But marijuana use is the exception to the trend.
A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.
A federal judge says he will approve $1 million in settlements from a North Carolina town to two half brothers wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years in the killing of an 11-year-old girl.
Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV host.
There are environmental costs to both versions.
A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number.
The Latest on three former South American soccer officials on trial in the FIFA corruption case (all times local):
A grand jury has declined to indict a sheriff's deputy in the fatal shooting of a man who had been riding an all-terrain vehicle with his girlfriend in rural Louisiana.
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow…
LOS ANGELES – The fire that rampaged through the Brokaw Ranch in Ventura County last week was fast, furious and unstoppable, driven by winds…
A Michigan man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison was released Thursday while prosecutors appeal a decision that grants him a new trial.
Five inmates have been charged in unrelated attacks the same afternoon that injured guards at two Arkansas prisons and number among a string of violent disturbances in the state's correctional facilities this year.
Eighty homeless people died on the streets of Portland and in the surrounding area last year, adding to a tally of more than 350 people who have perished while homeless in the past six years, local authorities said Thursday.
An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency's preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year.
Two of the Senate's most senior women sent notice on Thursday that they expect changes to Capitol Hill's practices for dealing with official complaints by congressional staff.
Jurors on Thursday convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died.
The Latest on a child support battle between a divorced lesbian couple in Hawaii (all times local):
Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week.
Houston police believe the same group of masked men is responsible in the thefts of ATMs from the lobbies of five hotels over the past six days, including four in the last four nights.