Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia.

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.

The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes.

Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.

Federal forest officials say they were trying for a balanced approach in new plan to allow loggers to remove dead wood from a massive California wildfire, but environmentalists are calling it a travesty for trees.

Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off damage from the ocean onslaught.

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.

A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.

A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is set to return to the races this weekend at Saratoga, 3 ½ months after having emergency surgery.

A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them on their own recognizance.

A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child, and investigators are asking for the public's help to find other possible victims.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert.

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.

Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.

A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."

Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game.

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

Forget going to the food truck for lunch. Now you can get free legal advice on collecting child support from a nonprofit on wheels.

An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits.

Police in Virginia say the ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.

In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.

Big splash, cold cash.

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