Members of the medical examiner’s office in a small Washington county devastated by a mudslide work around the clock to identify bodies.
Thousands of firefighters gathered in Watertown, Mass. to pay their respects to Lt. Edward Walsh, one of two Boston firefighters who died in the line of duty on March 26
Critics of an amendment to give a property tax credit to parents of students attending private schools in Kansas are questioning its legality and financial impact.
Unemployed man launches four weeks of good deeds designed to help others in need.
The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under “Obamacare” offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making contraceptive and abortion drugs.
A California man who walked out of the wilderness with no injuries after being lost for two bone-chilling nights didn’t follow a basic rule of search-and-rescue, but he still beat the odds.
The big money that flows into American politics is about to get even bigger. It will take time to figure out just how much, though, and how it will affect campaigns.
Jurors in New Jersey have ended their first day of deliberations without a verdict in the case of a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while she was still strapped in her car seat.
Northwestern University athletes trying to unionize presented their case to lawmakers Wednesday after a federal agency said they have the same rights to bargain collectively as other workers.
A coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death in Denver after eating a marijuana cookie.
Amazon is making a bid to enter living rooms with Amazon Fire TV, a new set-top box that allows streaming of online video, music and other content to televisions.
Hard-won expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.2 earthquake with surprisingly little damage and death.
A Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel told detectives that her boyfriend had attacked her first.
A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity.
Authorities say just 18 people are now listed as missing in the deadly Washington state mudslide.
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.
The American general who commands all NATO forces in Europe says Russia has 40,000 troops along the border with neighboring Ukraine.