Hundreds of thousands of dollars have poured into online fundraising sites on behalf of the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him.
Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.
The New York City Council will hold hearings on the NYPD's review of its training programs after the chokehold death of an unarmed Staten Island man.
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor in Arizona, by a 9-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun, has generated angry social-media comments, with people asking why a child was allowed to use an automatic weapon.
The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head.
A Massachusetts man who was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has married a nurse who helped him recover.
Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.
The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter.
The mother of an American journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants is pleading for his release in a video aimed directly at his captors.
A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb.
An appeals court has overturned hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish found guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio.
Two Chicago men are suing a taxi company after they say a driver kicked them out of a cab for a short kiss.
A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia.
The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.
A U.S. official says an American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State.
Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
Authorities say two boaters were less than a half-mile from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.
A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured by falling bricks during the earthquake that struck California wine country says he initially feared he'd been paralyzed and feels lucky to be alive.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.
The Detroit Lions have announced a name and sponsor for its college bowl game.
A Pennsylvania couple have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through Craigslist.
Police and school officials say a kindergarten student brought a loaded gun to a Pittsburgh-area school.
Authorities say a shooting instructor accidentally shot in the head by a 9-year-old girl has died.
Organizers of Burning Man counterculture gathering say attendees can now head to a dry lake bed after spending the night in Reno parking lots.
Police in Raymond, New Hampshire, say a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died.
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.