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Black astronauts say 90-year-old Ed Dwight's 1st trip to space was 'justice'

Following his historic first trip to space, 90-year-old Ed Dwight sat among three Black NASA astronauts who thanked him for pathing their way to orbit.
24 minutes ago
This screen grab taken from a Blue Origin broadcast shows Ed Dwight celebrating as he exits the Mission NS-25 crew capsule, upon landing near the Blue Origin base near Van Horn, Texas, on May 19, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 4:19 PM

10 Million Names helps Linsey Davis with her family tree

Linsey Davis travels to Georgia to learn more about her family tree.
May 20, 2024 at 4:19 PM
Linsey Davis travels to Georgia to find out more about her family history.
May 17, 2024 at 10:00 PM

Authorities continue hunt for 2 people who committed 'archeological theft'

Authorities are looking for two people who they say committed “archeological theft” at a U.S national park in Moab, Utah.
May 17, 2024 at 10:00 PM
Authorities are looking for two people who they say committed “archeological theft” at a U.S national park in Moab, Utah.
May 17, 2024 at 7:34 PM

Members of 'Little Rock Nine' reflect on 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education

The "Little Rock Nine" were the first African American students to attend Little Rock Central High School following Brown v. Board.
May 17, 2024 at 7:34 PM
Nine Black students attending Central High School are shown leaving the school under protection of Federalized Arkansas National Guardsmen, Oct. 9, 1957, in Little Rock, Ark.
May 17, 2024 at 7:04 PM

7 decades since Brown v. Board of Education, how diverse are US schools?

It has been 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but an ABC data analysis shows that racial demographics still vary significantly in the U.S. education system.
May 17, 2024 at 7:04 PM
Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, 1954.
May 16, 2024 at 7:06 PM

2 suspects sought in connection with archeological theft at national park: NPS

The National Park Service said it is seeking to identify two suspects captured on video removing artifacts from a cabinet at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
May 16, 2024 at 7:06 PM
The National Park Service released stills of two suspects they are seeking to identify in an archeological theft it said occurred at Canyonlands National Park on March 23, 2024.
May 16, 2024 at 5:52 PM

Why The Mirage is closing after 34 years

The Mirage Hotel and Casino is closing on the Las Vegas Strip after it was acquired by Hard Rock in 2022.
May 16, 2024 at 5:52 PM
The Mirage hotel-casino is seen, May 3, 2018, in Las Vegas.
May 15, 2024 at 3:47 PM

1st warm-blooded dinosaurs roamed Earth 180 million years ago: Study

A new study suggests that the first warm-blooded dinosaurs may have roamed Earth about 180 million years ago
May 15, 2024 at 3:47 PM
This illustration provided by the University of Vigo and University College London, depicts a dromaeosaur incubating its eggs as snow falls. The raptor, along with other select dinosaurs, may have evolved to be warm-blooded 180 million years ago, generating their own body heat to withstand chilly temperatures, according to research published in the journal Current Biology Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (Davide Bonadonna/University of Vigo/University College London via AP)
May 15, 2024 at 2:11 PM

Senate considers making Black Wall Street a national monument

More than 100 years since the nation’s deadliest race massacre, the Senate is considering a bipartisan bill to grant national monument status to Greenwood, Oklahoma.
May 15, 2024 at 2:11 PM
A group of people looking at smoke in the distance coming from damaged properties following the Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 1921.
May 14, 2024 at 7:25 AM

A US-based museum curator is detained over claims of smuggling samples

Turkish media say a curator at the American Museum of Natural History has been detained in Istanbul while allegedly attempting to smuggle spider and scorpion samples
May 14, 2024 at 7:25 AM
In this photo released by Turkish security, confiscated spider and scorpion samples are displayed at the Istanbul Airport, Turkey on Monday, May 13, 2024. Turkish media say a curator at the American Museum of Natural History has been detained in Istanbul while allegedly attempting to smuggle spider and scorpion samples. Lorenzo Prendini, an expert on arachnids at the New York-based museum, says he has permits from the government to conduct his research. He was held by police at Istanbul Airport on Monday while allegedly trying to take about 1,500 samples out of the country. (Turkish Security Sources Via DIA)
May 9, 2024 at 7:42 PM

5 classic games inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted its 10th class of honorees
May 9, 2024 at 7:42 PM
This photo provided by The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., shows the 2024 inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, located at the museum. Asteroids, Myst, Resident Evil, SimCity and Ultima were inducted, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in recognition of their influence on pop culture and the video game industry. (Evyn Morgan/The Strong National Museum of Play via AP)
May 8, 2024 at 6:11 PM

