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A video screengrab shows passenger David Dao being dragged off a United Airlines flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order reviewing previous National Monument designations made under the Antiquities Act.

Patagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments

The California-based outdoor clothing retailer may sue to prevent the Trump administration from eliminating any national monuments, its CEO says.
Law enforcement personnel stand next to a dead humpback whale that had washed up on Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York on April 4, 2017. it is one of 41 dead humpback whales that have washed up on the East Coast since January 2016. Calling it an “unusual mortality event,” NOAA officials have opened an investigation into what may have caused the whales’ deaths.

Surprising spike in humpback whale deaths alarms scientists

A jump in humpback whale deaths along the East Coast since the beginning of 2016 is stumping scientists.

130,000-year-old bones could rewrite story of when humans first appeared in the Americas

If verified and corroborated by other scientists, the discovery described in the journal Nature could radically rewrite the timeline of when humans first arrived in the Americas.

Wall Street ticks lower as Trump tax priorities unveiled

U.S. stocks ticked lower on Wednesday following two sessions of strong gains as strong corporate earnings were offset by uncertainty over the feasibility of a proposed business tax cut.

Trump’s plan to slash business taxes seen as ‘guidepost’ by congressional Republicans

President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country in a plan that his fellow Republicans in Congress generally welcomed but viewed as an opening gambit.

Norman Hatch, Marine who captured heroism and horror on film, dies at 96

The Marine Corps cinematographer produced some of the most intimate and harrowing glimpses of war seen on film, and his dramatic footage of the Battle of Tarawa during World War II won an Academy Award.

Elephant tranquilizer is the latest lethal addition to the heroin epidemic

A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is hitting a growing list of communities nationwide who have reported fatal overdoses.

Mainer to tell Senate about crippling effects loneliness can have on elderly

A Mainer is urging D.C. lawmakers to support programs that help seniors stay social in order to stem the far-reaching effects of loneliness and isolation.

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