There's not a lot of subtlety in "The Zookeeper's Wife." The good guys are beyond virtuous and the bad ones, pure evil. If that makes it easy to pick sides, it doesn't necessarily make for great drama.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's budget proposal to slash federal research funding and end financial support for the arts could hurt the bottom line of colleges and universities that rely on those government dollars, Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday.
RICHMOND, Va. - The failure of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare has emboldened Gov. Terry McAuliffe to renew his stalled crusade to expand Medicaid in Virginia. On Monday, the Democrat proposed an amendment to state budget language to give him power to set an expansion in motion, and…
Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government, and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice.
Brain injuries are a danger in many sports, but for none more than football and its most profitable enterprise, the National Football League. The NFL is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a concussion-lawsuit settlement and has poured tens of millions into research on measuring and …
Hillary Clinton said earlier this month that she's ready to return to public life after a post-election-loss respite that included lots of strolls in her adopted home town of Chappaqua, New York, and her don't-call-it-a-comeback tour will include a speech Friday at Georgetown University.
WASHINGTON - Their dreams - to become a lawyer, an interior decorator, a sailor in the Navy - are a lot like the dreams that other kids at their Maryland high school have.
The demonstration was large but peaceful - 2,000 flag-waving supporters of President Donald Trump walking and chanting along Bolsa Chica State Beach in California.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has granted a permit for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to the company behind the project.
A 4-year-old boy in Britain is being credited for saving his mother's life after he found her unconscious and used Siri to call for help.
WASHINGTON - House leaders will bring up a plan to overhaul the nation's health-care system Friday at President Trump's behest, lawmakers said Thursday night, a high-risk gamble that will test whether he and House Speaker Paul Ryan can deliver on one of the GOP's central promises to the vote…
Water temperatures at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and near south Florida are on fire. They spurred a historically warm winter from Houston to Miami and could fuel intense thunderstorms in the spring from the South to the Plains.
WASHINGTON - The Republican health-care overhaul faces its greatest test ever Thursday as President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., work feverishly to persuade enough Republican lawmakers to back the measure and push it to a floor vote.
The first four days of the NCAA tournament didn't feature any buzzer-beaters, but they were the most-watched first two rounds of the tournament since Chris Webber and Michigan's Fab Five began their march to a second consecutive championship game in 1993.
There are many words that could describe the President Donald Trump-ridiculing billboard that went up in Phoenix on Friday - menacing, hateful, apocalyptic.
WASHINGTON - The political appointee charged with keeping watch over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides has offered unsolicited advice so often that after just four weeks on the job, Pruitt has shut him out of many staff meetings, according to two senior…
A few hours before second-round games begin at the NCAA tournament regional in Greenville, South Carolina, a Confederate battle flag - the most polarizing symbol in the state - was flying in one of the most visible places near Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
The schools superintendent in Harrisonburg, Virginia, was meeting parents this month when a mother broke down in tears, explaining that she was undocumented. What would the school do, she asked, if she became separated from her children?
If President Donald Trump has his way, pastors, preachers, ministers and the like could soon stand before their congregations and publicly trumpet one political candidate over another.
For African American families, there comes a time when parents have to give their children "The Talk" - not about the birds and the bees, but about the dangers and responsibilities of being black in America. When their son was 12 years old, Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood, th…
A pregnant woman in northeastern Alabama has been charged with rape after authorities said she wrote on a Medicaid application that a 14-year-old boy was the father of her unborn baby.
One photo shows Fredzania Thompson posing confidently in her high heels, smiling as she stood between two train tracks. In another, the 19-year-old aspiring model is seen sitting in the middle of the adjacent tracks with one leg outstretched and a serious, intense gaze into the camera.