WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling the president-elect will deliver on his vow to disassemble President Barack Obama's landmark ...Read more
ROME -- Italy was plunged into fresh political turmoil Wednesday, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after complying with a request to oversee the parliamentary passage of key financial legislation.
Renzi decided to ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Brad Pitt can't keep his custody battle with Angelina Jolie Pitt private -- at least not for the time being.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Richard J. Burdge Jr. on Wednesday declined to hear the actor's ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is poised to pick retired Gen. John F. Kelly for secretary of the Homeland Security Department, putting an outspoken Marine commander in charge of defending America from terrorist attacks and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Wednesday he does not intend to run for president 2020, two days after declining to rule it out.
"I have no intention of running," Biden told reporters outside the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- North Carolina's outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory was briefly spotted in Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday morning, but he gave no public indication about his meeting with President-elect Donald ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to walk the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday in a charm offensive seeking support for her nomination as the next United Nations ambassador.
But, really, she ...Read more
With the recovery of bodies from the Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire now complete, officials are now focusing their attention on determining the cause of the blaze that killed 36 people during a concert.
Authorities ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The winds of change that have stormed across Washington in recent weeks swept through the Capitol anew on Wednesday.
In the ritual farewells offered to departing senators, Barbara Boxer was praised for her ...Read more
With little notice and stunning quickness, anti-abortion legislators in Ohio stand one signature away from enacting the nation's most stringent abortion law in the hopes of sparking a nationwide reversal of the legal right...Read more
Several thousand snow geese may have died after landing in a former open-pit copper mine in Montana that is now filled with highly acidic water.
A Nov. 28 snowstorm forced the migrating geese to take refuge in the ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia judge has denied Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's request for a forensic audit of voting machines used in the city.
Common Pleas Court Judge Abbe Fletman, in a written opinion...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Carbon-monoxide poisoning kills about 430 people nationwide each year and that doesn't even include CO fatalities from fires or suicides.
The gas, commonly described as the "invisible killer," has no odor, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump has made many promises on immigration, including a new one Wednesday to "work something out" for the so-called Dreamers -- young immigrants brought to the country illegally as ...Read more
Researchers in Spain have taken a key step in unraveling one of nature's most malignant mysteries: How do cancerous tumor cells that establish a beachhead in one organ strike out in search of new territory to colonize?
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ilhan Omar, soon to become the nation's first Somali-American lawmaker, said Wednesday she was the target of Islamophobic and sexist taunts from a Washington, D.C., cabdriver while in his vehicle on Tuesday....Read more
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The vivid testimony of Felicia Sanders, one of three survivors of the 2015 Charleston church massacre, was perhaps the most gut-wrenching of all on the opening day of Dylann Roof's federal death penalty...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland officials said Thursday that no building code enforcement inspector has been inside the warehouse where 36 people died in at least 30 years.
The interim director of the city's planning and ...Read more
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Dylann Roof's support system in court Wednesday was significantly smaller than those who survived the attack he is accused of perpetrating.
Only a few Roof supporters showed up on the opening day of ...Read more
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel's parliament voted to give official recognition to unauthorized settlement outposts across the West Bank in legislation that provoked Palestinian outrage and was condemned as a land grab by the ...Read more
- Earth's spin is slowing at a rate of 1.8 milliseconds per century
- Baby boomers increasingly getting high, study shows
- Search for remains ends at Oakland warehouse with fire death toll at 36
- The debt limit monster is coming back, in time for Trump's first 100 days
- Trump picks Iowa Gov. Branstad to be ambassador to China