Hillary Clinton is under fire for exclusively using private email as Secretary of State, something her camp says was in compliance with the "letter and spirit" of the rules but has still attracted criticism. Here's what you need to know
The Attorney General described the Justice Department's new report on the police department, which found a pattern of racial bias, as "searing"
The conservative Supreme Court justice who gave the key vote to save the Affordable Care Act in 2012 was at the center of many new arguments
Around 47 million Americans were under a severe weather watch Wednesday as a winter storm threatened to pelt Kentucky, the Ohio Valley and southern Plains with ice and record-setting snow before moving toward New York City and Washington, D.C.
Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared before a jury Wednesday as a federal prosecutor accused him of believing he was "a soldier in a holy war against Americans" and Tsarnaev's defense lawyer admitted that "it was him"
ISIS forces took over at least two oilfields in Libya and attacked another on Tuesday, according to oil and government sources. The attacks came as Libya’s warring factions escalated their ongoing conflict
Long-lost wreckage said to belong to a World War II Japanese battleship has been discovered by none other than Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He posted images on Twitter that appear to show the Musashi, once one of the two largest warships in the world
More than 30 workers remain trapped after an explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, an eastern city under separatist control. Rebel authorities said the incident was not caused by shelling
The world's oldest person has lived through two World Wars and the invention of the first airplane, but it doesn't seem like a long time to Misao Okawa. "It seemed rather short," Okawa said on Wednesday, the day before her 117th birthday
Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is "necessary to finally rid Russia of the shame and tragedies" of political killings, following the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and fierce critic of the Kremlin
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law
Starting in 2015, New York City schools will close for the Muslim holy days Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said at a news conference Wednesday