Winter weather began to slam the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. overnight and is expected to extend to the Northeast on Thursday. But one of the worst winters in recent memory may be relenting, according to the deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center
North Korea applauded the slashing of U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, calling it a "knife attack of justice"
Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will guarantee "corrective action" in Ferguson after a report found a pattern of racial bias
The circus plans to phase out elephant acts by 2018, amid growing public concern about how the animals are treated. The circus' 43 elephants will live at the 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida
Nebraska legislators are considering a bill that would eliminate the state’s death penalty, receiving significant support from Republican lawmakers and family members of murder victims. Nebraska currently has 11 people on death row
The likely Republican presidential candidate was asked in an interview Wednesday whether homosexuality is a choice. "Absolutely," he replied. "Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay"
Former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson said he thinks the NFL will eventually allow players to use marijuana. He said the drug is a safer alternative for injured players looking to medicate than highly addictive prescription pain pills
U.S. officials sought on Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism
Hillary Clinton, embroiled in a controversy over her use of personal email during her time as Secretary of State, said late Wednesday that she's asked the State Department to release some of her correspondence
Indiana moved closer this week to regulating the liquids that are used in electronic cigarettes, a regulatory focus that goes beyond the measures states and municipalities have been enacting for months. The bill would not extend a smoking ban to so-called vaping
Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings appeared in a Boston federal court on Wednesday to deliver testimony of the bloodshed. "I remember thinking, this is it, I’m going to die. I’m not going to make it," recalled one
Statins can lower cholesterol and even tamp down inflammation to keep the risk of heart disease down. But these commonly prescribed drugs may increase the risk of diabetes, and by a considerable amount