The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating.
An ex-Marine's suicide ended a violent rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle.
The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation.
Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it's not perfect.
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list.
The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months.
A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes.
He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of his ex-wife, who was stabbed and set on fire.
The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.
Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season -- a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments.
Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during this morning's rush hour.
So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years?
Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees.
When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.
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Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
This week's revelations about the CIA's harsh treatment of terror suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective shrug in the broader Middle East.
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