Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled today for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group.
The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
A police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has raised questions and stirred anger over another death at the hands of police.
Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.
Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
he Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law.
President Barack Obama says it's time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas.
Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week.
Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill unless it receives $200 million.
The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.
The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours.
Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.
Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events around the nation ushering in today's federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader.
Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.
MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives.
A federal judge in Alabama ordered participants in a high-stakes dogfighting operation to pay a record $2 million in restitution for their animals' care.
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