ROME - A major highway bridge along the northern Italian coast collapsed Tuesday in an alarming infrastructure failure, sending concrete and vehicles plunging more than 150 feet and leaving dozens dead in the rubble below.
A bridge on the main highway running down the Italian Mediterranean coast in the major port city of Genoa collapsed, and a high-ranking government official said at least 22 people died with others trapped in the rubble.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Washington halted an apparent deportation-in-progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration tried to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their deportations was underway.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is moving toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's request to establish a Space Force, in what would be the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's lead attorney for the ongoing special counsel investigation, said Monday that Trump's legal team is planning to send a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller this week that will largely rebuff Mueller's latest offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, keeping the rate in a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent, but the central bank said the U.S. economy is "strong" and hinted that more rate hikes are coming soon.
Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to halt Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, ramping up his attacks on the probe as the president's former campaign chairman goes on trial for unrelated criminal charges.
JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University conferred nearly 1,900 degrees in two spring commencement ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, on May 5.
WASHINGTON - The White House plans to announce on Tuesday a plan to extend $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in the midst of President Donald Trump's escalating trade war, two people briefed on the plan said, the latest sign that growing tensions between the United States and other countries will not end soon.
A black-clad gunman opened fire in a busy neighborhood of Toronto on Sunday night, killing at least two people and wounding 12 others before being fatally shot in an "exchange of gunfire" with police, authorities said.
Twelve cadets from McDowell High School’s NJROTC Unit spent a week in Anniston, Alabama at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s junior air rifle camp.
Rescuers working at a cave site in northern Thailand have brought four more boys out of the flooded cave system Monday, according to a witness working with the rescue team, leaving four boys and their coach still inside.
MAE SAI, Thailand - Thai officials said rescue operations were underway again Monday, a day after the extraction of four of the 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach from the cave they have been trapped in for over two weeks.
MAE SAI, Thailand - Four members of a youth soccer team were rescued Sunday from a cave complex in northern Thailand where they had been stranded for more than two weeks, according to the provincial governor.
Snaking up a hillside along a steep jungle track, a convoy of trucks loaded with dozens of Thai rescue workers churns through mud on what's become a daily mission to find an alternative route out of the Tham Luang cave.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Friday that Republicans should stop "wasting their time" on immigration, suggesting they put off efforts to pass legislation until after the November elections, when he predicted more GOP members of Congress will be elected.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers have spoken out about the Trump administration's hard-line "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in a sharp rise in children separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border. The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics has said it "amounts to child abuse." Church leaders have called it "immoral," with one reportedly suggesting "canonical penalties" for those involved. Former first ladies from both parties have called for it to end.
A willingness to take a breather in the midst of years’ worth of intense and heated debate over the state’s Medicaid program has led to the legislature reaching an unexpected compromise.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge ordered Paul Manafort to jail Friday over charges he tampered with witnesses while out on bail - a major blow for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman as he awaits trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges next month.
Flu killed 172 children between October and May, making this season one of the deadliest since federal health authorities began tracking pediatric deaths 14 years ago, according to a new government report.
After months of controversy within the Miss America organization, executives announced Tuesday that the nearly century-old pageant will no longer judge contestants on their physical appearance.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the ongoing investigation into Russian election interference, suggesting in a morning tweet that the probe could have been shut down by now if Sessions hadn't recused himself.
President Donald Trump said Monday that he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself, a bold assertion that raises the stakes as he and Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be headed toward a Supreme Court battle that could test once and for all how much a president is above the law.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" from the rogue nation in a letter explaining his abrupt decision.
ATLANTA - The NFL and the owners of its 32 teams enacted a new national anthem policy Wednesday designed, they said, to compel players to stand if they're on the sideline for the playing of the anthem prior to a game.
At least eight people were killed in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Southeast Texas, the latest eruption of gun violence to terrorize students and teachers alike.
Shots were fired at a high school in Southeast Texas Friday morning, leading to injuries, school officials said. A person was arrested at the scene as authorities swarmed the campus.
A student and teacher were killed Thursday in New Jersey when the school bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident with a dump truck, authorities said. Dozens of other children and adults were injured and taken to hospitals.
The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of congressional testimony on Wednesday. The trove of information provides a new window into that ill-fated June 2016 Trump Tower meeting before which Donald Trump Jr. was promised damaging Russian government information about Hillary Clinton - from what turned out to be a Kremlin-tied lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.
WASHINGTON - First lady Melania Trump underwent a medical procedure to "treat a benign kidney condition" on Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week, according to her communications director.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will occur June 12 in Singapore, the most significant step yet in his bid to rid the region of nuclear weapons.
The nationwide food poisoning outbreak from E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce has spread to 29 states and sickened 149 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Three American men who had been imprisoned by North Korea are on their way to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday after they were released to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Pyongyang.
President Donald Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord to curb Iran's nuclear program and that he would reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic, casting the Mideast into a new period of uncertainty.
WASHINGTON - Five current and former executives with pharmaceutical distributors that are accused of flooding small U.S. towns with prescription painkillers are scheduled to testify before Congress on Tuesday, a hearing that could be a defining moment for the opioid industry.
Less than a week ago, Leilani Estates was the picture of serenity on Hawaii's Big Island, a subdivision in the island's eastern Puna district filled with wooden homes nestled in tropical plant-filled lots.
After authorities had warned for several days of an impending eruption, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano delivered Thursday. White clouds of steam and volcanic gases rose high in the sky above the southeastern part of Hawaii Island.
A Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashed in Savannah, Georgia, during a training mission Wednesday, killing at least five people, military officials said.
Meadow Pollack was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with plans to go to college when she was shot to death in the hallway on Feb. 14. Her father, Andrew Pollack, says that after Meadow was shot the first time, she crawled over to throw her arms around a cowering freshman student, before the shooter repeatedly shot her in the back, killing both girls.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday hailed the "historic meeting" between the leaders of North and South Korea and said "good things are happening" - but sounded a cautionary note about the thaw in relations between the two nations.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Iconic entertainer Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday on three counts of sexual assault, a decision that punctuates one of the most thundering falls from grace in American cultural history.
WASHINGTON - Ronny L. Jackson, President Donald Trump's embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew from consideration Thursday amid mushrooming allegations of professional misconduct that raised questions about the White House vetting process.
TORONTO - A 25-year-old suspect accused of mowing down pedestrians with a van in a busy Toronto shopping district was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of first-degree murder - one of each of the victims in an attack whose motives still remain unclear.
Former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday morning "after contracting an infection that spread to his blood," a family spokesman said.
Police in Nashville said Monday that they had arrested Travis Reinking, the 29-year-old accused of killing four people in a shooting rampage at a Waffle House over the weekend.
LONDON - Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday morning at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital, the same place where she had her other two children, according to Kensington Palace. Her husband, Prince William, 35, was by her side.
More than a thousand guests attended a private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush Saturday, including four former presidents and three former first ladies, as well as the current first lady.