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5 things for January 16: Shutdown, sibling captives, Simone Biles, Hawaii, Venezuela

If you're in the neighborhood, the eye-popping (and controversial) ...

The texts loved ones sent during the Hawaii missile alert mishap

Hawaiian residents and vacationers spent 38 horrific minutes preparing for an incoming ballistic missile and possible...

13 siblings held captive in filthy California home, police say

A couple was arrested after police discovered that their 13 children had been held ...

Simone Biles says she, too, was abused by former USA team doctor

On the eve of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's ...

Hijab cutting incident did not happen, Toronto police say

Toronto police say an alarming incident reported by an 11-year-old girl -- that a man cut her hijab as she walked to ...

MLK Day speakers home in on Trump's alleged 'shithole' remark

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 89 Monday, the odd occasion that his birthday actually falls on the...

Larry Nassar's sexual abuse victims finally get their days in court

One by one, the young women will step up in court, just feet away from their abuser. And they will deliver the messag...

Florida casino boat shuttle fire kills 1; other passengers swim to safety

A woman died and 15 people were injured when a fire broke out on a shuttle boat taking passengers to a casino boat ne...

3 remain missing in deadly California mudslides

Searchers in California sifted through mud-caked debris Monday for four people missing in mudslides that have ...

Hawaii has been preparing for a missile attack; now its credibility is under fire

Hawaii takes emergency preparedness very seriously.So seriously that in December, ...

FBI: Man threatened to kill Pittsburgh Steelers players and fans

The NFL playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars went off without a hitch Sunday after a...

Passengers swim to safety after fire on casino shuttle boat

Fifteen people were injured Sunday when a fire broke out on a shuttle boat taking passengers to a casino boat near Ne...

David Letterman Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of former late-night talk show host David Letterman.Personal: Birth date: April 12,...

All the ways you can make a difference this MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday where you take off work, it's also meant to be a national da...

Three ways MLK speaks to our time

"Every hero becomes a bore at last."That's a famous line from the 19th century philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson...

Mudslide victims: School founder, real estate broker remembered

The vicious mudflows that raced through the Southern California town of Montecito last week were swift and ruthless. ...

California mudslides: Death toll rises to 20, 4 still missing

At least 20 people have died as a result of the mudslides that devastated Montecito, California, according to the Cal...

How emergency alerts are supposed to work, and what went wrong in Hawaii

Human error is blamed for a false alarm of a missile heading for Hawaii, but the scare left Americans wondering how t...

Dennis Rodman Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman.Personal: Birth date: May 13,...

From paradise to panic: Hawaii residents and vacationers run for cover, fearing missile attack

Jocelyn Azbell had just woken up in her Maui hotel Saturday when she was hurried into the hotel's basement to take sh...

California mudslides: Death toll rises after searchers find body

Search and rescue crews found the body of a 25-year-old woman Saturday morning, raising the death toll from the Calif...

Huddled in fear in Hawaii during the missile scare

It was a beautiful morning, like most, on the island of Oahu: 79 degrees with a big, bright sun. I was at a marina wi...

Chicago man accused of terroristic threats on Greyhound bus

A 33-year-old man faces felony terror charges after threatening to kill passengers on a Greyhound bus headed to Chica...

Trump's disparaging remarks bring some Miami Haitians to tears

On a week during which Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood remembered thousands of Haitian earthquake victims, racially...

Michael Wolff defends Trump book in fiery CNN interview

"Fire and Fury" author Michael Wolff defended his ...

'Swatting' suspect faces manslaughter charge in fatal shooting by police

The California man accused of initiating a "swatting" incident that ended in a Kansas man's death has been charged wi...

Keith Jackson, venerated college football sportscaster, dies at 89

Keith Jackson, the sportscaster whose rich voice and distinctive phrasing endeared him to generations of college foot...

Mudslides, wildfires, earthquakes and flu. 2018's off to a rough start in California

California evokes images of sunny beaches, majestic mountains, Hollywood celebs, coastal highways and all variations ...

