Vigils and church services were held in Connecticut to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and remember victims of other gun violence.
California could become the first state to require a portion of new truck sales be zero emission vehicles.
Opponents of the Trump administration's plan to break up the Washington, D.
Climate change and decades of lax land management practices have put the U.S. West on a collision course with out-of-control wildfires.
Federal authorities say they have recovered a white van that may be connected to the shootings in Jersey City, New Jersey, that killed four people and are being investigated as domestic terrorism.
Voters in Houston are heading to the polls for runoffs in municipal elections, including for mayor.
A judge has sentenced a 32-year-old Minnesota man to 15 years and nine months in prison for using a bow and arrows to attack sheriff's deputies, injuring one.
Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of an Alaska man convicted for his part in the torture killing of a 19-year-old man nearly two decades ago.
Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate again, and Democrats who have unusually high hopes for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled landscape.
Health officials say the death toll from the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses has surpassed 50.
A federal appeals court says Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional.
The priest who presided over the funeral of Peter Frates says the best way to honor the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge is to imitate him.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second drug to treat muscular dystrophy, the debilitating disease that causes loss of movement and early death.
Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died.
Officials say no data was held for ransom and a recovery operation is getting underway in New Orleans after a cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers.
A Florida city is confirming that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week.
The police chief in Vermont's largest city has admitted that he used an anonymous Twitter account to troll a government critic.
A US official says investigators believe the Florida naval base gunman visited New York City, including Rockefeller Center, days before the shooting.
A whistleblower report provided to BuzzFeed News alleges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has “systematically provided inadequate medical and mental health care” to detained migrants.
Officials in New Jersey say the attackers in the Jersey City shooting are believed to have acted alone.
The family of a marijuana suspect who wound up dead under the treads of a bulldozer commandeered by Pennsylvania State Police has filed an amended lawsuit that raises new questions about the agency's tactics.
The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery is new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges.
A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter's rear on live TV has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery.
New Orleans officials say investigators have discovered ransomware as they investigate a suspected cyberattack that led to a shutdown of city computers.
A Wisconsin judge has ordered that the registrations of up to 234,000 voters be tossed because they may have moved.
A man has told police that he may be a Detroit boy reported missing by his mother at a suburban shopping mall a quarter of a century ago.
Two Kentucky lawmakers are expressing outrage at a spree of pardons issued by former Gov. Matt Bevin.
A federal judge in Utah has ruled that people born in the territory of American Samoa should be recognized as U.S. citizens.
A gay St. Louis County police sergeant who was awarded nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit has been promoted to lieutenant and picked as the leader of a newly created diversity and inclusion unit.