An Army soldier who shot herself on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia was later pronounced dead, military officials said.
Federal accident investigators looking into the crash of a United Parcel Service cargo plane a year ago took the unusual step of expelling both company and pilots union reps from the probe.
A growing number of Texas public-school districts have adopted rules allowing employees to carry guns on campus in an effort to deter—or quickly respond to—shootings. Most schools, however, have chosen not to arm their staff.
New-home sales fell again in July, a sign that a major source of jobs continues to waver entering the second half of 2014.
Cleanup and repairs continued in California's Napa Valley, where a magnitude-6.0 earthquake left behind a wide range of damage.
When fans arrive at the U.S. Open, they will see the beginnings of a transformation from an aging, often cramped place to watch tennis to a facility that has more open space and a smarter layout.
At 33, Roger Federer is fit, having fun and a threat to win another U.S. Open title.
The oil industry is gearing up for a postelection lobbying push to loosen the four-decade U.S. ban on exports of crude oil, saying that relaxing the prohibition would create jobs and stimulate the economy.
Analysis: President Obama faces pressure at home and in the Middle East to quickly step up strikes at Islamic State militants, but also reluctance from some within his own party and European allies to do so.
The Outlook: The political brawl over the fate of the Export-Import Bank is clouded by immense uncertainty over what the business world would look like without some form of government-backed trade finance.
Janet Yellen delivered a cliffhanger in the mountains of Wyoming. The Fed chairwoman left the public guessing about when the central bank will start raising short-term interest rates.
An American journalist who had been held by al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria was freed on Sunday. Peter Theo Curtis had been held hostage for nearly two years by the Nusra Front.
California's wine country scrambled to pick up the pieces after the largest earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area area in 25 years.