The New York Times
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José Padilla, convicted in 2007 of supporting Al Qaeda and terrorism conspiracy, was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison.
An elderly couple severely beaten in their Kansas City home, allegedly by a man also accused of fatally shooting three of their neighbors, died Tuesday after being taken off life support.
Chad Taylor, the Democratic candidate for Senate, filed a petition on Tuesday with the Kansas Supreme Court to have his name removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.
Heavy rains and flash flooding throughout the Southwest washed away portions of Interstate 15 in Nevada, prompting state officials to close a nearly 50-mile stretch between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
After the National Audubon Society released a report saying 650 bird species will be threatened by climate change, a report released by other agencies concluded that nearly one-third of American birds are in trouble.
In a region that is practically religious about sports, remarks made by Bruce Levenson — co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks — have become touchstones for larger questions about the city’s identity.
Gina M. Raimondo, the Democratic treasurer of Rhode Island, won a convincing victory to become her party’s nominee for governor — just one of several primaries taking place across New England on Tuesday.
After Ray Rice’s football contract was terminated by his team on Monday, Janay Palmer Rice became a public example of the complex psychology of women abused by men.
A South Carolina man, identified as Timothy Ray Jones Jr., led the authorities on Tuesday to the bodies of his children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search across the South.
The biggest opponent to Detroit’s blueprint for rising out of bankruptcy has reached an agreement with the city, court documents show, prompting an adjournment in a trial over the city’s plan.
An Australian Pentecostal megachurch powered by a recording label that dominates Christian contemporary music, Hillsong has become a phenomenon.
Mr. Heidemann quit Tuesday amid domestic-abuse allegations, but his name might still be listed as a candidate in November.
There are nearly 400 police departments where a predominantly white force serves in mostly minority towns, showing the difficulty, even where there is a will, in hiring more minorities.
A Massachusetts district attorney said he shared two defendants’ concern about the hazards of climate change.
An angry Gov. Terry McAuliffe was forced to retreat after losing a fight with the Republican-dominated General Assembly.
The National Transportation Safety Board also found other errors that contributed to a crash that is reopening a debate about fatigue for pilots hauling packages.
Investigators are increasingly finding evidence of prescription, over-the-counter and illicit drugs in pilots who die in accidents, officials say.
A dinner designed for a parent with more on his or her mind than “I wonder if rice wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar would be better here.”
In its latest monthly forecast, the federal Climate Prediction Center said that while El Niño was still expected, it would not bring the heavy rains California needs to end its drought.