The principal's voice piped through the PA system at Wilbur Cross High School with a startling announcement.
There were families on holiday. A honeymooning couple. All there to see one thing: the uninhabited moonscape of New Zealand's most active volcano, White Island.
The survival chances of young orca whales are boosted by the presence of their grandmothers, especially in times of food scarcity, according to new research that offers a clue as to the evolutionary purpose of menopause.
A social media influencer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for plotting to hijack a website at gunpoint during a home invasion.
New York City has agreed to temporarily pause relocating homeless residents to Newark, New Jersey, following a lawsuit and claims that the city did not check on the conditions after residents were placed.
She was a global human rights and democracy icon, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a political prisoner who spent 15 years under house arrest. But this week, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will personally defend her country from accusations of genocide against the Rohingya community at the United …
Police in Hong Kong say they seized and defused two completed bombs stashed at a middle school that could have "killed and injured large numbers of people."
In October 2018, Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, warned that US-China ties "have deteriorated to their worst point" since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
The National Hockey League announced new steps to combat "inappropriate, unlawful, or demonstrably abusive" behavior in the sport after a Board of Governors meeting Monday.
Almost all patients who were injured in the deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption have suffered extensive burns to their bodies and lungs, as questions mount over the circumstances surrounding the tragedy that has left at least six people dead.
Mohammed Alshamrani was supposed to finish his flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida in August 2020, according to the Department of Defense.
Ukraine and Russia have managed to inch forward on a long-dormant peace process, taking cautious new steps toward ending the conflict in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.
Social activist and soccer icon Megan Rapinoe has had one heck of a year. After leading the US Women's National Soccer team to a World Cup title in July, the legend scored yet another victory.
The day after Thanksgiving, a man in reindeer slippers tried to steal a woman's wheelchair right from under her on a light rail car in Phoenix, authorities said.
The deaths of at least five tourists in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand have raised questions over whether tour companies are taking enough precautions to keep visitors safe -- and whether tourists are aware of the risks.
Penguins weren't always the petite, tuxedo-sporting birds we know and love today. Once, giant penguins the size of humans reigned supreme.
Three bouncing oil droplets showing quantum physics in action. A clown fish peering out from the tentacles of a sea anemone affected by climate change. A cone-shaped cloud looming above a hill in the Yukon, Canada. Fish skirmishing in the wetlands of Hong Kong. A rare lunar phenomenon in Belarus.
A high school in Elmsford, New York, has canceled its spring musical production of "Disney's Tarzan" after school community members complained about the racial undertones.
Investigators are scrutinizing a Twitter account they suspect is linked to the Saudi air force officer who carried out a deadly attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, a source familiar with the case tells CNN.
A California woman paid over $9,000 to have a person affiliated with Rick Singer's college counseling business take online classes for her son so he could graduate Georgetown University, according to the Department of Justice.
The US Military Academy removed a longtime motto from its football team's spirit flag because the phrase is linked to hate groups, the academy said in a statement on Monday.
A California man accused of posting online videos that appear to threaten gun violence pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child endangerment charges.
Six people were arrested after allegedly helping two of the four teens who escaped a Nashville juvenile detention center a little over a week ago, police said.
The city of Pensacola, Florida, said it has experienced a cyber "incident" and has disconnected several city services until the issue can be resolved.
Three men were indicted by a grand jury on capital murder charges Thursday for allegedly killing Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, according to court documents.
A senior North Korean official has called US President Donald Trump a "heedless and erratic old man," the latest insult in an escalating war of words between the two countries.
Saturn's moon Enceladus is an intriguing oddity. The tiny moon, only about 300 miles across, contains a rocky core and global subsurface ocean beneath an icy shell. Scientists believe the icy water world could be another potential spot for life in our solar system.
A wildlife conservationist and founder of a California animal sanctuary was hospitalized on Saturday after tigers pinned her to the ground and injured her.
When checking out of a five-star hotel, thrifty travelers have been known to slip a few shower caps, mini-shampoos or even slippers into their suitcases.
The global arms industry continues to grow with total sales up 4.6% last year, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday.
It was definitely a year of discovery: Scientists unearthed 71 new species of plants and animals in 2019, from bug-eyed fish to sharp, scaly lizards.
A California church is displaying a nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages to draw attention to the conditions faced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States.
Days after a shooting that took the lives of three young navy sailors and injured eight others at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, community members are mourning and waiting for answers.
The man accused of brutally killing two Boston doctors in their penthouse killed one doctor in self-defense and stole from the home but did not commit murder, his attorney said in closing arguments before a jury began deliberating the case Monday.
The FBI is treating Friday's attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola as "an act of terror," a member of the agency said, although the motive remains undetermined.
The New England Patriots were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs in a stunning ending to Sunday night football this week.
Google Doodles are almost as well-known as the company's search engine. But if you're not one of the millions who grew up playing this popular card game, you might not recognize this one..
A 12-year-old girl has been arrested after she threatened to kill students at her middle school in Florida, authorities said.
At least five people were killed and eight more are still missing following a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island Monday.
It's something that girls and young women in western countries can't imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods -- and that can have a devastating effect on th…
Authorities are still searching for a 1-year-old girl whose mother was found dead, police in Ansonia, Connecticut, said Sunday.
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought beloved "Sesame Street" characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, died on Sunday, according to Sesame Workshop.
Chicago Bears star linebacker Khalil Mack is spreading Christmas joy by paying off all the holiday layaway accounts at a Walmart in Florida.