BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of A…
BOSTON — Hundreds of scientists and their supporters rallied in historic Copley Square on Sunday, demanding that the Trump administration accept empirical reality on issues such as climate change and highlighting the centrality of objective information to making policy.
HAVANA (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.
Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Leaders of a massive, annual motorcycle procession to the three Sept. 11 crash sites said this year's fundraising ride, Aug. 19-21, will be their last.
NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp sell-off in energy companies pulled U.S. stock indexes modestly lower Wednesday, wiping out small gains from the day before.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man spent more than 2½ hours scaling the glass facade of Trump Tower on Wednesday using large suction cups, climbing as high as the 21st floor before police officers grabbed him and hauled him to safety through an open window.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At least two people who rode in the last year on the same Kansas waterslide where a 10-year-old boy was killed say nylon shoulder straps came loose during the raft ride featuring a 17-story drop.
MIAMI — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton challenged Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday to take emergency action to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the United States and accused Republican opponent Donald Trump of dismissing a growing public health crisis.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday escalated his criticism of Donald Trump, calling him "unfit to serve as president," as the Republican presidential nominee faced censure from members of both parties for disparaging the parents of a fallen army captain.
CLEVELAND - Republican leaders attempted Wednesday to steer their national convention in a more substantive and unified direction behind GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, but their efforts came up against an eruption of lingering bitterness from the brutal primary campaign season.
CLEVELAND — Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, ending days of feverish speculation and recruiting to the GOP ticket a soft-spoken and seasoned conservative who could help unify the divided Republican Party.
ISTANBUL — Turkey's military launched a coup Friday against the elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish officials and the country's armed forces said, in a stunning move that will likely plunge the country into further turmoil and reverberate across an already bloodstai…
Unlike the November assault in Paris and the twin airport bombings in Belgium and Turkey, Thursday's attack in Nice, France, traded explosives and small arms for the lethality of a speeding box truck aimed at late-night revelers. With at least 84 reported killed and 52 critically injured, on…
NICE, France — Deep disagreements and anger about France's security measures mounted a day after a Tunisian-born Frenchman rammed a 19-ton truck into crowds at a Bastille Day fireworks celebration, killing scores of people and wounding at least 200 more.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI about her use of a private email server as secretary of state, her campaign said Saturday, as federal investigators neared the end of the probe that has hung over her White House bid.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is backtracking on his warning that Britain would go to the “back of the queue” for a U.S. trade deal, as he tries to contain the fallout of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union.
Donald Trump was in his element, mingling with beauty pageant contestants and business tycoons as he brought his Miss Universe pageant to Russia for a much-anticipated Moscow debut. Nonetheless, Trump was especially eager for the presence of another honored guest: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A gunman who shot and killed a singer who rose to fame after appearing on "The Voice" traveled to Orlando from another Florida city specifically to attack her and then fatally shot himself, authorities said Saturday.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Nearly 71 years after an American bomber passed high above this Japanese city on a clear August morning on a mission that would alter history, President Barack Obama on Friday made a a solemn visit to Hiroshima to offer respects to the victims of the world's first deployed…
WASHINGTON - A Secret Service agent shot and critically wounded a man Friday afternoon who approached a guard booth outside the White House and refused to put down the small pistol he was carrying, according to law enforcement officials.
CINCINNATI — A coroner’s report released Tuesday showed new details of vicious violence in the shooting deaths of eight members of a rural southern Ohio family, finding most victims were shot three to nine times each and some of them were bruised. Meanwhile, the hunt for whoever is responsib…
WASHINGTON — A May 1 deadline for a $422 million bond payment will come and go without congressional action on a Puerto Rico rescue bill, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy acknowledged Tuesday, and there is no guarantee lawmakers will act ahead of an even more crucial Congressional deadli…
The labyrinth is an ancient idea made new. The spiral design has been around since before recorded history, though no one is sure where the pattern originated or why.
Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by 16 points in the New York primary. Donald Trump won with more than 60 percent, securing at least 89 of the 95 delegates available from his home state. John Kasich finished second with 25 percent, but it looks as if he’ll emerge with just three delegates.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who was shot in the arm while riding in a car on the Washington University campus told investigators that road rage was behind the incident that led to a 90-minute lockdown Wednesday, suburban St. Louis police said.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday warned officials in all 50 states that actions to end Medicaid funding of Planned Parenthood may be out of compliance with federal law.
NEW YORK (AP) — Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing tantalizingly close to locking up the Democratic nomination.
WASHINGTON — When the Republican foreign policy elite gets together these days, conversation quickly veers from challenges such as the Islamic State or North Korea to focus on two questions. How has Donald Trump come so close to becoming the party's standard-bearer? If Trump were elected pre…
NEW YORK — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders started to make good Friday night on a pledge to release his full tax returns from recent years, sharing a 2014 federal filing that showed income of just more than $200,000 and some relatively modest gifts to charity.
Strong headwinds of unpopularity continue to hobble leading Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz with the public at-large, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
CHINO, Calif. — A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife.
NEW YORK — Sen. Bernie Sanders and his boosters are intensifying their courtship of convention delegates who could determine the winner of the Democratic presidential nomination, prompting some party leaders and supporters of front-runner Hillary Clinton to claim harassment.
ROME, N.Y. — Donald Trump built his business empire by exploiting the rules of business to his favor with brash skill, working corporate bankruptcy regulations, eminent-domain laws and the tax code to suit his bottom line.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — In a sign of the Democratic presidential race’s escalating negativity ahead of the New York primary, Hillary Clinton staged a campaign event here Monday centered entirely on gun control to drive home a sharp contrast with rival Bernie Sanders.
NEW YORK — After Ohio Gov. John Kasich left, and the mozzarella and cold cuts were cleared away, the registered Republicans in Mike’s Deli could be counted on one finger. Dave Greco, the manager, had packed the place, and photos of the governor carbo-loading had gone viral. Just as important…
TOKYO — North Korea has unveiled what it said was a domestically designed engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States, the latest in a steady drumbeat of threats coming from Kim Jong Un's regime.
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Donald Trump declared it’s “great to be home” at a massive rally in the New York City suburbs Wednesday, shrugging off a defeat in Wisconsin a day earlier and instead, predicting victory in his delegate-rich home state.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers upset about the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse on religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the first place in the country Tuesday to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new parents in what was hailed as the latest move to address income inequality in the nation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor signed a law Tuesday allowing religious groups and private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people — echoing attempts made in other states with varying levels of success following last year’s Supreme Court ruling that effectively…
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train was going 106 miles per hour in a 110 mph zone when it struck a backhoe sitting on the same track, killing the backhoe operator and a track supervisor, federal and local officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON — The Democratic activists pushing for the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee measure their efforts by the numbers: more than 400 newspaper editorials, several dozen live protests and 1.5 million petition signatures urging Republican senators to take up…
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin has become an unexpected battleground for Donald Trump and the conglomeration of forces desperately aligning against him, with Tuesday’s primary emerging as a key moment that could reshape the Republican nominating contest both mathematically and psychologically.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.
Zika, the mosquito-borne virus linked to miscarriage and severe microcephaly in the fetuses of infected women, just lost a little bit of its edge to researchers. On Thursday, a Purdue University team published the virus's structure for the first time in the journal Science.
WASHINGTON — A second federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday that a conservative legal watchdog group may question the State Department and potentially several top aides to Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
The campaign manager for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was charged Tuesday in Florida with battery for allegedly grabbing and yanking the arm of a Breitbart News reporter who had been trying to ask Trump a question.
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WASHINGTON — A top commander for the Islamic State was killed by U.S. commandos in a raid this week, the Pentagon said Friday, as the U.S.-led coalition ratcheted up pressure on the terrorist group in an effort to blunt its ability to strike targets abroad.