Settle in with these weekend reads

A Las Vegas shooting survivor learns how to live again. A journey to where people live without roofs. Grab a ...

Overnight temperature plunge hits eastern United States

On Friday, Cleveland residents enjoyed a balmy day with a high of 60 degrees.Just 24 hours later, the temperat...

Las Vegas Shooting: Unsealed documents reveal new details

Hundreds of pages of court documents unsealed Friday in the case of Las Vegas gunman ...

Klansman convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' case dies in prison

A Klansman found guilty for his role in the 1964 Freedom Summer killings of three civil rights workers has died in pr...

He said God wanted him to confess to 25-year-old killing

Frank McAlister's death nearly 25 years ago had long stumped detectives. The 19-year-old's skeletal remains were foun...

'Dignitaries' trampled evidence after Sandy Hook massacre, state police say

A long-awaited Connecticut State Police report on the ...

Texas father charged with capital murder in adopted girl's death

Prosecutors in Dallas will decide in the coming weeks whether to seek the death penalty against the adoptive father o...

Ohio teacher gets reprimand for remark about lynch mob

The mother of an African-American teenager who was told by his teacher that other students would lynch him if he didn...

Ex-Idaho lawmaker kills himself amid sex abuse investigation

A former Idaho state representative who resigned last fall amid sexual abuse accusations has killed himself, official...

Thomas Fire, once largest in California history, is now 100% contained

After more than a month of destruction, the largest fire in California's modern history is now 100% contained, accord...

You can't tell the story of the US without telling the story of Haiti

You can't mention Haiti's struggles without explaining its complicated relationship with the US.On Thursday, P...

God Is Dope finds a niche among the 'cool' faithful

When Sharod Simpson told a friend in the fashion industry he planned to start an apparel line called God Is Dope, he ...

MLK Day encourages service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, although ...

Winter, Day 23: The latest storm will cover the Midwest in ice and snow

The storm system that brought much-needed rain but ...

Soldier, immigrant from Ghana, dies rescuing neighbors in Bronx fire

Private Emmanuel Mensah went off to serve in the Army National Guard, but it was back home where he made the ultimate...

Big game hunters: We're the answer to preventing extinction

It's a place where serious big game hunters hang out and network -- kind of a supermarket for hunting enthusiasts....

The pastor who admitted to a sexual encounter with a teen is put on leave

A Memphis, Tennessee, megachurch pastor who confessed to a sexual encounter with a teenager has been put on leave....

5 things for January 12: Trump, Russia, Pakistan, mudslides, Walmart & Sam's

Enjoy your MLK weekend. We'll see you all on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out...

La Ruta De Mar-a: A journey along the path of the hurricane

Each morning before work, H-ctor Luis Rodr-guez Nieves showers with a garden hose behind his tattered home. He uses t...

Trump had promised to be a 'champion' of Haitian-Americans

In September 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to be a "champion" for Haitian-Americans."I'm running ...

Buzz Aldrin Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of astronaut Buzz Aldrin.Pe...

California mudslides: Evacuation zones expanded as searches continue

As teams frantically searched areas of Southern California smothered by rivers of mud and boulders, officials on Thur...

John Roberts Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of John Rober...

New York bombing suspect pleads not guilty

The man accused of detonating a homemade explosive device at a busy transit hub in New York City last month, injuring...

An evacuation order can mean life or death. Issuing one isn't simple

When hurricanes, wildfires or mudslides threaten, local leaders often face a critical and delicate question: Do we is...

What the mudslides did to Montecito, before and after

The mud came in an instant and swept away everything in its path. Trees, homes, vehicles, even people -- nothing was ...

California mudslide survivors recall when the 'mud came in an instant'

Ben Hyatt rushed to wake everyone up when rivers of mud started banging the doors and walls of his Montecito, Califor...

5 things for January 11: Trump, mudslides, Myanmar, organ donation, Islam

Scientists think they've figured out what's been sending ...

