people were killed and another several were injured when a moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit the island early Saturday.

Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3

A woman walks past houses by Lake Batur which were damaged by an earthquake-triggered landslide in Bangli, on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. A few people were killed and another several were injured when a moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit the island early Saturday.

October 16, 2021, 12:18pm Latest News

DENPASAR, Indonesia — A moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali early Saturday, killing at least three people and destroying dozens of homes. Read story

In this July 1908 photograph provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear sits at anchor while on Bering Sea patrol off Alaska. The wreckage of the storied vessel that served in two World Wars and patrolled frigid Arctic waters for decades, has been found, the Coast Guard said Thursday. (U.S.

Wreck found in Atlantic is storied cutter

In this July 1908 photograph provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear sits at anchor while on Bering Sea patrol off Alaska. The wreckage of the storied vessel that served in two World Wars and patrolled frigid Arctic waters for decades, has been found, the Coast Guard said Thursday. (U.S.

October 16, 2021, 6:00am Nation & World

BOSTON — The wreck of a storied military ship that served in two World Wars, performed patrols in waters off Alaska for decades, and at one point was captained by the first Black man to command a U.S. government vessel has been found, the Coast Guard said Thursday. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2021 file photo people participate in the Houston Women's March against Texas abortion ban walk from Discovery Green to City Hall in Houston.  A federal appeals court is temporarily allowing the nation's toughest abortion law to resume in Texas. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the order Friday, Oct. 8.

DOJ will ask court to halt Texas abortion law

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2021 file photo people participate in the Houston Women's March against Texas abortion ban walk from Discovery Green to City Hall in Houston.  A federal appeals court is temporarily allowing the nation's toughest abortion law to resume in Texas. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the order Friday, Oct. 8.

October 15, 2021, 7:54pm Nation & World

AUSTIN, Texas — The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in another attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. Read story

An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire Wednesday in Goleta, Calif. Firefighters reported Friday the Alisal Fire containment jumped to 41 percent. Officials reopened U.S. 101, the region's main highway, and a rail line that runs next to the highway, Thursday. (Ringo H.W.

Firefighters report progress coralling big California wildfire

An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire Wednesday in Goleta, Calif. Firefighters reported Friday the Alisal Fire containment jumped to 41 percent. Officials reopened U.S. 101, the region's main highway, and a rail line that runs next to the highway, Thursday. (Ringo H.W.

October 15, 2021, 5:04pm Nation & World

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported significant progress in corralling a wildfire in Southern California coastal mountains on Friday. Read story