In a video, Shirley Sotloff appealed directly to the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State, asking that her son, American journalist Steven Sotloff, not be punished 'for matters he has no control over.'
Alonzo Cushing, a Union lieutenant, will receive the Medal of Honor 151 years after he displayed heroism during the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg.
Speaking to the American Legion, President Obama outlined a series of executive actions to improve health care accessibility, streamline the transition to civilian life, and help military families achieve economic independence.
As many as 65 aftershocks occurred in the first 24 hours following Sunday’s quake, and four minor temblors were reported in Napa County Tuesday morning.
Fort Lee in Virginia was under a brief lockdown this morning as a female shooter barricaded herself in a building before turning her pistol on herself. No additional injuries have been reported.
The memorial service for Michael Brown, the black teen killed two weeks ago, blended mourning and prayer with calls to channel anger into constructive action.
Ferguson police say the officer who shot and killed black teenager Mike Brown was six-year veteran Darren Wilson, who was following the report of a convenience store robbery that had just occurred.
James 'Whitey' Bulger argues his conviction on charges of murder and other crimes was unfair, because the judge did not allow the jury to hear his assertion that the FBI had granted him lifetime immunity in exchange for information.
Although the storm Iselle weakened, it still had 60-mile-per-hour winds and pelting rain that cut power to more than 20,000 residents. Hurricane Julio is expected to pass just north of the Big Island of Hawaii by late Monday.
Large majorities of Americans say illegal immigration threatens the American way of life and places an undue burden on the economy. The data represent a shift from past polls, raising the possibility that the border crisis has affected attitudes.
The two Americans being treated for Ebola in Atlanta are showing signs of improvement after receiving the experimental drug. Before this, however, the drug had never been given to humans.
If the measure passes, D.C. will join the ranks of Colorado and Washington State in legalizing marijuana for recreational use – a move that has raised tax revenues but also increased the number of pot-related medical emergencies.
Hawaii is bracing for hurricanes Iselle and Julio, which could hit within two days of each other – a potentially unprecedented event for a state that doesn't get many hurricanes.
A decade after his resignation, Richard Nixon sat down with a former staffer for a series of candid interviews about his final days in office. The Nixon library is resurrecting a series of clips from those interviews for the 40th anniversary of his historic resignation.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has secured enough alternative small shelters for migrant children to shutter three interim shelters set up on military bases.
James Brady, the former White House press secretary wounded and partially paralyzed in the attempted assassination of President Reagan, became a strong advocate for gun control.
Toledo, Ohio, residents took this weekend's water ban in stride, which was put in place after water supplies tested positive for a toxin associated with algae blooms. Fertilizer runoff could be to blame.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's domestic partner registry does not violate the existing gay marriage ban. But that could become a moot point if the ban itself goes by the wayside.
Former President George W. Bush has written a biography of his father that will be released Nov. 11. In his post-presidential life, the younger Bush has already written one memoir and become a painter.