Southern California mudslides: 17 dead, others missing

The founder of a Catholic school is among the 17 people killed in deadly mudslides and flooding in Southern Californi...

Teacher handcuffed at school board meeting is 'appalled' by treatment

A fifth- and sixth-grade teacher whose arrest at a school board meeting in Louisiana drew nationwide attention said W...

New York bombing suspect indicted

The man accused of detonating a homemade device at a busy transit hub in New York City last month, injuring five peop...

Rancher Cliven Bundy undecided on forgiving or suing

Rancher Cliven Bundy, free after almost two years in a Nevada jail, said Wednesday he wants to meet with the Clark Co...

Tennessee pastor apologizes for 'sexual incident' with teen

The Memphis, Tennessee, congregants broke into 25 seconds of applause after the pastor confessed to a 1998 "sexual in...

Police stand guard outside Florida university class on 'white racism'

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled "White Racism" after the professor was flo...

Aly Raisman: USA Gymnastics is '100% responsible' for doctor's abuse

Star gymnast Aly Raisman on Wednesday accused USA Gymnastics of being "100% responsible" for former team doctor Larry...

King Center kicks off week of MLK remembrance

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. In recognition, ...

Mitt Romney Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and former Republican presidential nominee....

Everything is here: Her life, her home, her son. Now she's being told to leave

A recurring nightmare shakes Gilma Ramirez from her slumber in the predawn hours. She awakens with her heart palpitat...

Carol Channing Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of award winning actress and singer Carol Channing. Her most famous stage roles are Lorelei...

These images show the mudslide devastation in California

Destructive waves of mud sliding down barren hillsides in Southern California slammed everything in sight....

Why California's mudslides are so devastating

Southern Californians just can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los A...

Paul Ryan Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Paul Ryan, speaker of the US House of Representatives.Personal: Birth date: Janua...

Oprah Winfrey Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Oprah Winfrey, who hosted...

San Antonio top cop under fire after releasing immigrants to charity

The San Antonio, Texas, police chief's decision to release a dozen undocumented immigrants discovered in a tractor tr...

Ray Rice Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of NFL running back Ray Rice.Personal: Birth date: January 22, 1987Bi...

Jack Nicklaus Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of retired professional golfer Jack Nick...

Michelle Obama Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Michelle Obama, wife of ...

Eric Holder Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of former US At...

Coast Guard rescues family from roof in mud-drenched California

One by one, a family of five trapped by rivers of mud in Southern California climbed to the roof of their home as res...

Collegiate star says she told USA Gymnastics about abuse in 2015

Until Tuesday, former national team gymnast Maggie Nichols had been known as "Athlete A" in investigatory documents i...

13 killed in Southern California deluge as rivers of mud wipe out homes

Heavy rains unleashed destructive rivers of mud and debris in Southern California on Tuesday -- leaving at least 13 p...

Neo-Nazi charged with terrorism in attempt to wreck Amtrak train, complaint says

A white man who was involved with neo-Nazi groups and who attended a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville has b...

Salvadoran 'Dreamer' with cancer fears deportation

Jose Guevara doesn't remember his life in El Salvador.The 23-year-old college student was brought to the Unite...

5 things for January 9: Korean talks, Trump, California, coal, college football

Royals update! Princess Charlotte started-nursery school, making for ...

Alabama rallies, wins 5th football national title in 9 years

The Crimson Tide title drought didn't last long, but it needed a dramatic comeback from a freshman backup quarterback...

Fraternity banned from Pennsylvania for pledge's hazing death

A national fraternity was banned from operating in Pennsylvania for 10 years and ordered to pay a $112,500 fine for t...

Evacuations ordered in fire-ravaged Southern California ahead of rain

Thousands of Southern Californians were ordered to evacuate Monday amid fears that rainfall could trigger mudslides i...

JFK airport scrambles to clean up after latest debacle

Operations at New York's JFK airport are beginning get back to normal after several days of failures that crippled o...

