Despite protests from owners of such establishments, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls to protect the health of musicians and other entertainers.
The commander of the United States naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been relieved of his duties because of a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, told reporters that injuries sustained three weeks ago during an exercise mishap would not keep him from seeking re-election in 2016.
The ECB's bold bond-buying scheme is set to provide a temporary boost to Asian equities but is no game changer for the region's markets.
A county prosecutor was temporarily stopped from filing charges against State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has been accused of perjury for disclosing an investigation to a newspaper.
A massive fire at a New Jersey mid-rise consumed 175 apartments and displaced up to 400 residents. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is accused of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon, cited juror prejudices in asking for a change of venue for the third time.
He says it's "not a serious effort at legislating border security - and its authors know it."
Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney did not emerge from a Salt Lake City meeting on Thursday with a proposal about how to reconcile their competing plans to run for the White House.
A man who severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, state television reported early on Friday.
The largest assembly of potential Republican presidential candidates to date will offer those in a crowded field a chance to distinguish themselves from one another.
Martin Scorsese’s planned documentary on the 42nd president has been shelved over disagreements about control, people briefed on the project said.
The party still struggles over abortion language.
Miscommunications, tactical errors and institutional failures by the Cleveland police cascaded into one irreversible mistake.
China's manufacturing activity remained in contraction for a second straight month, underscoring the sluggish Chinese economy.
With the death of Saudi King Abdullah, there's likely to be a greater commitment to oversupplying the oil market.
The sides met for several hours, mostly to iron out technical issues in converting their diplomatic outposts into full-fledged embassies.
Apple is threatening Samsung’s dominance on its home turf, as the iPhone maker wins over South Korean consumers with its large-screen smartphones.