Four people have died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area while the region is gripped by freezing temperatures.
Twenty whales believed to be part of a pod found stranded in the Everglades this week were spotted Friday afternoon moving closer toward shore.
E. Gordon Gee, who resigned as president of Ohio State University in July after a series of embarrassing gaffes, will serve as interim president of West Virginia University.
Mr. Kammen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, helped cast the form of the modern scholarly field known as memory studies.
The proposal would use federal funds available for expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to instead buy private coverage for an expanded Medicaid population.
Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York has defied colleagues and stood her ground on issues, earning her prominence in a chamber in which she has served fewer than five years.
His assignment is Obama's first personnel move since the botched Obamacare rollout.
When businesses threatened to move across county lines if the minimum wage was raised, a county councilman was able to get three governments to agree to raise it together.
The defense secretary said that the Pentagon would not reduce its military deployments to the region or its focus on countering shared security threats.
The New Mexico State Police officer who fired shots at a minivan full of children during a chaotic October traffic stop has been fired, a spokesman with the law enforcement agency said Friday.
The incoming commissioner, William J. Bratton, relied on many of the aggressive techniques that have proved divisive here, while navigating complicated racial tensions.
The Federal Communications Commission has delayed its auction of broadcast airwaves to mid-2015, a year later than intended.
Merrill Newman did top-secret work as an Army intelligence officer during the Korean War. On a return visit to the North this fall, he was accused of war crimes and held, then released.
State media says it did so because 85-year-old Merrill Newman apologized for his alleged crimes.
Researchers expressed frustration after two men who had been treated with bone-marrow procedures saw their H.I.V. return.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Sovaldi, from Gilead Sciences, which will let some patients be treated for a minimum of 12 weeks, but at a cost of $1,000 per daily pill.
An Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett currently held by actor Ryan O'Neal is worth an estimated $12 million, an appraiser told a jury Friday.
As American Airlines and US Airways join to become the world’s largest airline, the new company will have to combine two carriers with vastly different operating cultures and backgrounds.
It may come as a surprise that floppy disks are still manufactured. But it’s perhaps more surprising The Federal Register still uses them to receive official submissions.
The Lede continues to follow the global reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, on a day of tributes to the man who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and then served as its first freely elected president.