Taylor Swift’s new album “1989” reaped history-making first-week sales of 1.287 million, according to a bulletin released by Nielsen SoundScan on Tuesday evening.
The California city of Berkeley overwhelmingly approved the first U.S. ballot measure to tax sugary soft drinks, but while supporters hope it will unleash similar efforts nationwide, organizers of the measure said their grassroots effort would not be easy to duplicate.
Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday in key victories that could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.
Two New York City police officers have been arrested on assault charges in the videotaped beating of a teenage marijuana suspect.
A Connecticut man accused of snatching his DWI test results and attempting to eat them was charged with obstruction and criminal tampering, police said.
A wealthy New York socialite accused of killing her 8-year-old autistic son was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter on Wednesday, said prosecutors, who had sought a second-degree murder conviction.
A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has been indicted and arrested on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old boy, police announced Wednesday.
One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well.
A mother accused of throwing her son to his death from an Oregon bridge posted cheery videos on YouTube nearly a year ago of her 6-year-old boy holding a stuffed toy lion while tossing coins in a fountain to make a wish.
Republicans claimed a commanding majority in the House on Tuesday, pushing their dominance to near-historic levels as they dispatched the last white Democrats in the South and made inroads in Democratic strongholds nationwide.