In political terms, Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy. And yet, because of the divergent ways Barack Obama and Donald Trump have handled the matter, Moscow appears unlikely to face proportionate consequences.
This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.
The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles.
A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.
Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.
The scars of the violence that erupted in a Milwaukee neighborhood after a police officer killed a 23-year-old black man remain visible nearly a year later, reminders of how little things have changed.
A reputed Colombo crime family underboss and the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100.
A member of a politically connected Philadelphia family has been convicted of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit.
A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.
Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media.
Rain bands spinning off of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday, triggering scattered flash flood warnings in several states including West Virginia, whose residents are still recovering from deadly floods one year ago.
Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they'll wrestle the tree up a ramp to street level Friday.
A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal's frozen body.
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks ticked higher as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier…
An Oklahoma doctor was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs…
Washington's mayor says the District of Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in the country to offer a gender-neutral identifier on driver's licenses.
A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.
In a story June 20, The Associated Press reported that airplanes take off and stay aloft because of lift, the force from the movement of air underneath the plane's wings that push it upward. The story quoted a scientist who explained that heat makes air expand and become less dense, reducing the amount of force the air can exert on the wings. The story should have made clear that lift is created by movement of air both above and underneath the plane's wing. The movement of air above the wing creates an area of low pressure. The movement of air below creates an area of high pressure. That difference pulls the plane up.
A Massachusetts police department has recovered a shotgun taken from a stolen police vehicle.