In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money -- and drive the economy.
While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members.
The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires.
Immigrants expressed disappointment Tuesday after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.
President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya.
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.
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