The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, announced a program to assist other jurisdictions with untested rape kits, which number in the hundreds of thousands nationally.
The stream of lava threatening a small Hawaii town is burning asphalt as it oozes into the driveway of a trash transfer station.
Pennsylvania's attorney general says four of her employees have been fired and 11 suspended without pay for involvement in a pornographic emails scandal that also prompted a state Supreme Court justice to step down.
As the rate of new infections has slowed, American and Liberian officials are debating whether to shift money that was planned for the centers into other programs to combat future outbreaks.
Democratic leaders cleared the way for Mary Landrieu to seek a vote on a pro-pipeline bill that could help her standing at home.
Only a handful of people were able to speak on a proposal that could make the tiny Massachusetts town of Westminster the first in the nation to ban all sales of tobacco products when boos and shouts from the crowd shut down the public hearing Wednesday night.
Hollywood is hurrying Obama off the stage--and getting ready for a 2016 slugfest.
The president must confront the shortcomings of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Action is what matters, and nothing that has come out about the agreement implies any action items.
The deaths of 22 dogs in June at a boarding business in Gilbert, Ariz., remain a big story, with a senator’s son indicted and people still mourning their pets.
The China-U.S. agreement is a dramatic turnaround in rocky relations on climate change.
New York emergency crews rescued two workers trapped in a window-washing scaffold at Manhattan's One World Trade Center. The crews cut through glass to pull the workers to safety.
Faced with declining budgets, the Army has had to cut its force, and, for reasons the Army has not explained, the largest group of officers being pushed out — nearly one in five — began as enlisted soldiers.
Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.
The ET-Plus, made by Trinity Industries and suspected of malfunctioning during crashes, will be tested by a research organization in San Antonio.
How to feed, help and handle the ever-present homeless population in a state that draws an outsized share of the dispossessed is a growing debate.
A former civilian U.S. Army employee has pleaded guilty to theft after being accused of stealing sophisticated military equipment from a Northern California depot and trading some of it for marijuana.
The president hopes to avert violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a police officer.