Witnesses in a northeast Nigeria village where at least 187 people were killed in fighting between the military and Islamic extremists say soldiers set fire to homes.
Ever since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore last October, officials have planned for a new system of protective sand dunes along the entirety of the 127-mile coast.
A grand jury on Tuesday began investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl a judge determined was raped by two high school football players after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.
Best Buy is looking to exit Europe, selling its stake in its joint venture there to partner Carphone Warehouse Group PLC in a cash-and-stock deal valued at 500 million pounds (about $775 million).
Lodging operator Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income surged 66 percent, bolstered by a large tax benefit.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed his pledge to close the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but the impediments that have thwarted him thus far remain.
A referee for a recreational soccer league was in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital after being punched in the face by a teenage player who didn't like a call the man made in a weekend game.
The coming-out part is over.
French troops in Mali have arrested a French citizen who converted to Islam, took on the jihadist cause and threatened his native country in a video last fall, the military spokesman said Tuesday.
Wheat prices rose Tuesday after crop conditions deteriorated as unseasonably cold weather in April began to take its toll.
Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press.
THE RESULTS: Drugmaker Pfizer's results for the first quarter missed analysts' expectations, as generic competition cut sales by 9 percent to $13.5 billion. Net income jumped 53 percent, but only because of a one-time gain in the quarter and big charges a year earlier.
A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to name a former cable and wireless industry lobbyist to head the Federal Communications Commission.
A Seattle man who lost his parents and whose wife and infant son were critically injured by a drunk driver is speaking out against driving under the influence.
HOME PRICES JUMP: U.S. home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, the most in nearly seven years, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index.
An Oregon cleaning worker was killed when he fell into a running blender at a meat-processing plant, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime militarily, warning that Syria's "real friends," including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready to intervene on the government's side.
The genocide trial against former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt resumed Tuesday after being suspended for 12 days amid appeals. It then went into a two-day recess to allow a new lawyer time to learn the case.
A KIRO 7 news report about the Seattle Public School using town car services to transport homeless students to school conjured up ugly stereotypes of low-income kids chilling in the back of a limousine while a driver in a chauffeur’s cap ferried the
U.S. Representative Dave Reichert has introduced a bill that would designate a stretch of scenic landscape from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.