A sprawling storm is closing schools, snarling travel and threatening homeless populations with snow and cold stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast.
Chicago police have investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers questioned in the probe.
Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the separate Southern California killings of a girl in 1973 and a boy in 1990.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one that plowed into her from behind.
A Muslim civil-rights group is calling for a congressional investigation after its lawsuit revealed the federal government has given access to its terrorist watchlist to more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.
The United Methodist Church convenes its legislative assembly for a meeting likely to determine whether America's second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy.
The best-picture race heading into Sunday's 91st Academy Awards is considered one of the most unpredictable ever, with 'Roma,' 'Green Book,' 'Black Panther' and 'BlacKkKlansman' all potentially in the mix.
Investigators say a Colorado man pressured a woman he was having an affair with to kill his fiancee for months before acting on Thanksgiving Day, beating the woman to death with a baseball bat.
Fox Television says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and has reiterated that he's not being written out of the show.
A Northern California college student is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.
The apparent Republican winner of the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past.
Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.
Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline.
A Tennessee nurse charged with reckless homicide after a medication error killed a patient has pleaded not guilty.
Medicare ambulance rides could include option of going to urgent care or doctor's office.
Scientists find that a NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.
The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent.
Emergency management officials in South Carolina say they are preparing both for more massive floods like the state has seen in three of the past four years and smaller, but still destructive deluges.
Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job protecting Americans this winter.
The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent.