Kaci Hickox continued to defy Maine's isolation order after her impromptu Thursday morning bike ride, as talks between the nurse and Governor Paul LePage broke down. LePage said he would "exercise the full extent of his authority" to continue the legal battle
Thomas Menino was the city’s longest-serving mayor, serving five terms in office before stepping down this year and being diagnosed with cancer
Candidates running in the midterm elections are turning to Hail Mary TV ads to swing voters with only days to go before Election Day
Eric Frein, 31, who is accused of shooting dead state trooper Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding another trooper, is now in the custody of Pennsylvania police after a seven-week manhunt. The FBI had named him on its 10 most wanted list
Tim Cook announced Thursday that he's gay, in an essay that puts him among the highest-profile publicly out business leaders in the world. "I'm proud to be gay," he said, "and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me"
President Obama was in the 41st most populated state wading into a contentious three-way race for governor, days before voters go to the polls to determine the fate of the Senate. Even before he left, the modest nature of the trip on behalf of Democrats was readily apparent
A delegation of 83 National Guard troops headed to Hawaii on Thursday to prevent looters ransacking evacuated houses in the Big Island community of Pahoa, as a river of molten lava from the Kilauea volcano continues to creep toward the small town
The comedian confirmed Thursday that NBC had approached him about a hosting gig at its Sunday morning political show following David Gregory's exit, but he cut talks off before they began. "I don't necessarily think that's the best direction for it"
A new study by Oceana, a marine conservation advocacy group, finds that 30% of shrimp products are misrepresented — either mislabeled as the wrong species, called or implied to be "wild" when in fact it was farmed, or mixed in a bag with various species
With Election Night days away, the two parties' top Senate strategists — Rob Collins, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Guy Cecil, his Democratic counterpart — gathered on Thursday in Washington to preview the drama
Israel closed all access Thursday to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site, a rare move that ratcheted up tensions after the attempted assassination of a Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police
President Blaise Compaore, who has led Burkina Faso for nearly three decades after taking power in a coup, declared a state of emergency on Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire