Egyptian warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.
With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.
Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.
The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.
A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known.
Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice.
At least one gunman opened fire Saturday on a Copenhagen cafe, killing one man in what authorities called a likely terror attack.
They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination.
Congressional Republicans returned to their districts for a weeklong recess Friday no closer to a solution to keeping the Homeland Security Department funded past this month.
In 2002, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cast a vote in favor of the Iraq war that would later come to haunt her presidential campaign.
Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.
Prosecutors have described Eddie Ray Routh as a troubled drug user who knew right from wrong.
Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama's day-old legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters.
police officer told a Texas jury Thursday that a former Marine charged in the deaths of two men, including "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, told him he had "taken a couple of souls" and had more to take.
House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Thursday of a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over immigration.
For the U.S. auto industry, 2014 was the year of the recall.
The fathers of three young Muslims allegedly slain by a neighbor who was angry over parking spots stood before their caskets Thursday and urged a crowd of thousands to protect others by demanding justice.
A looming veto by President Barack Obama of a Republican-championed bill foreshadows a key question for the White House: whether the president and Republicans can find areas to work together, even as Obama strikes down many of their top priorities.
Shortly before he was shot to death by a troubled former Marine at a Texas gun range, legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle texted a buddy, "This dude is straight-up nuts," a defense attorney told jurors Wednesday.
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