U.S. officials prepared Wednesday to fly the body of a two-star general slain in an Afghan "insider attack" back home, as a similar attack saw an Afghan police officer drug and shoot dead seven of his colleagues, authorities said.
Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.
The driver of a double-decker tour bus has been arrested in connection with a crash with another bus that injured 14 people in Times Square.
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states -- Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee -- in the biggest such session on the issue so far.
A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009.
An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans.
A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner executed since a lethal injection in Arizona last month in which an inmate took nearly two hours to die.
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington.
For the first time in state history, voters in a Washington congressional contest will choose from two Republicans on the November ballot — leaving Democrats on the sidelines.
A 50-year-old woman was injured in a two-boat collision on Lake Washington today, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.
In Tuesday night’s vote count, Sen. Pam Roach was barely ahead of Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, 40 to 39 percent.
Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms -- stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.
Authorities are investigating why a paddle-wheel boat ran aground in Lake Tahoe, prompting rescuers to evacuate about 300 people aboard.
A biologist hikes around Mount Rainier to log butterfly populations at risk because of climate change.
The San Antonio Spurs hired WNBA standout guard Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff.
Independent watchdogs of dozens of federal agencies decried on Tuesday what they said were Obama administration efforts to delay or stall their investigations.
Even as the war appears to draw toward an end, the battle over casualty statistics rages on and the number of dead in Gaza seems to depend on who’s doing the counting.
Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone.
Hernandez allows one run and strikes out eight as Mariners doubled up Atlanta 4-2.