He convinced his parents to let him quit high school to pursue his dream, and now the 26-year-old actor is playing one of the most revered American characters in a big-budget blockbuster starring Johnny Depp.
Paula Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and Wal-Mart, but book-buyers are standing by her.
At the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg, many Civil War re-enactors will eschew the use of modern technology, but scores of tourists will embrace it.
Obama praised renewable energy, conservation — and fracking for natural gas.
Better news on jobs and consumer spending pushed stocks higher early Thursday.
A former FBI agent who admitted taking $7,000 in payoffs from James “Whitey” Bulger (BUHL’-jur) has testified that his first meeting with Bulger was “more of a social meeting than business.”
Kosovo police used pepper spray and batons to disperse a crowd of several hundred hardline opposition supporters who tried to stop lawmakers from holding a vote in support of a deal with Serbia.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages surged this week to their highest levels in two years, and the rate on the 30-year loan jumped by the most in 26 years.
The Supreme Court says it will take up a case about when victims of child pornography can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse.
The Supreme Court is sending back to state court a case about an Oklahoma anti-abortion law that bans off-label use of certain abortion-inducing drugs.
The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, suggesting people are seeking to buy before mortgage rates rise further.
The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Arizona and Nevada involving the rights of same-sex couples.
The U.S. Senate is on the cusp of approving immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions in the country illegally and spending billions of dollars to secure the border.
The government is fining Delta Air Lines Inc. $750,000 for bumping some passengers involuntarily, without offering compensation or seeking volunteers first.
Excerpts from the majority and dissenting opinions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 5-4 rulings Wednesday striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act
The U.S. Secret Service says a woman is under arrest and in the custody of District of Columbia police Wednesday after jumping over the White House fence during a protest.
The Obama administration says it is broadening an exemption for American Indians from the new health care law’s requirement that virtually every U.S. resident has health insurance starting next year.