Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination for the position, which has not been filled permanently since Gen. James Mattis retired in January.
A crisis is roiling the criminal justice system: Suicide rates have hit a new high in local jails across the nation. But experts say solutions are within reach.
A judge in Wisconsin on Monday issued a summary judgment against authors James Fetzer and Mike Palacek in the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.
Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95.
Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95.
Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers around the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored crippling sanctions.
"This is a family that was unarmed and was just grocery shopping," Rick Shureih wrote on Facebook. "Truth will come out! I'm sure this was a misunderstanding that got escalated for no reason!"
An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a California Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving at the end of the month, President Donald Trump revealed in a tweet Thursday.
A federal watchdog agency says White House counselor Kellyanne Conway should be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.
People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis.
Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser comm…
Five suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz, the Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.
A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.
A helicopter crash-landed on the roof a midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot, authorities said.
The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.
A crane hit by high winds during a storm collapsed on a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one and injuring at least six more, a fire official said.
President Donald Trump is suspending plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country agreed to take strong measures to reduce the number of migrants entering the U.S.
The military is investigating the president of the U.S. Naval War College amid allegations that he spent excessively, abused his hiring authority and otherwise behaved inappropriately, including keeping a margarita machine in his office.
The Federal Communications Commission's move could make call-blocking widespread and help consumers dodge annoying robocalls, which have exploded into a problem that pesters Americans on the level of billions of calls a month.
As migrant apprehensions hit their highest level in more than a decade, officials warn they don't have the resources to care for the surge of parents and children entering the U.S.
Dr. William Husel was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers.
The Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland massacre has been arrested on 11 charges, carrying a combined sentence of nearly 100 years.
The game show's 32-time champion lost for the first time in an episode that aired on Monday, falling short of records for total winnings and longest reign, but still making an argument that he's the best to ever play television's most popular game.
A longtime city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people before police shot and killed him, authorities said.
A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long gun-battle," authorities said.
In a move that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump says he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to crack down on migrants.
Text of special counsel Robert Mueller's prepared statement Wednesday on his investigation , as released by the Justice Department:
In his first and last public appearance as special counsel, Robert Mueller said charging the president was "not an option" because of Justice Department guidelines and that election interference "deserves the attention of every American."
A swarm of apparent tornadoes so tightly packed that one crossed the path carved by another tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, smashing homes and blowing out windows. One person was killed and dozens were injured.
A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles away, authorities said Sunday.
A likely tornado killed at least two people as it destroyed a motel, roared through a nearby mobile home park and caused significant damage in the Oklahoma City area, officials said Sunday.
The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran.
Weinstein has been accused by scores of women. The New York Times said about $30 million of the $44 million would go to a pool of plaintiffs.
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes.
"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman could face four months in prison after pleading guilty Monday in the national college admissions scandal.
Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.
The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions.
The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun, recounted one of the young men.
Authorities said the actions of Kendrick Castillo, Brendan Bialy and Joshua Jones minimized the bloodshed from Tuesday's attack at the school south of Denver that wounded eight students along with killing the 18-year-old Castillo.
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between President Donald Trump and Congress.
Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading minutes of terror before they were taken into custody with no injuries, authorities said.
Country House, a 65-1 long shot, has been declared the winner of the 145th Kentucky Derby after first finisher Maximum Security was disqualified.
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An explosion rocked parts of an Illinois town Friday night, killing one person, injuring four others and leaving two missing, authorities said.
A new rule backs up federal laws that protect clinicians who refuse to provide abortions and certain other services over religious beliefs. Some critics fear it could lead to denial of medical care to LGBT people.
A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect.
Emergency medical officials say two people are dead and four injured in a shooting at UNC Charlotte in North Carolina.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's departure ends a nearly two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.