Rancher Cliven Bundy released from prison, lawyer says

Rancher Cliven Bundy was released from custody Monday after a federal judge dismissed a case against him stemming fro...

US winter freeze: Icy rain, slick roads before the thaw

Drivers from South to North are warned to expect icy roads on Monday.Light freezing rain is forecast to cause ...

US shatters record for disaster costs in 2017

2017 was the costliest year ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States, the National Oceanographic a...

How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to ...

5 things for January 8: Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump

It's going to be a good ol' southern showdown in Atlanta during tonight's college football national championship game...

Police chief arrested in undercover child sex sting

The online ad was pretty blunt: "Dominate [sic] male police officer seeks fun, discreet, sub playmate -- m4w."...

Water leak floods JFK Airport baggage claim, forces evacuation

A water main break flooded a baggage claim area at JFK International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon, compoun...

Recy Taylor is 'a name I know ... you should know, too,' Oprah says

Recy Taylor is a name Oprah Winfrey thinks you should know.While accepting the ...

Fraternity, four men to be sentenced in 2013 hazing death

A national fraternity and four men are expected to be sentenced Monday for charges related to the 2013 hazing death o...

East Coast brrraces for more chill, but warmer weather on the way

More than 20 million Midwesterners are under a winter weather advisory through Monday morning, while parts of wildfir...

Michele Bachmann Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former US Representative Michele Bachmann.Personal: Birth date: April 6, 1956...

Ice storm expected after brutally cold weekend

The arctic cold should loosen up soon, but don't pack away your earmuffs yet.An ice storm is expected to blank...

Dolly Parton Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Dolly Parton, the Grammy Award-winning entertainer and businesswoman.Personal: Bi...

John Young, ex-astronaut who walked on moon and commanded 1st shuttle flight, dies

Former astronaut John Young, a NASA trailblazer whose six journeys into space included a walk on the moon and command...

Heroic tales of bravery from the winter storm to warm your heart

Ryan Saba and Ray Armstead went out into the winter storm to grab a bite to eat.They came back with a nickname...

Melissa Rivers: Seth Meyers must tackle sexual harassment at Golden Globes

Ahead of Sunday's Golden Globes, Melissa Rivers of "Fashion Police" said host Seth Myers must "address the elephant i...

Hotel staff interacted with Las Vegas shooter more than 10 times before massacre

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino staff interacted with Las Vegas shooter ...

Planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac; fire prompts evacuation

Two commercial airplanes collided on the ground at Toronto Pearson International Airport Friday night, sparking a sma...

Arson investigation after fire at Alabama home of Roy Moore accuser

Alabama authorities say arson is being investigated in a fire that destroyed the home of Tina Johnson, a woman who ac...

HIV-positive former school aide pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

An HIV-positive former Maryland school aide and track coach pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing students and fi...

Brutal cold sends shivers through Northeast after 'bomb cyclone'

Dangerously cold weather is expected to hammer the Northeast and Midwest this weekend.Temperatures will rise t...

Passenger accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on flight

Investigators arrested a man they say unbuttoned the shirt and pants of a sleeping female passenger and put his hand ...

Immigrant acquitted in killing that sparked firestorm gets time served

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the undocumented immigrant acquitted last month in the death of Kate Steinle, was sentenced ...

Bronx fire death toll up to 13

A 27-year-old man became the 13th victim of last week's apartment fire in the Bronx, in what was New York City's dead...

Vermont moves to legalize pot as feds signal possible crackdown

On the same day the Justice Department signaled a possible federal crackdown on marijuana use, lawmakers in Vermont p...

How the supermoon caused the perfect storm and record flooding

Call it the perfect storm.Beyond the blizzard, the winter storm that battered New England on Thursday hit at j...

5 things for January 5: Trump book, cybersecurity, marijuana, North Korea

Thinking about taking a big trip this year but stuck on where to go? How about, oh, you know, SPACE.-We have ...

