A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
A central Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of his baby daughter, who authorities say was left in the man's truck for at least four hours.
More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading.
Thousands of people are set to march on Staten Island on Saturday to protest the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
Three black people are among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case.
The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.
Criticized whenever he goes on vacation, President Barack Obama is on par with most Americans, who average four leisure trips a year, travel industry data shows.
A prosecutor says an Alabama man accused of stabbing his cousin to death over borrowed movies is citing the state's "stand your ground" law in asking that the case be dismissed.
A Queens woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.
U.S. authorities are intensifying their efforts to identify and neutralize Islamic State sympathizers they believe could pose a terror threat on American soil.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.
What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?
The bucket stops with President Barack Obama.
The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters who were injured when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."
Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.
A co-defendant of New York City's so-called "cannibal cop" wants to be freed from jail too.
St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for McCulloch's ouster.
A judge in northeast Ohio has sentenced a 25-year-old mother to more than a year in prison for a violent outburst at her son's elementary school in February.
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.
A court official says the man accused of the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student has pleaded guilty to a murder charge.
Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.
A western Pennsylvania woman faces up to nine years in prison for downloading child pornography in an attempt to frame her estranged husband.
A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth has been sentenced to five years in prison.
4-year-old uses chainsaw to free father pinned under tree. Jamie Innis reports.
Speculation over Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations grows as she launches a new book tour. Chris Clackum reports.
Police say FedEx driver faked hijacking in plot to steal expensive shoes. Andy Cerota reports.
Troutdale, Oregon Police Chief Scott Anderson and school superintendent Linda Florence give details of this morning's shooting inside Reynolds High School. (KGW)
Police search for three men who brutally beat Detroit man after car crash. Hank Winchester reports. (WDIV)
Iowa police department encourages Craigslist users to carry out transactions at their station. Jannay Towne reports.