White House Officials to Kick Off Big Trump Impeachment Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at the National Security Council, and…

At least 3 hurt in California school shooting, gunman sought

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — At least three people were injured Thursday during a shooting at a Southern California high school and a search was underway for the gunman, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown…

Scientists search for remnants of meteorite in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Meteorite hunters are scouring farm fields for remnants of a basketball-size hunk of rock that blazed across the sky in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that several Washington University researchers and a separate duo that included Science Channel show “Meteorite Men” costar Steve Arnold began their search Wednesday. They…

China Tests Mars Lander in International Cooperation Push

HUAILAI, China (AP) — China invited international observers to a Thursday test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. The demonstration of hovering, obstacle avoidance and deceleration capabilities was conducted at a site outside Beijing simulating conditions on the Red Planet, where the pull of gravity is about…