U.S. officials assessing the Islamic State have begun considering the implications posed by a breakaway extremist state in the Middle East.
The state, adhering to a court order, is proposing to stop keeping most mentally ill prisoners in their windowless cells for 23 hours a day.
The sudden closing of Atlantic City's two-year-old Revel casino hotel, plus two other casinos shutting their doors in the next few weeks, marks the end of the New Jersey city's decades-long reliance on gambling to stay afloat.
Small number of competitive House races and low voter interest during primaries suggests Republicans may not repeat big advance seen in 2010.
Amid conflict and tumult around the world, U.S. higher-education institutions are facing difficult choices about where—and whether—to send their students abroad this fall and some schools have canceled multiple programs.
Prosecutors in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife told jurors in closing arguments Friday that what matters most is that businessman Jonnie Williams Sr. wanted state support for his business and the McDonnells were willing to provide it.
The U.S. imposed a range of sanctions designed to exert new pressure against Iran and deter international business leaders from circumventing Washington's existing punitive measures as talks continue over the country's nuclear program
So many runners and hikers are attempting the "rim to rim" challenge, that the National Park Service announced this week that it will now require permits for groups making the trip starting Sept. 15.
Companies that sell electricity are desperately trying to find new ways to sell more kilowatts. Enticing Americans to adopt electric cars would give utilities' profits a jolt.
Maryland officials are on a campaign to elevate the profile of the War of 1812, a historically unpopular conflict that ended in a draw with Britain and has long been overshadowed by the Revolutionary and Civil wars.
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The U.S. said it doesn't know of any "specific, credible" threats to America related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but top U.S. officials have been in close contact with the U.K. government, which raised its threat level Friday.
A former U.S. sailor convicted of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday.
The California legislature has passed a bill requiring colleges and universities receiving state funds to adopt policies on sexual assault, including a mandate requiring "affirmative consent."
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is planning a Sept. 8 speech about a controversial corporate strategy known as tax inversions, suggesting that the White House could be progressing in its effort to upend the practices.
Household spending fell in July, a sign that cautious consumers could hold back economic growth in the second half of the year.
President Barack Obama signaled the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against Islamic State extremists in Iraq or Syria.