The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday, avoiding a government shutdown. Both liberals and conservatives dislike the bill, but that could be its charm.
Reports suggest that two couples walked onto a railroad trestle near a Santa Barbara, Calif., beach to watch the sunset. Pedestrian train accidents are rising.
House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that President Obama might have to send in ground troops against the Islamic State because they're 'barbarians.'
A police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was shot in the arm Saturday night. Officials say the incident was not connected to protests related to the Michael Brown shooting. But it speaks to the nature of Ferguson's crime problems.
The parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by the Islamic State, say the Obama administration told them they could be sued if they tried to pay their son's ransom. A White House official said Sunday that it was not a threat.