Democrats work to avoid protests at Chicago convention, with parallels to 1968

Protests at 1968's historic Democratic National Convention led to the arrest of hundreds of protesters. Could Democrats see the same at their 2024 convention?
May 8, 2024 at 6:11 PM
In this Aug. 28, 1968 file photo, police reroute demonstrators as they try to clear Grant Park during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
May 7, 2024 at 7:02 AM

Human remains found at Hitler's Wolf Lair, too decayed to determine cause of death

Polish prosecutors have ended an investigation into skeletons found at a site where German dictator Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders spent time during World War II because the advanced decay made it impossible to determine the cause of death
May 7, 2024 at 7:02 AM
FILE - Tourists visit the ruins of Adolf Hitler's headquarters the "Wolf's Lair" in Gierloz, northeastern Poland, July 17, 2004 where his chief of staff members made an unsuccessful attempt at Hitler's life on July 20, 1944. Polish prosecutors have discontinued an investigation into human skeletons found at Wolf's Lair where German dictator Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders spent time during World War II because the advanced state of decay made it impossible to determine the cause of death, a spokesman said Monday, May 6, 2024. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
May 6, 2024 at 3:58 PM

Spain's Prado Museum confirms rediscovery of lost Caravaggio painting

Spain’s Prado Museum has confirmed that a painting that was due to be auctioned in Madrid in 2021 is in fact a work by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio that was considered lost
May 6, 2024 at 3:58 PM
In this photo provided by the Prado Museum in Madrid on Monday May 6, 2024, Caravaggio's "Ecce Homo" is pictured. Spain's Prado Museum has confirmed that a painting that was due to be auctioned in Madrid in 2021 is in fact a work by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio that was considered lost. (Prado Museum, via AP)
May 1, 2024 at 8:33 PM

Tuskegee airman laid to rest nearly 80 years after he went missing

Second Lt. Fred L. Brewer Jr., a Tuskagee airman who went missing during World War II, is set to be laid to rest nearly 80 years after he went missing.
May 1, 2024 at 8:33 PM
Second Lieutenant Fred L. Brewer Jr. had been missing for almost 80 years, since a mission in Italy where he served as one of the Tuskegee Airmen. On December 6, Brewer was finally laid to rest in his home state of North Carolina.
May 1, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Sylvester Stallone celebrates '50 incredible years' of 'The Lords of Flatbush'

Stallone marks 50 years of "The Lords of Flatbush" with photos from the film.
May 1, 2024 at 6:30 PM
Paul Mace, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, and Perry King in a publicity still from "The Lords of Flatbush," 1974.
April 26, 2024 at 8:17 PM

Meet the megaraptor: Fossil footprints unearth new dinosaur

Large fossil footprints unearthed in China have led to the discovery of a "megaraptor" dinosaur, a relative of the velociraptor, a new study suggests.
April 26, 2024 at 8:17 PM
Life reconstruction of the giant troodontid Fujianipus yingliangi, estimated hip height: 1.8 m.
April 26, 2024 at 5:58 PM

New fossil footprints suggest large relative of well-known velociraptor

"Our animal is on par with the way raptors are depicted by Hollywood," said paleontologist Dr. Scott Persons of the discovery.
April 26, 2024 at 5:58 PM
"Our animal is on par with the way raptors are depicted by Hollywood," said paleontologist Dr. Scott Persons of the discovery.
April 26, 2024 at 2:24 AM

Superintendent speaks out after time capsule from 1920 found in old high school

The capsule contained documents of the community from 1920.
April 26, 2024 at 2:24 AM
A time capsule from 1920 was discovered during a demolition at an old high school in Minnesota.
1 month ago

Star Trek star pens children's book detailing time in US internment camp

George Takei, the actor who played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, has written a children's book about his time in a Japanese internment camp as a child.
1 month ago
George Takei makes a Vulcan salute as he attends the annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Dinner, in Washington, DC, on Oct. 29, 2022.
1 month ago

'Rosie the Riveters' awarded Congressional Gold Medal

The women of World War II were awarded Congress' highest civilian honor.
1 month ago
Twenty-eight so-called 'Rosie the Riveters,' women who entered the US defense workforce during WWII, pose for a group photo ahead of a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring their service in the US Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on April 10, 2024.
2 months ago

