A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday.
State officials are seeking a judge's permission to require quarantine for a nurse who's vowed to defy Maine's request for self-isolation.
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system.
Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.
Al-Qaida is using U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group.
Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.
The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.
The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.
Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani.
Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.
A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the extremists' latest propaganda video.
More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful.
It's the stuff of a campaign manager's dream.
She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth.
An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening.
In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control.
A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit.
Three children whiz by on a snowmobile as Gabe Tegoseak, crunching through icy streets in the town that's as far north as you can go and still be in the United States, is hunting for votes.
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