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December 16, 2016 8:13 PM Charleston church shooting: Who is Dylann Roof?

Confessed gunman's family responds after church massacre (CNN)Dylan Storm Roof's website hinted at why he chose "historic" Charleston to shoot nine people to death at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Along with a long, hate-filled screed, the 21-year-old included photos of himself burning an American flag, taking aim with a pistol 70

December 15, 2016 3:16 PM The Latest: Icy Commute as Portland Residents Look for Cars

Many drivers in the Portland metro area will be looking for their cars Thursday after hundreds abandoned their vehicles in a traffic nightmare caused by a couple inches of snow. The snow started Wednesday not long before the afternoon commute. With everyone leaving at the same time, motorists got caught in hours-long jams. Oregon Department of Transportation 31

December 15, 2016 2:42 PM NASA Launches 8 Mini-Satellites for Hurricane Forecasting

NASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes. The plane carrying the satellites took off shortly after sunrise Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. An hour later, the co-pilot pushed the button that released the Pegasus rocket and attached satellites from the belly of the plane 50

December 14, 2016 6:23 AM Evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo delayed

The evacuation of civilians and rebels from remaining opposition-held territory in east Aleppo was delayed by several hours on Wednesday morning, an AFP journalist in the city reported. Implementation of the deal, brokered by Russia and Turkey, was expected to begin around 5:00 am (0300 GMT), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and sources on the ground 29

December 12, 2016 9:19 AM Schools shut, thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on south India

CHENNAI, India Authorities in India evacuated tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas and closed schools and colleges on Monday, as a cyclone barrelled towards the southeastern coast. Cyclone Vardah is moving westwards over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to hit Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, as well as neighbouring Andhra Pradesh in the next few hours 40

December 11, 2016 5:56 PM 1,400 Chicago Flights Canceled as Winter Blast Rolls East

Some 1,397 flights were canceled at Chicago airports Sunday as a winter storm swept through the Midwest on its way east, threatening to bring more snow to parts of Ohio that have seen nearly three feet. Flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that 1,397 flights were canceled in Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports — about half arrivals and half departures 86

December 11, 2016 4:12 PM City officials hope to avoid snow day on Monday

City officials are urging residents to prepare for this weekend's winter storm and assuring them that, despite as much as 8 inches of snow expected Saturday through Sunday night, Monday won't be a snow day. "We anticipate a normal morning rush on Monday. Everybody goes to work. No excuses to take off. The streets will be clear," said Charles Williams 36

December 10, 2016 2:56 PM Bombshell Secret CIA Report Says Russia Aimed To Steal White House For Trump

Trump camp dismisses The Washington Post's report, saying it's time to "Make America great again." Leaked information through hacking operations traced by U.S. intelligence to Russia was eerily silent on Trump and the Republican Party throughout the presidential campaign. Yet the same operations exposed troves of secret, sometimes embarrassing, personal 43

December 10, 2016 7:32 AM Assad Relies on Foreign Fighters in Push to Retake Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria — Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of recapturing all of Aleppo from rebels, but the victory won't be his alone. The battle for Syria's largest city has attracted thousands of foreign forces backing Assad — including Russian soldiers and Shiite fighters from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. The remarkable political and sectarian 53

December 8, 2016 6:00 PM Celebrate Friendship With Chicano Batman's Groovy New Video

Then I was knocked out by its "old is new" approach to old-school Chicano funk and soul. And eventually I was won over by the psychedelic veneer with which it glosses everything it touches. When Chicano Batman played our SXSW showcase earlier this year, it was probably new to most of the crowd. But we've been playing this band's mellow yet infectious 29