Art of Haring, Dali among lost works celebrated in revived amusement park

A group of artists, including Drake, have received a pop art amusement park featuring original pieces from Salvador Dali, Jean-Michel Basquiat and others.
2 months ago
Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy showcases an amusement park themed art show that was created in the '80s.
2 months ago

'White Supremacy Campaign' of 1898 a stain that will not escape history

The story of a violent 19th-century coup against Black businesses and integrated city hall was largely left untold, but now historians are working to honor those victims.
2 months ago
A sign in Wilmington, North Carolina acknowledges the violent 1898 coup by white supremacists.
2 months ago

New 270-million-year-old amphibian species could help explain evolution of frogs

Researchers at the Smithsonian have discovered a new ancient species of amphibians that could help explain how modern-day frogs evolved.
2 months ago
Newly discovered proto-amphibian, Kermitops (USNM PAL 407585) from the Department of Paleobiology collections at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The species is named after Kermit the Frog.
2 months ago

'Most valuable treasure': $17 billion Spanish shipwreck from 1708 to be recovered

The shipwreck's deep-sea location, which remained a mystery until 2015, has been entangled in an international ownership debate.
2 months ago
Screen grab of a video released by the Colombian Presidency, June 6 2022, showing images of the wrecked Spanish galleon San Jose, off the coast of Cartagena, in the Caribbean Sea, Colombia.
2 months ago

'Complete mystery' as 1,800-year-old ancient Roman statue dug up in UK parking lot

A mysterious 1,800-year-old Roman statue has been discovered by a construction worker while he was digging up a parking lot.
2 months ago
A mysterious 1,800-year-old Roman statue has been discovered by a construction worker while he was digging up a parking lot in the United Kingdom.
2 months ago

4,000-year-old lipstick discovered in Iran believed to be the world's oldest: Study

The 2001 flooding of the Halil River Valley in Iran exhumed ancient ruins from what is believed to be the Bronze Age Mar?a?i civilization.
2 months ago
The 2001 flooding of the Halil River Valley in Iran exhumed ancient ruins from what is believed to be the Bronze Age Mar?a?i civilization.
2 months ago

4,000-year-old lipstick discovered in Iran believed to be the world's oldest: Study

The 2001 flooding of the Halil River Valley in Iran exhumed ancient ruins from what is believed to be the Bronze Age Mar?a?i civilization.
2 months ago
The carved chlorite vial containing the cosmetic preparation.
2 months ago

Inside one of Hollywood's largest archives of movie history

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has become the premier location for filmmakers and movie fans alike to get up close and personal with millions of movie artifacts.
2 months ago
An exterior view of The Academy Museum, April 15, 2021, in Los Angeles.
3 months ago

70 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton discovered by a man walking his dog

The discovery of a 70 million-year-old skeleton led to the excavation of a 70% complete, 30-foot-long fossilized titanosaur.
3 months ago
Damien Boschetto discovered a 70-million-year-old fossilized titanosaur in southern France in 2022.
3 months ago

'10 Million Names': Learn more about the history of enslaved people

The 10 Million Names Project is working to recover the names of the 10 million people of African descent who were enslaved before 1865 in the present-day United States.
3 months ago
Slaves of Thomas F. Drayton of Magnolia Plantation, Hilton Head, S.C., 1862. Drayton, a Southern plantation owner, served as a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
3 months ago

Blighted for more than half a century, historic New Orleans club returns

Early in their careers, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Little Richard and others played the Dew Drop Inn in New Orleans. Blighted for decades, the club is reopening Friday.
3 months ago
The Dew Drop Inn in New Orleans is reopening, March 1, 2024.
3 months ago

Rare audio of enslaved people connects history to the present

ABC News’ Alex Presha examines rare audio of formerly enslaved people to preserve their stories, and interviews one of their descendants, in partnership with the 10 Million Names project.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Rare audio of enslaved people connects history to the present
3 months ago

'A Different World' cast reuniting for HBCU tour more than 35 years after premiere

The cast of "A Different World" is reuniting for a 10-city tour of historically Black colleges and universities.
3 months ago
The cast from "The Different World."
3 months ago

Scientists discover 'very strange' 240 million-year-old 'Chinese dragon' fossil

Scientists in Scotland have revealed a remarkable discovery of a "very strange" 240 million-year-old "Chinese dragon" fossil.
3 months ago
Dinocephalosaurus orientalis.
3 months ago

