Tornadoes tear through rural Mississippi and Alabama, killing 26

Several tornadoes tore through Mississippi, creating a swath of devastation 100 miles wide and leaving dozens dead. Severe weather still threatens the South on Saturday.

By Ginny Cooper McCarley, Lauren Weber, Timothy Bella and Justine McDanielMarch 25, 2023

The untold story of Jimmy Carter, his best friend and a murder charge

A.D. Davis was the nephew of Black sharecroppers who worked on the Carter family farm. Then he ran into trouble.

By Danielle PaquetteMarch 25, 2023

After a 1935 tragedy, a priest vowed to teach kids about menstruation

A teenage girl died by suicide after she started menstruating and not knowing what it was, in 1935. A bill in Florida wants to take us back to those times.

By Maham JavaidMarch 25, 2023

This is Utah’s new flag — and here’s why more states are mulling redesigns

Illinois, Massachusetts and Minnesota are all considering overhauls as well. Experts say one wildly popular podcast episode deserves some credit.

By Kim BellwareMarch 25, 2023

How this Minn. farm community rallied to save its only day-care center

“We became completely centered on solving this problem,” said Mara Hanel, former mayor of Warren, Minn, which voted to publicly fund its day-care center.

By Cathy FreeMarch 25, 2023

Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley pioneer who co-founded Intel, dies at 94

His innovations in the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips helped launch Silicon Valley and transform the computer into the ubiquitous, defining machine of modern life

By Kathleen DayMarch 24, 2023

What’s new at Nationals Park for 2023

The Nationals hope to reduce fans' waiting time for concessions with the introduction of self-service kiosks.

By Scott AllenMarch 24, 2023

Florida parents upset by Michelangelo’s ‘David’ force out principal

Hope Carrasquilla of Tallahassee Classical School said she was forced to resign after parents complained about the art lesson, with one believing the masterpiece amounted to pornography.

By Timothy Bella and Hannah NatansonMarch 24, 2023

In New York, a city official welcoming migrants used to be one

Manuel Castro was once an undocumented immigrant himself, crossing into the United States as a child. Now he's the city’s commissioner for immigrant affairs.

By Joanna SlaterMarch 24, 2023

Warm winter threatens beloved Canadian tradition: The hair-freezing contest

Climate change and warmer winters threaten to disrupt the annual hair-freezing contest at Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Canada’s Yukon region.

By María Luisa PaúlMarch 24, 2023

Afroman vows to make new music ridiculing officers who raided his home

Last week, officers in Adams County, Ohio, sued Afroman after he released music videos and merchandise mocking them over a raid on his home in August.

By Daniel WuMarch 24, 2023

Man died after not being given water in jail for nearly 3 days, family says

Anthony Mitchell was not given water for more than 70 hours before being taken to a hospital on Jan. 26, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother.

By Praveena SomasundaramMarch 24, 2023

What is Cop City? Why are there violent protests in an Atlanta forest?

Cop City, a controversial Atlanta law-enforcement training facility, has drawn years of protests that have at times turned violent, resulting in a man's death.

By Ben BraschMarch 23, 2023

He asked for badge numbers. A deputy broke his face, lawsuit says.

Evan Norman is suing two Texas sheriff's deputies, alleging they caused "extensive life altering injuries" when one of them pummeled his face two years ago.

By Jonathan EdwardsMarch 23, 2023

Are Skittles dangerous? A California bill aims to ban chemicals in candy.

A proposed bill would ban chemicals used in processed foods, including Skittles and Hot Tamales. Here's what you need to know about red dye No. 3 and titanium dioxide.

By Jennifer Hassan, Helier Cheung and Marlene CimonsMarch 23, 2023

Father of Parkland victim arrested at congressional hearing on guns

Manuel Oliver is the father of Joaquin Oliver, who was killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

By Ellie SilvermanMarch 23, 2023

PETA pinches Baltimore seafood restaurant with a salty billboard — again

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood responded with a billboard of its own, promoting its crab dishes.

By Praveena SomasundaramMarch 23, 2023

Professors published a paper on AI with a ‘plot twist’ — ChatGPT wrote it

Three academics in Plymouth, England, published a paper about the dangers of ChatGPT and plagiarism. To prove their point, they used the program to write it.

By Daniel WuMarch 23, 2023

Teen couldn’t find shoes for his size 23 feet. Strangers gave him money for a custom pair.

"Tall is just normal for us," says Rebecca Kilburn about her son, who at 6-foot-10 comes by his size naturally.

By Sydney PageMarch 23, 2023

College president cancels student drag show, comparing drag to blackface

West Texas A&M University president Walter Wendler banned a student drag show and compared drag to blackface, prompting protests and First Amendment objections.

By Daniel WuMarch 23, 2023