Suspect indicted in thwarted San Francisco terror attack

A former US Marine suspected of ...

Snow tapers off but Northeast still dealing with cold, icy streets

Frigid water poured into the streets of some coastal New England cities Thursday, as a bomb cyclone pounded the regio...

States unhappy with rollback of hands-off federal guidelines on pot laws

Several states that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to ...

California 'sanctuary state' law leads ICE to increase presence, director says

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement told a Fox News host the agency would increase its presenc...

Is it colder in parts of the US than Mars? Yes, but ...

Most of the Eastern United States is trying to keep warm after ...

It's cold. No, it's really cold. Here are the bone-chilling stats

Check out some of these eye-popping statistics from the Arctic outbreak that has put the US in a deep freeze and the ...

Coin flips, poker hands and other crazy ways America settles tied elections

The near future of Virginia politics all came down to random chance on Thursday.Officials with Virginia's Stat...

4.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Bay Area awake

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck early Thursday in Berkeley, California, according to a ...

5 things for January 4: Politics, Iran protests, voter fraud panel, colder than Mars

Bomb cyclones are so hot (or rather, cold) right now, but there are ...

US Coast Guard searching for unresponsive aircraft

The US Coast Guard has launched a search over the Gulf of Mexico for a missing light aircraft, which was unresponsive...

Fire on Clinton property was in Secret Service facility

A small fire broke out in a US Secret Service facility on the property of the home of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Cha...

Winter storm threatens East Coast, bringing temps colder than Mars

A massive "bombogenesis" -- an area of rapidly declining low pressure -- will wreak havoc on the Northeast this week,...

Why does the 'most mysterious star in the universe' act this way?

More than 1,000 light-years away, there is a star that has been baffling astronomers since it was first observed in d...

Republicans in South Carolina want to honor black Confederate soldiers. There's just one problem...

At a time when people are battling over whether to take down Confederate War statues and memorials, a pair of state l...

5 things for January 3: Korean hotline, Mitt Romney, Iran, Joshua Boyle, weather

There was no grand-prize winner in last night's Mega Millions drawing. The...

Swatting victim's mother to police: Please let me see my son

Nearly a week after police shot and killed a Kansas man while responding to a prank call, the victim's mother pleaded...

Thomas Monson, Mormon church president, dies at age 90

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday at his home in Salt Lake...

Brutal cold torments US; snow expected in Charleston, Savannah

A winter storm will pounce Wednesday on coastal Georgia and South Carolina, promising incongruous scenes of palm tree...

NJ teen kills parents and sister on New Year's Eve, prosecutor says

A New Jersey teenager is facing murder charges after allegedly using a semiautomatic rifle ...

1,500 more security barriers are going up in busy parts of New York City

New York City plans to install more than 1,500 protective barriers in high-profile locations to guard against vehicle...

Peter Martins retires from NYC Ballet amid sexual harassment allegations

Peter Martins, who helped shape the New York City Ballet for more than three decades, has announced his retirement am...

Who is Logan Paul? Embattled YouTube star wants to be the next big thing

The name Logan Paul rocketed atop Twitter's trending topics Tuesday morning after the YouTube star apologized for pos...

5 things for January 2: The Koreas, Iran protests, cold weather

If you're already planning that first getaway of the new year, check out ...

Mudslide danger replaces fire threat in Southern California

The frightening hiss and crackle of the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California has been replaced by the loud dron...

Slain Colorado deputy served others 'with respect,' sheriff tells mourners

With her two young daughters by her side, Gracie Parrish's voice trembled as she pledged to honor the memory of her h...

Californians line up to legally buy recreational pot

California began selling recreational marijuana Monday in what's seen as a milestone in the mainstreaming of the weed...

Colorado gunman who killed deputy left alarming online trail, officials say

The man who launched a deadly attack on four police officers inside a Colorado apartment was a former Army Reservist ...

