Residents in a sparsely populated neighborhood near Hawaii's active volcano are still on alert while officials say a dangerous lava flow has slowed its advance.
The National Weather Service warned Southern Californians to watch out for weekend flash floods and strong surf because of a Pacific hurricane that is churning north up the Mexican coast.
The Shabab, the Qaeda-linked militant network in Somalia, confirmed that its leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, had been killed in an American airstrike.
The intertwined journeys of two friends toward militancy offer a sharp example of how the allure of Islamist extremism has evolved, enticing similar pools of young Americans to conflicts in different parts of the world.
Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using.
Questions persist after the release of a newly declassified version of a legal memo approving the National Security Agency’s Stellarwind program, a set of warrantless surveillance and data collection activities secretly authorized after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Passing a stopgap spending bill and keeping the Export-Import Bank open are among the modest objectives that lawmakers have set this month.
A Maine woman, 18, said the order amounted to a wrongful termination of her parental rights. Welfare officials said the order was appropriate, given the severity of the child’s injuries.
Wendy Davis has revealed her own deeply personal abortion story, writing in a memoir that goes on sale this week that she ended two pregnancies in the 1990s for medical reasons.
Sam Brownback, the Republican incumbent, has found himself caught in a tough battle with Paul Davis, the largely unknown Democratic challenger, despite the state’s rich conservatism.
Congress' loudest voice on immigration says the likely 2016 hopeful is a "champion" of reform.
Martha Coakley, a Democrat, and Charlie Baker, a Republican, were stung in 2010, but both are favored to win in the primary for governor on Tuesday.
Thanks to demographics, the Republicans have a virtual stranglehold on the House of Representatives.
A 14-year-old girl is facing arson and attempted murder charges after setting her family’s Florida house on fire in what authorities say was an senseless act of violence fueled in part by the teen’s obsession with the fictional horror figure Slender Man.
Supplying unlimited amounts of liquidity at interest rates close to zero has "unintended counterproductive consequences," Jean-Claude Trichet warned.
After hackers accessed compromising images of celebrities, Apple hopes hoping to generate a new sort of headline.
The director of operations for a Texas-based telecommunications company became interim prime minister of the Syrian opposition coalition.
Marvin Nicholson, the White House travel director, who has played golf with the president about 140 times, rounds out the president’s foursomes and soothes his frayed feelings.
A deputy city attorney in Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography.