The Confederate flag has been in the school's Lee Chapel since 1930. In announcing the change, the Washington and Lee president also discussed Gen. Robert E. Lee, one of the school's namesakes.
Azamat Tazhayakov is now on trial for allegedly conspiring to dispose of a backpack belonging to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and for obstructing justice. His trial isn't the main act, but it has its own significance, analysts say.
Four people were slightly injured on a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Nationally, the number of injuries per million amusement park attendees has been dropping.
Public health campaigns have put a major dent in teen cigarette smoking rates, but analysis of high school surveys suggests that adolescents could be shifting to hookahs.
The TSA and the Homeland Security have asked international airports to step up security screenings of US-bound passengers to include testing their electronic gadgets.
The governor vetoed a bill to extend the waiting period to obtain an abortion in Missouri from one day to three. The Republican-led legislature vows to override it. Two other states already have 3-day wait times.
Shannon Conley of Arvada, Colo., 19, is charged with conspiring to help ISIS, the militant group wreaking havoc in Syria and now Iraq. Newly public court documents describe the backstory leading to her April arrest.
Food trucks are big business in the US, but an explosion at a Philadelphia food truck that injured at least 11 people has raised questions about the safety of kitchens on wheels.
Eleven-year-old Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez appeared to be on his way to contact a brother in Chicago. He was one of tens of thousands of children crossing the border.
A panel of federal judges ruled Monday that the family of the Mexican teen who was shot by a border patrol agent across the border can move forward with a civil suit against the agent.
A Florida judge dismissed George Zimmerman's defamation suit against NBC. The suit charged that NBC had edited audio recordings 'to create the myth' that he was a racist.
President Obama both chastised House Republicans and asked for their help Monday. He wants to beef up border resources, but he's also vowing to use executive actions if Congress doesn't pass broader immigration reform.
Every year wildfires scorch millions of acres of US land and cost the nation billions of dollars. We still know little about how wildland fires spread, and they can take weeks to bring under control. Here's a look at seven cutting-edge technologies that are helping to fill in the gaps in firefighting capability.