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Big solar storm smacks Earth, may allow more to see auroras

Posted: 06/22/2015 - A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them.

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S.C. state rep vows bill to remove Confederate flag

Updated: 06/22/2015 - From Charleston, South Carolina, to the statehouse steps in Columbia, there is anger over the Confederate flag and all it represents. The mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston has reignited the debate over whether officials should remove the Confederate flag from state property.

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White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

Posted: 06/22/2015 - The Obama administration argues in a new report that failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100.

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Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift complains

Posted: 06/22/2015 - Apple says it's bowing to concerns raised by pop superstar Taylor Swift. The giant tech company now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service

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Couples, officials, foes readying for US gay marriage ruling

Posted: 06/22/2015 - Gay couples are making wedding plans despite home-state bans. Marriage license bureaus are staffing up for potential rushes. And opponents of same-sex marriage are exploring their options as the nation awaits a decisive ruling from the Supreme Court.

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Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items

Updated: 06/21/2015 - Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that has wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms.

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Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

Updated: 06/20/2015 - A drinking buddy of the man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church says that a week before the attack, the suspect announced plans to shoot up a college campus.

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