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William Bratton will return as New York City's top law enforcement officer, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.
A woman was just mauled by a bear. Coyotes and wolves are increasing in number. The best way to keep wildlife away is to make sure they're afraid of us.
Stephen Trachtenberg: If students pay $55,000 a year, they may feel they've paid for the As in dollars as well as sense.
Actor Paul Walker once bought a wedding ring for a young U.S. military veteran shopping with his fiance in California.
Word of Nelson Mandela's death spread quickly across the United States, bringing with it a mix of reverence and grief for a man who was born in South Africa but in the end belonged to the world.
No matter how you spell it, ice is a four-letter word today. Just ask folks living anywhere from Texas to Tennessee. They're in the bull's-eye of a treacherous ice storm.
Surveillance video shows two thieves who carefully use a forklift from a nearby construction site to uproot a bank's ATM.
In a potentially good sign, 15 to 20 of the pilot whales that have been stranded in shallow water off Florida's Everglades National Park have moved toward deeper water.
Fans of the No.1-ranked Florida State University Seminoles can breathe a collective sigh of relief after a prosecutor said Thursday that quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged in a rape investigation.
If you're a bird, beware an alligator with a stick. That's because some species of crocodiles, including the American alligator, use sticks as lures, scientists say.
An elementary school student was killed and five other people were injured in a school bus's crash with a dump truck in western Idaho on Thursday morning, Idaho State Police said.
A bear believed to be involved in this week's attack on a 54-year-old Florida woman has been caught and euthanized, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said Thursday.
Wrongly convicted in the killing of his wife, it took 25 years for Michael Morton to win his freedom. Then his prosecutor went to jail for failing to turn over exculpatory evidence.
A lot of folks in Lexington, Kentucky, are hoping for a "Christmas miracle" for the city's, and perhaps the world's, most-arrested man.
The Arizona Division of Forestry has been fined $559,000 for workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that left 19 elite firefighters dead, state health and safety officials said Wednesday.
After Ariel Castro killed himself inside an Ohio prison cell, investigators found two sets of handwritten notes -- one entitled "love my kids and grandkids" and another professing "God loves you, ... for all are sinners, we all fall short of the glory of God."
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker may have initially survived a horrific car crash but died moments later due to a combination of injuries from the impact and the resulting fire, according to a coroner's report.