Who gets the dog in a divorce and other state laws going into effect in 2018

Goodbye, 2017. Get ready for hundreds of new state laws that go into effect on the first day of 2018. Here's a look a...

4 killed in New Year's Eve shooting at New Jersey home

A 16-year-old boy is in custody after four people, including his parents and sister, were shot to death in a Long Bra...

Chicago police count fewer murders in 2017, but still 650 people were killed

Chicago saw nearly a 16% decline in murders in 2017 from the previous year, according to statistics released by polic...

New Year's Eve brings record cold for much of US

Out with the old, in with the cold.With much of the Midwest and Northeast already besieged by freezing tempera...

Barricaded suspect kills deputy, wounds 6 others in Denver suburb

Five law enforcement officers were shot and one of them died after a barricaded suspect opened fire at an apartment c...

'None of this makes sense:' Prank call victim's mother pleads for answers

Lisa Finch, the mother of a man who was shot and killed by the Wichita Police Department in a prank call stunt gone w...

UN chief issues 'red alert' for the world

As the world began to ring in 2018, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for global unity to overcome growing...

Swatting case poses legal challenges for police, prosecutors

The 911 call was fake, authorities said, but the bullet was very real.Investigators and prosecutors in Kansas ...

Grief consumes loved ones of New York apartment fire victims

Fernando Batiz says he's "just numb" after the deadly fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in a Bronx apartment b...

Record cold, heavy snow grips much of the US, with more on the way

Across the United States, temperature records are falling faster than this week's snowflakes in Erie, Pennsylvania, a...

Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from fire

Private Emmanuel Mensah joined the Army National Guard one year ago so he could help others, according to his father....

Police kill a man at his home while responding to a fake call

A prank call to police led to a man's death at a home in Wichita, Kansas -- and a man in California has been arrested...

Activist Erica Garner, 27, dies after heart attack

Erica Garner -- an activist for social justice and the eldest daughter of the man who died from a police choke hold i...

'A good, fresh start:' Texas dad gets new piano after Hurricane Harvey

He became a symbol of hope after he posted a video of himself playing his family's piano in a room flooded by Hurrica...

Two arrested in 'horrific' quadruple upstate New York murders

Two people have been arrested in the "horrific" murders of two women and two children in Troy, New York.James ...

Fatal NYC fire started by 3-year-old playing with stove, official says

A 3-year-old boy's screams alerted his mother that a fire had erupted in their first-floor apartment in the Bronx on ...

Puerto Rico: Power restored to 55% of customers, governor's office says

Exactly how bad was Puerto Rico's power system damaged by Hurricane Maria? Everybody knows a lot of people were in th...

South Carolina lottery error could lead to $19.6 million in winnings

The winnings in a compromised South Carolina lottery game on Christmas Day could amount to $19.6 million of potential...

A law banning Mexican-American studies in Arizona public schools is dead

An Arizona law banning Mexican-American studies from schools has been quashed.A federal court says the law, wh...

He had a run-in with the police and ended up in the hospital. His parents want to know why

Two parents want to see police body camera and dashcam footage of their son's arrest after a Christmas Eve encounter ...

Buh-bye 2017. Well, hello 2018!

Breathe everyone. 2017 is (almost) OVER. There's so much to look forward to next year. We'll get to that in a second....

Married cops prove together they could beat deadly odds

Police negotiator Sgt. Christine Brite remembers the exact day when her whole world changed.It was September 2...

2017: The year Americans couldn't say Gal Gadot (and a lot of other words)

Say these out loud: Bokeh. Coulrophobia. Dotard. Did you pause? You're not alone.Each year, new words make the...

Decision on charges in Justine Ruszczyk's death won't come in 2017

The decision over whether to charge a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer for shooting an unarmed woman last July ...

$10 million reward deadline approaches in unsolved art heist

The clock is ticking on a $10 million reward for some missing artwork -- including Rembrandts, a Vermeer and sketches...

Drexel professor resigns amid threats over controversial tweets

A Drexel University professor who received death threats after posting several controversial tweets said Thursday he ...

