In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.
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Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters, aided by cooler weather, held back the progress of a wildfire burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains.
Bullhead City, Arizona, police are asking the public to help solve the mystery of a pool of human blood discovered in the middle of a street Wednesday morning.
Prosecutors have rested their case against Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants who occupied a national wildlife refuge in southeast Oregon.
Dozens of demonstrators protested Wednesday outside a suburban San Diego police station after a black man who reportedly was acting erratically at a strip mall was shot and killed by an officer.
From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana.
Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, top House aides said Wednesday, clearing the way for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.
On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet well within the next century, “Battlestar Galactica” style.
Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname — “Miss Piggy” — that caused her shame and humiliation.
While world leaders praised former Israeli President Shimon Peres as a man of peace, the Palestinian militant group Hamas expressed happiness at Peres’s death.
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