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.
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters -- but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.
A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.
It's not mentioned in Islam's holy book, the Quran, but the religion's ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad -- even favorably -- has run firm through the centuries.
Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.
Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception today, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."
This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.
The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.
A 20-year-old Ohio man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest.
Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies.
Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket, rented a small suburban house the week before and filled it with an impressive arsenal of late-model weapons, police said Wednesday.
In what France's cyberdefense chief calls an unprecedented surge, about 19,000 French websites have suffered cyberattacks since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead in Paris last week.
In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper Tuesday.
In a city still shaken after deadly Islamic terror attacks, authorities said 54 people had been detained for defending or glorifying terrorism.
Mitt Romney's unexpected step into the 2016 presidential contest is drawing enthusiasm from the GOP's most passionate conservatives.
Suicides among members of the active-duty military personnel rose slightly in 2014.
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