Bookshelf in library

Inside the movement to ban books at libraries and in schools

Books written by or about members of the LGBTQ community and people of color are reportedly challenged the most.

 | Scripps News Staff

Joseph Dituri, known as Dr. Deep Sea, underwater.

Professor tries to break record by living underwater for 100 days

One scientist wants to "look where we've never looked before."

 | Scripps News Tampa

Overweight person grabbing stomach.

Obesity in 2035 could be just as costly as COVID in 2020

The global cost of obesity is expected to be in the trillions of dollars as obesity rates in the U.S. and worldwide skyrocket.

 | Justin Boggs

Debris flies through the air in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Tornadoes, power outages as storm crosses Texas, Louisiana

Forecasters said the storm system will march eastward Friday, bringing the threat of severe weather into the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

A once-sacred Dakota site could soon be returned

Advocates are working to transform the heart of Minneapolis' Central Riverfront into a destination honoring Indigenous history.

 | Scripps News Staff

Signs are seen in front of the Walgreens Deerfield headquarters during a protest over a plan to sell abortion pills.

Walgreens warned by states not to distribute abortion pills

Twenty states with Republican attorneys general told major pharmacy chains that it is illegal in their states to distribute abortion pills.

 | Justin Boggs

Alex Murdaugh is led outside the Colleton County Courthouse by sheriff's deputies.

Murdaugh sentenced to life in prison for murdering wife, son

The five-week trial of Alex Murdaugh garnered national attention before jurors made a swift decision on his guilt.

 | Scripps News Staff

Drag artist Vidalia Anne Gentry speaks during a news conference held by the Human Rights Campaign.

Tennessee bans public drag performances, other states could follow

Drag shows have been targeted by protests, and sometimes been victimized by violence.

 | Scripps News Staff

People laughing in a coffee shop.

This city was named the happiest in US for third year in a row

WalletHub compared 182 of the largest cities in the areas of emotional and physical well-being, income and employment, and community and environment.

 | Taylor Kuether

Person speaks at meeting

Norfolk Southern holds 1st meeting in East Palestine since derailment

It was the first time since the derailment four weeks ago that someone from Norfolk Southern participated in a formal town hall with residents.

 | Scripps News Cleveland

A snowy highway is shown.

Thursday storms will bring harsh weather to most of the US

There's risk of severe flood and strong winds in multiple parts of the country Thursday.

 | James Packard

PSSi facility

Scripps News Investigates: A city’s not-so-secret child labor problem

A Scripps News investigation found suspicions of child labor went back years before authorities took action against a Nebraska meatpacking plant.

 | Patrick Terpstra and Karen Rodriguez and Daniel Lathrop

Alex Murdaugh listens as prosecutor Creighton Waters makes closing arguments Wednesday, March 1, in Walterboro, S.C.

Alex Murdaugh convicted of murder in shootings of wife, son

The Alex Murdaugh case chronicled the unraveling of a powerful Southern family. A guilty verdict was handed down on Thursday.

 | AP

File - People experiencing homelessness Thursday Nov. 9, 2017 near downtown Houston, Texas.

Texas man ticketed for feeding people experiencing homelessness

Houston police ticketed a volunteer for feeding residents without homes after the city created rules regulating who can provide free food outdoors.

 | Scripps News Staff

Fisk University gymnastics team

Women make history as first gymnastics team at HBCU

A conversation between a young gymnast and her uncle led to the creation of Fisk University's gymnastics team.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

College Park, Maryland

Maryland mayor charged with child pornography possession, resigns

The mayor of College Park, Maryland was arrested and charged with over 50 counts of possession of child pornography.

 | Scripps News Staff

Woman performs aerial acrobatics

Circus for the broken heart: Movement helping people deal with grief

Dr. Sherry Walling hosts workshops that combine her skills as a clinical psychologist and an amatuer circus artist.

 | Jessie Cohen

Tents at Curry Village covered with snow in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite National Park closed indefinitely due record-setting snowfall

The siege of heavy snowfall over the past week has subsided but park officials are still unsure when it will be deemed safe for visitors to return.

 | Scripps News Staff

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally.

Trump can be sued for Jan 6 riot injuries, Justice Dept. says

The Justice Department says former President Trump can be sued by Capitol Police and lawmakers for injuries during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

 | AP


Experts weigh in on microdosing psychedelic mushrooms

Psilocybin is being used to help treat major depressive disorder, and it might have some benefits.

 | Scripps News Staff

Derailment site

Rail union says workers experiencing migraines in East Palestine

A rail union leader says staff has safety concerns at the East Palestine train derailment site after some workers fell ill during the cleanup process.

 | Scripps News Cleveland

A rain barrel collects water

Combating climate change impacts in New Orleans' minority communities

Some of New Orleans' most underserved residents are addressing ways to combat climate change impacts in their communities.

 | Jade Merritt

Plain analog clock.

Is now the time? Senators want to keep daylight saving time year-round

A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced legislation that would end the practice of changing clocks twice a year.

 | Justin Boggs

Asbury University revival

CDC: 20,000 revival attendees in Kentucky exposed to measles

An unvaccinated person potentially exposed 20,000 attendees to measles at a Christian revival last month at Asbury University.

 | Scripps News Staff

A line of Spirit Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at the Orlando International Airport

Spirit Airlines flight diverted after in-flight fire

Spirit Airlines believes a passenger's battery, stored in an overhead bin, was the source of the fire.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden

President Biden begins push for funding for pandemic fraud measures

Biden is asking for money and more time to prosecute cases, find new ways to prevent identity theft and help people whose identities were stolen.

 | AP

Alex Murdaugh

Murdaugh juror dismissed 5 weeks into trial

Judge Clifton Newman said she was a "great" juror, but defied his order by speaking with multiple people about the case.

 | Scripps News Staff

Workers continue to clean up remaining tank cars.

Senate to question Norfolk Southern CEO on East Palestine derailment

The hearing comes as senators introduce legislation that would strengthen regulations on the rail industry and stiffen punishments.

 | Justin Boggs

Carpentry apprentice Nolan Eby carrying a metal rod.

Apprenticeships are a rare opportunity for bipartisanship in Congress

There isn't a lot Congress can agree on, but it seems both Democrats and Republicans can come together in supporting apprenticeship programs.

 | Joe St. George

Gov. Justice signs bill on campus gun carry.

West Virginia governor signs campus carry gun legislation

A new West Virginia law will allow people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms onto campuses for public colleges and universities.

 | Scripps News Staff