A 17-year-old Arizona girl hugged her two younger sisters, touched their faces and talked about how they had all changed when they finally were reunited after their mother and stepfather kept them imprisoned in their home for up to two years, authorities said.
A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for the death of a corrections officer during a short-lived escape from prison six years ago.
Justices discuss the legal impact of miles becoming virtual currency.
Newsweek, which has been sold twice in the last three years, will to begin a 64-page weekly edition in January or February.
The Native American Hopi tribe took a Parisian auction house to court Tuesday to try to block the sale of 32 sacred tribal masks.
A United States government contractor jailed for four years in Cuba appealed to President Obama on Tuesday to take any steps necessary to secure his release.
Eliseo Medina, a labor leader, was among those who ended fasts on the 22nd day of a bid to press House Republicans.
The former vice president says he wishes the family's spat had remained private.
A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in class.
The District of Columbia Council gave preliminary approval to an increase in the district’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour.
Supporters of Liz Cheney, whose campaign for a Senate seat in Wyoming got off to a rocky start, have created a “super PAC” to bolster her “name awareness and approval rating.”
President Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, was granted permission to stay in the United States.
Regulators voted to cancel the 2014 shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine, the first such shutdown since 1978.
The court also orders the site to shut down within 20 days unless it can weed out pirated material.
A lawyer for an accounting executive facing charges he aided Bernard Madoff in a massive fraud asked a judge Tuesday for a trial date, saying he wants no delay in getting the case before a jury because aging witnesses may have fading memories.
Testimony to Parliament from the top editor of The Guardian illustrated the aggressive investigative and spying tactics increasingly faced by news organizations.
A scientific panel’s report rules out some doomsday notions but says dire climatic surprises seem inevitable.
The heads of both major political parties spar over the shutdown on CNN's "Crossfire."
Nearly a year after the Sandy Hook shootings, changing the nation's laws remains difficult.