Why an ancient lake that reemerged at Death Valley National Park will stick around

An ancient lake that reemerged at Death Valley National Park last year will stick around for longer than initially expected due to intense rain in the region.
3 months ago
People walk through the still present Lake Manly at Badwater Basin in Death Valley, Calif., Jan. 26, 2024.
3 months ago

'Disgusting': MLK monument vandalized in Denver park during Black History Month

A monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. created by the nation's first Black astronaut-turned-sculpture was vandalized in a Denver park.
3 months ago
A monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was damaged by vandals sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, 2024, in Denver's City Park.
3 months ago

A dinosaur was named for the 1st time 200 years ago. Here's why it's significant

Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of the first time a dinosaur was ever given a name by scientists: The Megalosaurus. Here's why it was so significant.
3 months ago
Artist rendering of a Megalosaurus.
3 months ago

200-year-old 'national treasure' stolen as police hunt missing George Washington art

A portrait of George Washington dating back more than 200 years has been stolen from a storage unit and cops are hunting for the art as well as the thieves who took it.
3 months ago
A portrait of George Washington dating back more than 200 years has been stolen from a storage unit in Colorado and police, along with the FBI, are hunting for the painting as well as the thieves that took it.
3 months ago

84-year-old shipwreck found in Lake Superior

Researchers found the wreckage of the S.S. Arlington, which went down in April 1940 while delivering a shipload of wheat to Ontario.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 84-year-old shipwreck found in Lake Superior
3 months ago

Suspect charged in connection with theft, destruction of Jackie Robinson statue

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft and destruction of a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson that was stolen from a Kansas park.
3 months ago
A statue of legendary baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson was stolen from the League 42 field in Wichita, Kansas.
3 months ago

Target pulls sticker set after mislabeling Civil Rights leaders

Target pulled a sticker set from its shelves after a TikTok by a history teacher pointed out the misidentification of Civil Rights leaders.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Target pulls sticker set after mislabeling Civil Rights leaders
3 months ago

Lesser-known moments in US history

Chenjerai Kumanyika, assistant professor at NYU's Journalism Institute and co-host of the podcast “Uncivil," discusses the lesser-known moments in American history, often not taught in school.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Lesser-known moments in US history
3 months ago

Skeleton of new flying dinosaur species discovered on beach

Scientists announced the discovery of a winged dinosaur species skeleton that was found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
3 months ago
Life reconstruction of Ceoptera evansae.
4 months ago

Controversial Egypt pyramid renovation likely to be rolled back

A plan to cover one of Egypt’s Giza Pyramids with granite cladding will likely not be possible given rock nature and international archaeological restoration law.
4 months ago
TOPSHOT - The Pyramid of Menkaure (or Menkheres, built in the 26th century BC) is pictured at the Giza Pyramids Necropolis, west of Cairo, on January 29, 2024. In a video posted on Facebook on January 26, Mostafa Waziri, the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, showed workers setting blocks of granite on the base of the pyramid, dubbing it "the project of the century." When originally built, the pyramid was encased in granite, but over time lost part of its covering. The renovation aims to restore the structure's original style by reconstructing the granite layer.
4 months ago

Historians share lesser-known moments in US Black history

The fight for voting rights was a dangerous and sometimes fatal fight for Black activists.
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The fight for voting rights was a dangerous and sometimes fatal fight for Black activists.
4 months ago

Celebrating the history of breakdancing

"GMA" explores the 40-year evolution of breakdancing, which will make its debut as an Olympic sport this year, and puts the spotlight on a performance by the Dynamic Rockers.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Celebrating the history of breakdancing
4 months ago

Stolen Jackie Robinson statue found burned, dismantled in trash can: Police

A statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson stolen from a Kansas park was found dismantled and burned in a trash can fire Tuesday morning.
4 months ago
A statue of legendary baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson was stolen from the League 42 field in Wichita, Kansas.
4 months ago

Jackie Robinson statue cut off at ankles, stolen from park

Authorities are offering up to $7,500 in rewards for tips after a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson was stolen from a park in Wichita, Kansas.
4 months ago
A statue of legendary baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson was stolen from the League 42 field in Wichita, Kansas.
4 months ago

Historic church collapses in Connecticut

Video captured the steeple of the First Congregational Church in New London collapsing. Officials said no one is believed to have suffered major injuries.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Historic church collapses in Connecticut
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