The chairman of the House Intelligence committee says the ongoing NSA search of telephone records thwarted an attempted terrorist attack in the United States in the last few years.
The father of a 10-year-old Arizona girl who authorities say died after another relative stuffed her in a footlocker has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted child abuse.
Joaquin Lim hopes the upcoming meeting between new Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama will mark a fresh start for relations between the country where he was born and the one where he has lived for the past four decades.
Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in glittering and aquatic Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 91.
New Hampshire health officials say the hepatitis C outbreak associated with a former hospital technician has spread beyond his patients to a person who is believed to have had sexual contact with one of them.
A newly released court document says a Maine teenager told her boyfriend that the man now charged in her death tried to kiss and grope her the night before she disappeared.
The Los Angeles Police Department has begun a realistic counterterrorism drill in the heart of downtown.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday swore in a new government headed by a politically inexperienced university dean, in an apparent attempt to consolidate power.
Chairman Ben Bernanke is a deft communicator who will leave the Federal Reserve once his second term ends in January and should be succeeded by Vice Chairman Janet Yellen.
Officials now say 53 structures including 24 residences were destroyed by the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County.
America as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the Great Recession and then some, thanks to higher stock and home prices.
A Republican senator is defending the practice of collecting millions of telephone records in the ongoing war on terror.
Beef tenderized by machines before it is sold in grocery stores could soon carry labels warning customers to cook the meat thoroughly.
A U.S. court has frozen the assets of Thailand trader accused of profiting from advance knowledge of a Chinese company’s plan to acquire Smithfield Foods.
A spokesman for Ghana’s immigration service said that 161 Chinese nationals, who were arrested for illegal gold mining this week, will be deported to China.
The stock market is edging lower in midday trading after a big drop the day before.
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday it is demanding an official explanation from Egypt after comments from politicians suggesting Egypt attack or sabotage a Nile River dam Ethiopia is building.