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SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident, then lands

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Suspect in Vegas crash said she was stressed living in car

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It wasn't long ago that the woman arrested in the deadly Las Vegas Strip sidewalk crash seemed to be doing well for herself.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Prosecutor says no indictment in Sandra Bland jail death

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A grand jury decided that neither sheriff's officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Texas county jail last summer, but has not yet determined whether the state trooper who arrested her should face charges, a prosecutor said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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'Hamilton' on Broadway generates 1M tweets this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Another milestone has fallen thanks to the Broadway musical "Hamilton" — this time on Twitter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Support for legal abortion at highest level in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for legal abortion in the U.S. has edged up to its highest level in the past two years, with an Associated Press-GfK poll showing an apparent increase in support among Democrats and Republicans alike over the last year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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British troops deploy to Afghan province amid Taliban battle

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Fierce battles were underway Tuesday between Afghan forces and the Taliban in southern Helmand province where the insurgents have almost completely captured a strategic district as Britain deployed military advisers to the restive area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Venomous sea snake washes onto Southern California shore

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A dead yellow-bellied sea snake from southern Mexico has been discovered on Bolsa Chica beach, only the third one ever reported in California.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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US troops killed near Bagram, Taliban insurgency intensifies

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol Monday killing six foreign troops, among them Americans, in the deadliest attack on international forces since August.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015

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