U.S.

A portrait of Tyre Nichols is displayed at a memorial service for him.

5 Memphis officers fired for involvement in death of Tyre Nichols

Details of what exactly happened the night officers arrested Tyre Nichols have not been released.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Planes sit on the tarmac at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in New York

FAA blames contract workers for outage that grounded flights

Most airports in the U.S. held planes at the gate for about two hours on the morning of Jan. 11 while the situation was resolved.

 | Scripps News Staff

Lawyer Carl Douglas alongside Gabrielle Hansel, guardian of five-year-old Syncere Kai Anderson

Son seeks $50M from LA for dad's death from stun gun zaps

LA police restrained and shocked Keenan Anderson six times with a Taser in less than a minute, causing his heart to stop at a hospital hours later.

 | AP

Kindergarten students at Crestmoor Elementary School, get ready for a recess break

An African American study course is now banned from Florida schools

Florida's Department of Education has decided to block the state's schools from participating in the AP's African American Studies pilot program.

 | Alexa Liacko

In this courtroom sketch, Elon Musk appears in federal court in San Francisco.

Elon Musk takes witness stand to defend Tesla buyout tweets

The tweets resulted in a $40 million settlement with securities regulators and a class-action lawsuit alleging he misled investors.

 | AP

Actor Julian Sands is shown.

Search for actor Julian Sands on Mount Baldy continues by air

Dangerous snowy conditions on California's Mount Baldy have led to a pause in ground search operations for Julian Sands.

 | James Packard

Sheneen McClain speaks during a rally and march over the death of her son, Elijah McClain.

Elijah McClain's mom shares thoughts as trials for son's death begins

Three Colorado police officers and two paramedics pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and reckless homicide in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain.

 | Jamal Andress

A downed Denny's sign is shown.

1 dead, 2 injured after Denny's sign falls on their car

A spokesperson for Denny's said they are working with authorities to better understand the incident.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP

A rusted fence surrounds the Varick Memorial AME Zion Church.

Historic Black churches receive $4 million in preservation grants

Churches across the U.S. will each receive tens of thousands of dollars to aid in restoring their historic house of worship.

 | AP

Rachel Whalen looks at her phone at her home in Draper, Utah.

Why are Americans spending more time alone?

Americans are spending more time by themselves than they have over the past 20 years. A professor who studies solitude helps explain why.

 | Simon Kaufman

Big Elk Creek State Park.

Cleaning up our nation's waterways is proving harder than expected

Of the more than 700,000 miles of waterways in the U.S., nearly 51% are impaired by pollution.

 | Chris Conte

Anthropologists exhume gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys.

Survivors of Florida boys' school recount past and fight for change

A graveyard in Florida is nearly all that's left of Dozier School for Boys, where students endured mental, physical and sexual abuse.

 | Jamal Andress

A protestor holding up a sign

Protests surge nationwide over drag shows

Online campaigns and in-person protests have targeted drag events across the nation.

 | John Mone

President Joe Biden talks on the boardwalk with California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Pres. Biden surveys California storm damage, increases funding

President Joe Biden visited areas of California devastated by storms, just as he increased available federal funding to aid in recovery.

 | James Packard

Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde

2021 Scripps Bee Champion Zaila Avant-garde to publish 2 books

Scripps Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde is adding a new title to her impressive list of accomplishments: children’s book author.

 | Marie Rossiter

The State Department seal

Welcome Corps program lets private citizens sponsor refugees in US

The Welcome Corps aims to line up 10,000 Americans who can help 5,000 refugees during the first year of the program.

 | AP

A person types on a laptop keyboard

Why aren't keyboards in alphabetical order?

Here's how our society evolved into using the "qwerty" keyboard, straying from alphabetical organization used in the first typewriter in the 1860s.

 | Lauren Magarino

Actor Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the movie set near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October 2021.

 | Scripps News Staff and Clayton Sandell

Posters, flowers and portraits fill the lawn in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

Uvalde, Texas shares concept for new elementary school after shooting

Parents and community members were walked through the latest design of the rebuild after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School last year.

 | Adi Guajardo

Murder suspect Brian Walshe stands during his arraignment in court.

Suspect Brian Walshe searched 'how to stop a body from decomposing'

Prosecutors linked a Massachusetts man accused of killing his wife with DNA blood evidence and disturbing internet search history.

 | Matt Johnson

Bryan Kohberger, accused of killing four University of Idaho students.

Police seize bedding, other items from Idaho stabbing suspect's home

Bryan Kohberger has not yet had an opportunity to enter a plea and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in June.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Electrical grid towers are seen during a heat wave.

Why officials haven't provided solutions to securing US power grid

Key pieces of U.S. infrastructure have been subject to attacks recently, but protecting against these isn't a simple feat for any certain agency.

 | Jamal Andress

Electrical grid towers are shown.

Is there a link between the power grid attacks and extremism?

Recent attacks on the power grid seem to have a common thread of perpetrators sharing extremist ideologies hoping to create chaos and panic.

 | Scripps News Staff

Anti-abortion activists march outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during the March for Life in Washington

NYC first city to provide free abortion pills

A clinic in the Bronx is the first of four clinics run by the city that is offering abortion pills — free of charge.

 | Axel Turcios

Person working on a laptop.

What is ‘quiet hiring’ — and how can you benefit from it?

Quiet hiring is when employers acquire new skills without taking on more employees — typically by stretching existing employees' workloads.

 | Emily O'Brien

Demonstrators hold signs protesting Asian hate crimes

Federal agencies address Asian hate crimes

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders is the first national plan of its kind.

 | Mary Chao

Headstones at a cemetery

Efforts underway across the US to uncover, preserve Black cemeteries

The Black Cemetery Network is a growing database of documented projects to uncover and restore Black cemeteries across the country.

 | Liz Gold

Old Main on the Penn State University campus.

Unused 529 college savings can be rolled into a Roth IRA next year

In the past, the only real option for 529 funds that weren't used for a secondary education program was to roll the money over to another beneficiary.

 | Tricia Goss

A sign warns travelers not to bring guns through a TSA checkpoint.

Record number of guns seized by TSA: Here's which airports fared worst

The agency reported that it confiscated 6,542 firearms in 2022. That's an increase of 570 firearms over 2021.

 | Scripps News Staff

Bryan Kohberger, left, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022

Idaho stabbing suspect made troubling social media posts

The newly uncovered social media posts, which Scripps News has not independently verified, shed light on Bryan Kohberger's desensitized past.

 | Adi Guajardo