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A plan to place a water slide running the length of a downtown street has encountered resistance in Los Angeles as California remains mired in a drought.
Many of the Central American women and children who have journeyed to the U.S. in the past year have settled in New Orleans, where they await deportation hearings.
The U.S. is seeking commitments from allies to join in military action in Syria before it launches airstrikes against Islamic State targets.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed a new conduct committee and seemed open to relinquishing some disciplinary power in response to a domestic-violence scandal that has swirled around his league for two weeks.
Despite advances in care, experts say, the military fails to save some troops from "potentially survivable" wounds.
Can you rewire a batter's brain? As hitting keeps becoming harder in Major League Baseball, teams are turning to neuroscience for help.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spent months devising a strategy for managing short-term interest rates. Two days after the plan's release, some market participants warn the new approach may have flaws.
Republicans are again seeing national security as a winning issue for their campaigns, sharpening their tone against Democrats in several House races.
Strong fundraising by Democrats and their allies—including a super PAC run by people close to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid—is helping the party compete where other factors favor GOP candidates
The Army's highest-ranking officer said the rapid spread of threats around the world and growing demands on the U.S. military should prompt a review of deep cuts scheduled in the size of America's ground forces.
A lawsuit against Major League Baseball and its 30 teams says minor-league players make less than required by state and federal laws governing minimum wage and overtime.
An alleged operative of an al Qaeda affiliate pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Manhattan to conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, but a federal judge said he wanted more information before he would accept the plea deal.
Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland was convicted Thursday of all charges in a scheme to circumvent federal campaign-finance rules.
The U.S. is tracking multiple terror plots based out of Syria that target the West—threats that current and former intelligence officials say have been traced to al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and not to Islamic State.
The Obama administration said Thursday that 7.3 million people who have picked health plans through the new insurance exchanges paid premiums, suggesting around 700,000 people later dropped out.
A raging wildfire in Northern California was purposely sparked, setting off a blaze now threatening 12,000 homes and costing around $5 million a day to fight, fire officials alleged
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor can withdraw from the ballot, leaving incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and Independent Greg Orman as the main candidates.
The exurbs are starting to make a comeback, signaling that the housing market's recovery is slowly spreading beyond major cities and their suburbs.
President Obama stuck to his refusal to provide weapons or other lethal military gear to Ukraine, despite a passionate appeal in Congress for help fighting pro-Russia rebels by Ukraine's president.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), a likely 2016 presidential contender, is adjusting his foreign-policy profile that is bringing him more in line with his party's mainstream.