The Senate passed a sweeping tax overhaul package early Wednesday with a vote of 51-48.
Prosecutors are set to argue that criminal charges should be reinstated against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are seeking a 15-year prison sentence for a Rhode Island man who admitted to participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group.
The rogue Venezuelan cop who staged an attack earlier this year on two government buildings in Caracas with a stolen helicopter has surfaced again.
Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston, has died at age 86, according to an official with the Roman Catholic Church.
The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to reciprocate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them as terrorists.
The monster of a wildfire burning in Southern California is now the second-largest blaze in the history of the state — since accurate records were kept starting in 1932.
Police in Oregon “arrested” Abominable T. Snowman Monday as part of an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the holiday season.
An Oklahoma superintendent resigned Tuesday amid an investigation of accusations that several school administrators failed to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates.
The Latest on a shooting and a search for a suspect in Mississippi (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Officials are expanding a search for a Mississippi man they believe shot and killed another man, wounded a woman and set two houses on fire.
Mexican authorities say at least 12 people died when a bus carrying foreign tourists to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway.
Mindy Kaling is a mom.
Police say human remains consistent with those of a young child have been found in the yard of a Cleveland home after two days of searching for a possible missing child.
The mother of a Wisconsin girl who survived a stabbing by her classmates aiming to please the fictional horror character Slender Man says her daughter slept with scissors under her pillow after the attack.
An Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole after 15 years in the fatal shooting of a coal executive at a West Virginia cemetery.
A supporter of the Islamic State who was convicted of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years behind bars.
The commander leading the campaign against the Islamic State in the Middle East says challenges remain despite pushing the militant organization from some territories throughout the region.
The United States and Canada say nations from around the world will convene on Jan. 16 to show solidarity against North Korea’s nuclear program.
The U.S. homeland security secretary and other top federal officials have visited Puerto Rico and are promising to speed up recovery efforts and increase federal assistance for an island struggling three months after Hurricane Maria.
Officials say a wildfire that has burned more than half of South Dakota’s Custer State Park is completely contained.
Jodie Sweetin‘s “Fuller” pockets mean she’ll have to cough up child support.
The recount was one of four scheduled for House races that ended with extremely tight margins. The 94th District had by far the slimmest vote difference and the biggest chance of flipping.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to punish Iran for what the Trump administration calls its “dangerous violations” of U.N. resolutions and “destabilizing behavior,” but Russia says what is needed is dialogue not threats or sanctions.
A lawyer is raising fresh questions about a 2010 incident that a slain Baltimore detective was involved in.