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Two Pennsylvania county jail guards have been fired and charged with handcuffing an inmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes as they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls and rubber gloves filled with water at him.
Ohio State University is again trying to regulate the traditional jump by students into a frigid campus lake days ahead of the rivalry football game against Michigan, school officials said.
A New York man has been charged with rape after police say he impersonated a police officer and threatened the 18-year-old victim with arrest if she did not comply with his demands.
New Jersey State Police say two people are dead and two were found wounded in a shooting in a southern New Jersey home.
A customer shot during a convenience store robbery in Pittsburgh seven years ago has won a $2 million verdict against Giant Eagle Inc., the grocery chain that owned the store.
China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks to shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States.
Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.
Three minority women who worked at a western Pennsylvania 911 center have filed lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how to "speak ghetto." Two of the Allegheny County dispatchers are black and one is Hispanic.
U.S. stocks are opening lower as the market edges further back from record high levels.
Police are hunting for the man last seen with a Citigroup banker whose body was found with his throat slit in the tub at his Financial District condo, sources said Wednesday.
New York authorities say that eight individuals have been indicted as alleged members of a gun smuggling ring that used discount buses bound for the city's Chinatown to smuggle weapons from Florida.
A conservative group at Virginia Tech is fighting back after a student-run group pulled its funding following a speech on illegal immigration by former Treasury Secretary Bay Buchanan.
Lunchtime fights at a Central California high school Wednesday ended with police swarming onto campus, school closed and six students under arrest, authorities said.
The most expensive congressional race in the nation ended Wednesday with no change: Democratic Rep. Ami Bera was re-elected to the Sacramento-area seat he wrested from Republican control just two years ago.
A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.
A sheep found in a field after more than five days without food or water had a problem beyond hunger and dehydration — she was virtually immobilized by nearly 50 pounds of matted, urine-soaked wool.
Nearly three weeks after her death, on what would have been her 30th birthday, Brittany Maynard returned to the national spotlight on Wednesday in a video in which she urges states to pass laws allowing terminally ill people to end their lives on their own terms.
Tens of thousands of gun owners from around the country are taking advantage of Utah's concealed firearm permits each year — often taking a required class given by instructors licensed by Utah but who live in other states.
Before Harold Henthorn married his wife, Toni, he studied the financial statuses of three women and asked his friends whom he should wed.
The fired director of Ohio State's marching band is taking issue with a task force report that he says failed to acknowledge that he was the only person held responsible for the years of deficient supervision and oversight uncovered by its review.