The U.S. government is trying once again to block a major climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights by failing to take action climate change.
The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among multiple police reform advocates in New Mexico's largest city.
President Donald Trump has ordered the government to streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in the Western United States.
If it seems lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger.
The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for years.
Medical services in the Florida Panhandle are still on life support more than a week after Hurricane Michael.
A man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last November is returning to court for sentencing.
In one of California's poorest towns, a reluctant and unlikely leader is trying to improve the quality of life.
Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has suspended his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election.
A prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa has admitted to possessing nude photos and videos of 400 boys, including former players and their friends.
A political action committee says it's not pulling a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month.
Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children.
The first people to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census live in a Yupik village on the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska.
California is moving a step closer to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales.
A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania is taking aim at the Roman Catholic church by opening a grand jury investigation centered on child exploitation.
Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.
The National Weather Service is predicting a warmer than normal winter for about three-quarters of the nation.
Authorities say large groups of Central American migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona, with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images.