As the militia standoff in eastern Oregon entered its second week, Ammon Bundy and his followers have faced a loss of supporters and rising opposition from Burns, a nearby town to the wildlife refuge the militia continues to occupy.
A county clerk’s office in rural Kentucky issued a marriage license to a gay couple on Friday morning after defying a federal judge’s orders for months.
A Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds was held in contempt of court and jailed.
President Obama visited two remote native villages in the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, hoping to show how climate change is affecting Americans.
New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying homage to the city’s resilience.
Florida lawmakers adjourned their special session without drawing new congressional districts, which likely will leave the task to the courts.
More than 200 flights were canceled at airports along the U.S. East Coast on Saturday due to a problem with a flight-tracking system in the Washington, D.C. area.
Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
President Obama is playing the roles of both climate change warrior and driller-in-chief.
The depths of Ferguson’s policing problems were laid bare in a scathing Justice Department report that accused the Ferguson police of illegal and discriminatory enforcement actions.
Confederate Memorial Day has been struck from Georgia’s official 2016 state holiday calendar. So has Robert E. Lee’s birthday.
More than 45 women have accused comedian Bill Cosby, 77, of sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1960s.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday for Northern California counties hit by wildfires.
Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.
Four Confederate flags were placed overnight at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the MLK Visitor Center in Atlanta.
A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.
Why was someone who had been “involuntarily committed” and reportedly had a history of domestic violence able to get a handgun?
Controversy over Hillary Clinton’s decision to use private email while she was serving as secretary of state have dogged her presidential campaign since before it officially started.
The Louisiana shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.
Environmental groups have said drilling for oil in the Arctic conflicts with the Obama administration’s efforts to fight climate change.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to run as a political independent if he does not get “fair” treatment from the Republican Party.
The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than 41.5 years.
Yes, Bernie Sanders identifies as a socialist, but that and other “controversies” are really non-issues.
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced that the Confederate flag will be removed from the State House grounds on July 10.
Although employers added 223,000 jobs in June, workers’ average wages flattened, and the unemployment rate fell due to a shrinking labor force.