A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.
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Investigators say they don’t expect to find the specific sources of fatal strains of E. coli that killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life.
Authorities say a South Carolina man killed his five children at home, “by violent means,” about a week before his ex-wife reported them missing.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday many Republican lawmakers doubt that President Barack Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State militant group is strong enough to accomplish that mission.
The nation’s gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday.
Oscar Pistorius was cleared on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend but the Olympic and Paralympic track star faces a troubled night after the South African judge adjourned before ruling on a charge of culpable homicide..
More than 100 demonstrators tried to block a U.S. highway and some were arrested in clashes with authorities on Wednesday in a protest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, police said.
President Barack Obama is committing the U.S. to a broad military campaign to root out militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes in both Syria and Iraq that could last well after his presidency.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom’s “family of nations,” flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence.
A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has died — the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff’s officials said.
A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State militants who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq.
A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her unfit to stand trial, her attorney contends.
Researchers have produced digital maps of what’s beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.
A South Carolina man described as a smart, loving father confessed to killing his five children and then dumping their bodies in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday.
The founder of a Maine sanctuary for old and injured elephants was trampled to death by one of the elephants under his care, the company, Hope Elephants, and local media said on Tuesday.
A district attorney says the bodies of five children missing from South Carolina have been found in rural Alabama. He says the father is being held in Mississippi.
New York is about to get a new taxi app service – with cabs driven by women for women, according to a report in the New York Times.
The partial remains of missing Tennessee student Holly Bobo, a cousin of country music singer Whitney Duncan, have been found in Tennessee more than three years after she disappeared, officials said.
An Iowa man angry about his property taxes was fatally shot during a public meeting Tuesday after he pulled a gun from a briefcase and pointed it at the county assessor, the local sheriff said.
An Oregon woman was arrested for breaking into a home and attacking a woman resident, while claiming she was playing a “zombie game,” police said on Monday.
Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday.
A Pennsylvania man allegedly beat a woman for days with his fists and a belt before pouring lighter fluid on her and setting her on fire, police said on Monday.
Phoenix recorded record rainfall for a single day on Monday, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers scrambling to get drivers out of inundated cars.