The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.Asaf Shalev
San Antonio officials expect to conclude their investigation this week into the fatal shooting of a Texas man who appeared to have his hands up when he was fired on by sheriff's deputies during an encounter captured on video. Molly Hennessy-fiske
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has found himself upstaged by a beluga whale during a tourism news conference at the Mystic Aquarium.Associated Press
The photo captures everything we don't want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent. Tamara Lush
Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's next presidential nominee — whoever it may be. Steve Peoples
 A defiant Kentucky county clerk refused a compromise offer from a judge on gay marriage that could have kept her out of jail Thursday, saying she can't promise not to interfere as her deputy clerks follow the law.Adam Beam | Associated Press
Despite promises for widespread reform, nearly 900,000 military veterans have pending applications to access health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said this week in a scathing report which recommended a total overhaul of their record-keeping system that could take years. Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
Confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of military children increased markedly in 2014, Defense Department data showed Wednesday, prompting concerns among Pentagon leaders about efforts to safeguard the nation's more than 1 million military children.Missy Ryan
A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays
A U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia.W.J. Hennigan and David S. Cloud | Tribune News Service