A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.
The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.
San Francisco officials have launched a program to document the number of birds that die by crashing into windows in an effort to reduce such collisions.
It's move-in day at the University of Northern Colorado, and this year some students are being allowed to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in dorms.
A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years:
Gov. Jay Nixon says his decision to draw down the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson follows progress in stemming upheaval in the St. Louis suburb since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a damage award to the family of a teenage informant killed while working for police, but lowered the amount the state must pay.
The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings.
In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not guilty, and he continues to visit early-primary states and talk with voters as he mulls a 2016 presidential run.
A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.
Police say a Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside.
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.
Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.
A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband.
An Indiana man pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student in January.
A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos.