ROUND ROCK, Texas - The suspected serial bomber who terrorized Austin with a slew of exploding packages died early Wednesday after detonating another explosive device in his vehicle as police closed in on him, authorities said.
It's nearly impossible to go online these days and not come across videos of cats swinging from ceiling fans or being scared by cucumbers. Cats litter Facebook and Snapchat and appear on social media accounts boasting hundreds of thousands of followers. The most successful Internet cat entrepreneurs can make tens of thousands of dollars each year from advertising and merchandising.
Authorities said there has been a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Maryland, but it was not immediately clear whether anyone had been injured.
A new pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday afternoon, injuring multiple people, according to police.
Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who overcame a devastating neurological disease to probe the greatest mysteries of the cosmos and become a globally celebrated symbol of the power of the human mind, has died, a family spokesman told the Associated Press. He was 76.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday.
A Broward County, Florida, grand jury on Wednesday indicted Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with the school shooting rampage last month, on 34 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder.
TOKYO - North Korea has vowed not to test missiles or nuclear weapons during proposed talks with the United States and South Korea, officials from South Korea said Tuesday after returning from surprisingly productive meetings in Pyongyang.
WASHINGTON - Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Donald Trump's longest-serving and closest political advisers, said Wednesday that she is leaving the administration sometime in the next few weeks.
Dick's Sporting Goods will no longer sell assault-style rifles, high-capacity magazines or guns to people under the age of 21, according to chief executive Edward W. Stack.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Brad Parscale, who served as his digital strategist in 2016, as his campaign manager to helm the 2020 reelection effort.
West Marion’s community garden has received a $10,000 grant to further distribute fresh, healthy food to local citizens.
An Arkansas fugitive with numerous outstanding warrants may spend up to nine years in prison on local charges after his conviction in McDowell County District Court.
The body of the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, congressional leaders announced Thursday, with the evangelist becoming the first religious leader to be honored by the nation in that way.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to voice support for raising the age at which someone could buy an assault rifle to 21, and he doubled down on his idea of arming some teachers as a deterrent for school shootings.
On Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11), who officially filed for re-election on Monday, visited McDowell Technical Community College for a tour of the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center and to attend a meeting by the Workforce Pipeline Committee in one of four public events t…
Seventeen students and teachers were killed on Wednesday in the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school. Here are the stories of those who died.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday issued a veto threat against a bipartisan immigration plan in the Senate that was emerging as the best hope for a legislative deal, likely dooming congressional attempts to protect younger undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers" from possible deportation.
This season's flu vaccine offers limited protection against the viruses sweeping the country, with its overall effectiveness of 36 percent falling to 25 percent against the most virulent and predominant strain, according to a government report released Thursday.
Authorities said they were responding to a reported shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, and officials said a shooter appeared to be at large.
A law enforcement officer was injured and one person was taken into custody in a shooting incident Wednesday morning at one of the secure entry gates at the National Security Agency in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
WASHINGTON - The White House released a tax and spending plan Monday that would not eliminate the federal budget deficit after 10 years, its first public acknowledgment that large spending increases and the $1.5 trillion tax cut are putting severe pressure on the government's debt.
WASHINGTON - Congress moved to end a five-hour government shutdown early Friday morning after the House narrowly voted to support a massive bipartisan two-year budget deal that stands to add hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending on the military, domestic programs and disaster relief.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched what is now the world's most powerful rocket Tuesday, a towering behemoth known as the Falcon Heavy that tore through the sky with the thundering force of 18 747 jetliners.
WASHINGTON - With the clock ticking Tuesday toward a shutdown deadline, Congress has yet to chart a clear path toward keeping the federal government open past Thursday.
An Amtrak train en route from New York to Miami collided with a CSX freight train and derailed near Columbia, South Carolina, leaving at least two dead and 70 injured, police and Amtrak officials said.
WASHINGTON - A GOP memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI has been released, intensifying a fight between the White House and Republican lawmakers, on one side, and the nation's top law enforcement agency over whether the origins of a probe into Russian interference in 2016 were tainted by political bias.
U.S. hiring picked up in January and wages rose at the fastest annual pace since the recession ended, as the economy's steady move toward full employment extended into 2018.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Just over an hour into the train ride from Washington to West Virginia, Republican lawmakers traveling to their annual retreat were settling in for the long excursion, chatting with colleagues or family or simply stretching their legs.
An Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to an annual party conference in West Virginia collided Wednesday with a truck near Crozet, Virginia. The extent of injuries was not immediately clear.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union Address to lay out details of an immigration reform deal he had offered several days earlier, which offered citizenship for "dreamers" - undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - in return for increased spending on border security and large cuts in legal immigration levels.
WASHINGTON - FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe - a frequent target of President Donald Trump's ire dating back to the 2016 presidential election - is stepping down from that job as he nears the date in March when he can retire with full pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's immigration proposal to Congress will include a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants, White House officials said Thursday, more than twice the number of "dreamers" who were enrolled in a deferred action program Trump terminated last fall.
One person was killed and several others wounded during a shooting at a Kentucky high school, the state's governor wrote on social media Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats bowed to pressure to reopen the government Monday, joining Republicans in backing an immigration and spending compromise that was quickly denounced by liberals and immigration activists.
WASHINGTON - The government shut down early Saturday morning on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration after Congress failed to meet a midnight deadline to renew funding.
Amazon.com has released a list of 20 regions in the United States and Canada that the online retail giant is considering as possible sites for its second headquarters.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge's decision to block Trump administration plans to phase out protections for so-called undocumented "dreamers" brought sharp backlash Wednesday from the White House, calling the injunction "outrageous."
WASHNGTON - President Donald Trump declared Tuesday he wants Congress to pass a "bill of love" to protect younger undocumented immigrants from deportation, but he reiterated his demands for a border wall and cuts to legal immigration that Democrats have opposed.
WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate for possible criminal charges the author of the now-famous "dossier" alleging the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 election.
WASHINGTON - The economy added 148,000 jobs in December after a year of steady hiring, missing expectations for a larger surge of growth, the government reported Friday.
Hold your canteen under a natural spring and you'll come away with crystal clear water, potentially brimming with beneficial bacteria as well as minerals from the earth.
Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Wednesday challenged his indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a federal lawsuit, saying the Justice Department's prosecution of him over his business dealings have nothing to do with Mueller's investigation on Russian interference in last year's presidential campaign.
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, will retire from the Senate at the end of this term, he announced Tuesday, a decision that will bring a decades-long congressional career to an end early next year.
One sheriff's deputy was killed and four others shot after being called to the scene of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex south of Denver, authorities said.