UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has begun talks at the United Nations to sanction South Sudan if its government doesn't sign a peace deal with rebels within 15 days and all sides in the conflict don't promptly implement a cease-fire, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Tuesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey's two U.S. senators and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx vowed Tuesday to work together to obtain federal money for a $14 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River — though New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's absence highlighted the challenge of bringing together the many parties involved in the complicated project.
When Pope Francis comes to our region next month, he will rest his head at the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, and some of the people most excited about the pontiff's stay are the new students who just moved into the seminary dorms.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, in his first court appearance on federal racketeering charges, proclaimed his innocence Tuesday and accused the Department of Justice of making his family and friends collateral damage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A soldier convicted two years ago of one of the worst American atrocities of the war in Afghanistan had exhibited warning signs of unwarranted violent behavior, but none that indicated he was capable of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, and burning some of their bodies, according to a military investigation report released Tuesday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge ruled Tuesday that two police officers must stand trial on murder charges in the on-duty shooting of a homeless man whose killing was caught on video and sparked national outrage while fueling reforms at the Albuquerque Police Department.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged in a 35-year-old murder case in southern Pennsylvania, accused of killing a mother and her teenage daughter during an early morning burglary at their home, authorities said Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is getting endorsements from two former Democratic governors in the early-voting state of South Carolina, including one who helped lead President Barack Obama's first campaign.
By David Ryder and Laura Zuckerman CHELAN, Wash./SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Dozens of wildfires burning across the drought-parched U.S. Northwest on Tuesday have destroyed scores of structures, sparked evacuation orders for thousands of people, and killed at least 27 wild horses. More than 100 homes have been destroyed since Friday in Washington state, Idaho and Oregon, authorities said. About 200 U.S. soldiers have been called in to reinforce civilian firefighters battling almost 90 blazes that have blackened more than 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) across the country's arid West.