Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them.
From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment -- and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath -- after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.
TAMPA (Reuters) - A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said. Don Spirit, identified by authorities as the suspect, called 911 and killed himself after a sheriff's deputy arrived at the scene, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said. Everyone in the house was killed, Schultz said. The eldest of the children was 10, he said. "We're all family here. What can you say?" Schultz said. The incident occurred near Bell, a town of about 500 located roughly 35 miles (56 km) west of Gainesville. ...
The first declarations are coming in for the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
Passengers are being allowed back into the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which had been on lockdown as police searched for a suspect in a Tempe shooting.
WASHINGTON -- Making good on her threat Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill to deny tax-exempt status to sports leagues that allow its franchise teams to use the term "redskins."
Lifted by rising tax revenues, projections for the state's general-fund revenue has nudged up, but it still won't cover many of the costs lawmakers need to fund in the upcoming session, according to the state Office of Financial Management (OFM).
A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.
Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does -- including his own charity.
A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police say.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The hunt for a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania State Police trooper is intensifying as authorities confirm they are searching for the suspect in an area around his parents' home.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his vehicle from police scanners.
A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered and were disarmed, the mother told The Associated Press.
UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.
German business software maker SAP said it will buy travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $129 per share, or about $7.36 billion.
More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.
A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.
A man picked 15 straight NFL winners on a $5 bet in the Delaware Sports Lottery last weekend, but came up short for a windfall.
A 47-year-old man accused of shooting a Duvall police officer in the leg was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree assault.