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
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
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 ...
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 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
ISLAMABAD -- Militants killed at least 19 passengers kidnapped from buses in an overnight attack in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said Saturday.
About half a dozen rebels wearing uniforms of ...Read more
PHOENIX--Protesters gathered across the street from Phoenix's largest mosque on Friday, shouting obscenities and holding up signs depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, but a line of police kept the crowd from mixing with...Read more
WASHINGTON--A widening Pentagon investigation found late Friday that an Army biodefense facility in Utah has been mistakenly sending out live deadly anthrax samples to at least two dozen private and military laboratories ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- A family court has formally released the original birth certificate and adoption records of Melanie Gilmore, the woman at the center of controversy involving the former maternity ward of Homer G. Phillips ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas--In what could be the beginning of a mountain of lawsuits connected to the May 17 Waco shootings that claimed nine lives, two Austin-area suspects have sued, seeking to be released from jail.
Jimmy Lee Pond,...Read more
SEATTLE -- The 17-year-old boy shot in the head by a King County sheriff's deputy in SeaTac on Thursday night remained hospitalized Friday, while the deputy was placed on administrative leave.
The teen suffered a non-life...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate not to let the National Security Agency's power to collect Americans' phone records expire, warning that U.S. intelligence agencies could be left in the dark....Read more
WASHINGTON -- A 20-year-old Washington, D.C., man allegedly called Metro Transit Police on the night of the State of the Union speech, claiming people "from France" told him they planned to ambush President Barack Obama's ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Over the last six and a half years, nine men, one woman, three corporations and one government have laid claim to the giant emerald that's been at the center of a protracted ownership dispute in Los Angeles ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--A study on which new California legislation is based says lane-splitting is relatively safe for motorcyclists--even safer than not lane-splitting.
The exhaustive University of California, Berkeley study, a ...Read more
- Spelling Bee declares co-champs for second straight year
- Relentless rain pounds Texas as rivers swell; at least 24 dead in floods
- Latest man cleared of murder in Illinois county walks free from prison
- Will Baltimore's troubles handicap O'Malley's White House hopes?
- Islanders evacuated after volcano erupts in southern Japan