The Department of Justice said Wednesday that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., had not committed civil rights violations in the August confrontation that sparked sometimes violent local and national protests.
About 47 million Americans were under a severe weather watch as a winter storm threatened to pelt Kentucky, the Ohio Valley and southern Plains
Supreme Court justices will hear the latest challenge Wednesday to President Obama’s signature health care law
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
Scientists have discovered a new hormone that normalizes the metabolism and slows weight gain caused by high-fat diets — mimicking the health benefits of exercise. MOTS-c increases insulin sensitivity, allowing the body to more effectively process glucose