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Nation Jun 09U.S. challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic’s radio
The U.S. government will try to stop a company's planned salvage mission to retrieve the Titanic's wireless telegraph machine. Federal attorneys are arguing the expedition would break federal law and a pact with Britain to leave the iconic shipwreck undisturbed.
Nation May 22As Memorial Day draws people outdoors, virus rebound feared
The holiday weekend arrives amid the bleakest economy in decades. Tens of millions of people have been thrown out of work since the virus hit hard in March.
Politics Nov 25WATCH: In Virginia, Bloomberg blasts Trump for Navy leader’s ouster
For the first stop of his Democratic campaign, Bloomberg went to Norfolk, where he criticized Trump over the firing of Richard Spencer.
World Nov 13Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic
After attending a climate conference in Spain, Thunberg hopes she’ll make it home for Christmas and to be with her family and her dogs.
World Sep 08Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada
Dorian arrived on Canada's Atlantic coast Saturday with heavy rain and powerful winds, toppling a construction crane in Halifax and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people a day after the storm wreaked havoc on North Carolina's Outer…
Nation Sep 07Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage
As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.
Nation Jun 02Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job
The gunman who opened fire inside a Virginia Beach government building, killing 12 people, had notified a superior of his intention to leave his job, officials said Saturday.
Nation Jun 01Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees
The 12 people who were fatally shot in a Virginia Beach government building were remembered Saturday during a somber news conference and prayer vigil as officials sought to put the focus on those who died and not the gunman.
Nation Jun 01Officials ID Virginia Beach gunman as city employee
The gunman who killed 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building was identified by police Saturday as a 15-year city employee who had served in the military and was described by neighbors as quiet and rarely smiling.
Nation May 31WATCH: Police say 12 killed in Virginia Beach
A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people before police fatally shot him, authorities said.