Science May 22

China’s Mars rover touches ground on red planet

China landed the spacecraft carrying the rover on Mars last Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a moon landing, in a first for the country. It is the second country to land and operate a spacecraft on Mars,…

Nation Apr 10

Riot damage to glass doors can be seen near the House floor during debate on a resolution demanding Vice President Pence and the cabinet remove President Trump from office, at the Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2021. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.
‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling…

Nation Mar 05

Klobuchar calls for independent review of murder case after scrutiny

In calling for an independent review, Klobuchar was yielding to increasing community pressure to re-open a case that interrupted her Democratic presidential primary run, after The Associated Press published the results of a yearlong investigation that uncovered major flaws in…