The New York Times
Updated: 5 hours 11 min ago
The encounter this month was a sign of the increased tensions in the South China Sea as China tries to enforce its territorial claims.
The sale of the drug will be legal in Colorado and Washington next month, and some observers predict other states will soon follow suit.
About 25 Franciscan friars have set up shop at the Northgate Mall outside Cincinnati through Christmas Eve, offering prayers, comfort or just a cup of coffee.
Art Pope, a businessman with a chain of discount stores and now the state’s budget director, has used his personal fortune to further a conservative agenda.
Speaker John A. Boehner seethed and questioned the motives of conservative advocacy groups after they piled on against a new bipartisan budget deal.
A federal appeals court removed a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter, clearing the way for companies in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa to open while an appeal proceeds.
The superintendent and three current or former city school officials in Steubenville, Ohio, pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges related to the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl.
When floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene slammed a historic Vermont diner in 2o11, its owners thought that was the end of the story. But it had just started.
President Obama vowed on Friday to join Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and newly elected leaders in an effort to combat growing inequalities.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, announcing the resignation of a second appointee to the Port Authority, said he had no involvement in road shutdowns that Democrats called political revenge.
Big banks, health care companies and Silicon Valley players were listed in the first official tally by the Center for American Progress, founded by President Obama’s new adviser.
A student who law enforcement officials said wanted to confront a teacher shot two students, seriously wounding one, and then died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot.
For those whose children were killed a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the scars remain raw with every memorial and in everyday encounters.
The president made his choice despite concerns that it concentrates too much power in the hands of a single military official.
As the president closes another year in office, he is seeking to recapture lost momentum and confront the daunting challenges of the midterm election season.
A former drug dealer was found guilty on Friday at his retrial in the 2005 arson deaths of a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in what was Cleveland’s deadliest house fire.
A retiree said he had been fired from a job as a greeter at a store in northern Michigan after rushing to the parking lot last month to put out a vehicle fire.
Questions have been raised about the role of family wealth in the sentencing of a 16-year-old behind the wheel in an accident that killed four people in North Texas.
The suspect is said to have told federal agents that he “was resolved to commit an act of violent jihad.”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that all states — including nine holdouts — were now in compliance with a policy permitting identification cards for all military spouses.