Posted: 6:09 PM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has dug up a mini-mystery for scientists: an odd white fleck that sticks out like a beacon in the reddish soil.
Posted: 6:05 PM Recent storms have eased drought conditions in several key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is wrapping up.
Posted: 2:58 PM An earthquake has rattled western Nebraska, but local officials aren't reporting any injuries or property damage.
Updated: 6:08 PM A dust storm west of Big Springs may have contributed to a car pile up.
Posted: 9:27 PM Astronomers say that just outside our solar system they've found a planet that's the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.
Posted: 9:23 PM Fast-moving Hurricane Rafael is pelting Bermuda with rain and gusty winds Tuesday night.
Posted: 9:04 PM Forecasters say Hurricane Rafael has formed in the Atlantic Ocean south of Bermuda, hours after Paul rapidly grew into a major Category 3 hurricane in the Pacific off western Mexico.
Posted: 9:01 PM Nebraska's corn and soybean harvests are still ahead of schedule, but winter wheat growth has fallen behind.
Posted: 12:24 PM The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September.
Posted: 6:55 PM The first rock nuzzled by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is turning out to be a bit more unusual than scientists thought it would be.
Posted: 6:52 PM Tropical Storm Patty has formed in the Atlantic east of the Bahamas, but forecasters expect the storm to be short-lived.
Posted: 6:49 PM When the space shuttle Endeavour hits the streets of Los Angeles, some schools along the 12-mile route are using the historic move as a teaching moment.
Posted: 6:44 PM Eyes to the skies could be wise this weekend as a storm is expected to develop in the middle of the country.
Posted: 6:43 PM NASA says a small bright object detected on Mars is likely a piece of plastic from the Curiosity rover.
Posted: 6:58 PM A private rocket successfully sent a capsule full of cargo zipping toward the International Space Station in a first of its kind delivery for NASA, but couldn't deliver on job No. 2: putting a commercial satellite into the correct orbit.
Updated: 1:12 PM A forester says fires that swept through northwest Nebraska this summer would have caused less damage and threatened less property if the region's trees had been more aggressively managed.
Updated: 1:12 PM Drought's threat to trees can continue into the winter, if the skies over Nebraska don't deliver enough rain before the ground freezes.
Updated: 11:19 PM People in western Nebraska are getting an early taste of winter as snow blankets the area.
Posted: 8:54 PM Forecasters say Tropical Storm Olivia has formed in the eastern Pacific but poses no threat to land.
Posted: 6:03 PM Mars Curiosity is about to take its first sip of the red planet's sand, but only after NASA's rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust is shaken, not stirred.
Posted: 6:26 PM Hurricane Isaac damaged nearly 59,000 homes across southeast Louisiana. That is more than four times the number officials estimated a week after the storm made landfall on Aug. 28.
Posted: 6:24 PM Forecasters say Nadine has blown up into a hurricane for a second time as it roams the eastern Atlantic.