After a week of steady rain, an inundated Palmetto State turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding, and in a cruel twist, thousands of residents faced the prospect of going days without running water after historic storms that left 12 dead
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to dying patients, making the state the fifth to legalize the practice and the first since Brittany Maynard left California to end her own life after being diagnosed with terminal cancer
The United States reached a landmark trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim nations, setting global commerce and worker standards that would bind together 40% of the world's economy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership still faces a congressional fight
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the sport's all-time greats, will join up with fellow cricket legend Shane Warne of Australia to host a ten-day, three-city all-star exhibition tour of the United States, in the hopes of sparking interest in the game
President Obama thinks investigations by the Pentagon, NATO and Afghan security forces will provide answers on why an Afghan hospital was bombarded Saturday, but he does not think an independent investigation is necessary.
After years of working to carefully avoid alienating gun owners and in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Oregon, the party's presidential candidates are racing to outdo each other with strict gun control proposals
Beyond this study, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is planning a much deeper review of its response to the fire
As Russian jets have flown bombing raids against rebels in Syria, the search to justify this military effort has strained Kremlin propagandists and bewildered audiences. Unlike the war in Ukraine, the Kremlin is struggling to sell its action in Syria to an unconvinced public
A Botswanan Cheetah who helped researchers understand hunting patterns was found dead on the side of the road, in what Cheetah Conservation Botswana called an "unnecessary and unprovoked attack"
With VW admitting that it manipulated emissions results in 482,000 U.S. diesel vehicles to make them seem more environmentally friendly, questions are swirling around Volkswagen's only test center in North America
House Republicans had planned to vote for a new leadership team but owing to disarray in the wake of Boehner's sudden retirement a secret-ballot election will be held only for speaker this week and a full House vote will follow on Oct. 29
Explosions in the Shiite-majority town of al-Khales, in Iraq's southern Basra province and in the capital Baghdad on Monday killed at least 36 people and wounded dozens as the government continued its efforts to combat extremism across the country