Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets.
The share of federal drug offenders subject to mandatory minimum sentences that critics call unduly harsh has plunged in the last year.
Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind.
A federal judge in South Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.
A man was killed and a police officer was injured after what began as a traffic pursuit ended with an exchange of gunfire inside a Walmart store in northeastern Mississippi.
Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife.
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," died Monday. She was 68.
U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found.
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.
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