FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A presidential visit is like a hurricane.
There's a quiet, and then madness and confusion and closed roads and flashing lights and people running around, and then everything is quiet again.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas is one governor's signature -- and seven months -- away from allowing openly carried handguns.
The House and Senate on Friday approved final changes to House Bill 910, allowing those with a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court faces a decision soon on whether to dive back into the contentious issue of abortion and consider allowing states to enforce new, stricter laws, including one from Mississippi that would ...Read more
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Friday outside a Shiite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia that killed four people, echoing a similar deadly strike a week ago...Read more
There is no evidence that the death of Otis Byrd, whose body was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, was a homicide, federal officials announced Friday.
The investigation ended without charges, officials said. The ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said he's ready for a "spying showdown" when the Senate holds a rare Sunday session, a sign he isn't relenting in his fight against renewing anti-terrorism programs...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday.
One of the officials, who would not speak ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Did the flames and fury that ravaged West Baltimore last month reflect the fate of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's likely presidential campaign?
O'Malley fashions himself as a no-nonsense crime ...Read more
The Adventures of Sam Spike: The Case of the Missing ManBrianna
A story written by kids for kids! Three precocious eight-year-old girls from New Hampshire collaborated to write and illustrate this delightful story.
Sam Spike, Dog Detective, takes the reader on a suspenseful and scary journey, looking for The Missing Man. Along the way you’ll ...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Pope Francis' decision to beatify assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero offers the most clear signal yet of the pope's determination to refocus the direction of the world's largest ...Read more
TOKYO -- A volcano on a southern Japanese island erupted Friday, spewing a plume of smoke, with authorities evacuating all of the islanders and visitors there.
The 9:59 a.m. (0059 GMT) "explosive" eruption of Mount ...Read more
WHARTON, Texas -- The death toll from almost a week of fierce rain that has flooded many parts of Texas continued to rise on Friday as officials closely watched the swelling rivers for clues on how much longer the crisis ...Read more
HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (UPI) -- The Missouri inventor of "the world's strongest athletic cup" put his own genitals on the line and took a bullet to the groin to prove its effectiveness.
Jeremiah Raber, 38, whose Nutshellz groin ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The economy performed worse than initially estimated in the first quarter, contracting for the second straight year and just the third time since the Great Recession as severe weather, a West Coast ports ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- The opening of the One World Observatory atop New York's One World Trade Center is being celebrated with a time-lapse video of the tower's 11-year construction.
The video, created and shared on YouTube ...Read more
NEW DELHI -- Temperatures dipped marginally in southern India Friday where a deadly heatwave has killed at least 1,800 people, officials said.
The bulk of casualties were reported from the southern states of Andhra ...Read more
SEATTLE -- For August Hill, the job offer from Microsoft was a dream come true.
The soft-spoken developer started his career deep in the guts of software programming for a telephone company in St. Louis, working to make ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Mark Crisci was going to the gym and trying to lower his cholesterol levels, but it wasn't until he joined a healthy-lifestyle group at work that he found weight-loss success and continued support to keep his...Read more
CHICAGO -- Darren Tristano's daughter had a definite preference when it came to where she wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday: She wanted to go to Panera Bread, a favorite among her peers.
"That's when you know fast ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's campaign aides knocked down speculation that they're aiming to raise $2 billion for the primary and general elections, saying the total they expect to need to win the White House is closer ...Read more
MIAMI -- President Barack Obama extended a symbolic olive branch Thursday to Miami's Cuban Americans by paying his respects to the shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre in Coconut Grove.
Earlier in the day, Obama ...Read more