Death threats are forcing professors off campus

Two dozen students marched out of their classroom at Drexel University in Philadelphia last month carrying signs that...

New Year's Eve will be almost 40 degrees colder than usual

Forget the tux and the little black dress for New Year's Eve. This year you may want to bust out your parka and a hat...

Police call for tips in 'horrific' quadruple homicide

Police in Troy, New York, released photos on Thursday of two children and two adult women who were killed in a "horri...

Former Miss America starts petition to pressure organization leaders to resign

The Miss America Organization remains under siege nearly a week after ...

New York City on pace to record lowest murder tally in decades

Despite enduring its deadliest terror attack since 9/11, New York City is on pace to record its lowest murder total i...

Las Vegas adding snipers, extra security for New Year's Eve

Throngs of partygoers ushering in the New Year in Las Vegas will be met by unusually tight security following ...

5 things for December 28: Afghanistan attack, weather, Vladimir Putin

Fancy yourself a fixer-upper type? There's a half-built skyscraper with your name on it. (...

Error in South Carolina lottery game brings highs, then lows

For some unlucky South Carolina residents, what seemed to be a winning Christmas lottery ticket turned out to be a lu...

Arctic air brings bone-chilling temperatures to US

Blasts of Arctic air have brought weather-related deaths, record low temperatures and historic amounts of snowfall to...

Power restored at Disneyland after outage halts rides

Power has been restored at Disneyland after an outage left some tourists stranded on rides, according to park spokesp...

FBI won't lead investigation of Baltimore officer's shooting death

The FBI declined to take over the investigation of a Baltimore homicide detective's fatal shooting the day before he ...

What makes lake-effect snow happen?

Lake-effect snow has been in the news lately, thanks to a 65-inch snowfall that blanketed Erie, Pennsylvania.B...

Plane returns to LAX after flying with wrong passenger for hours

Chrissy Teigen and other Tokyo-bound passengers ended up right where they started after eight hours of flying: Los An...

Boys charged with murder after sandbag from overpass kills man

Authorities in Toledo, Ohio, have charged four boys with murder after a sandbag they allegedly dropped from an inters...

How exactly does a passenger get on the wrong flight?

How exactly does a passenger get on the wrong flight and go unnoticed for hours?That's the question that Chris...

Kwanzaa Fast Facts

Here's a look at Kwanzaa, an African-American ho...

US Capitol Fast Facts

Here's some background information about the US Capitol...

Two children among 4 bodies found in upstate New York basement

New York authorities are investigating the deaths of four people after the bodies were found in a basement apartment ...

Nikki Haley Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the ...

5 things for December 27: Snow, anthrax threats, infrastructure bill

Rich people are doing so well these days that ...

Frigid weather will usher in the New Year in the Midwest and eastern US

The eastern United States and the Midwest are being clobbered with a brutal cold front that will stretch through the ...

Even for a place that gets a ton of snow, this was a record-breaking two days for Erie

There's White Christmas. And then there's Whiteout Christmas.Erie, Pennsylvania, experienced the latter on Mon...

North Carolina family comes to the rescue on Christmas Eve. Twice.

Now this is a real power couple.First, Crystal Travis helped a family escape a house fire on Christmas Eve in ...

The wildfires in California just keep shattering records this year

This year's rash of catastrophic wildfires didn't just destroy neighborhood and livelihoods -- they also annihilated ...

Mother, 2 children killed in Christmas Day shooting

A mother and her two children -- one just 10 months old -- were killed on Christmas in a domestic violence shooting a...

A non-black person's guide to Kwanzaa

You don't have to be black to understand how ...

Eric Garner's activist daughter in coma after heart attack

The eldest daughter of Eric Garner, who died after a New York City police officer put him in a chokehold, is in a com...

White House Security Breaches Fast Facts

Here's a selected list of White House intrusions and security breaches.Facts: The White House grounds include ...

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