The federal report on the June 3 oil train derailment in Oregon blamed Union Pacific and suggested updates are needed for safety. The railroad system's size and complexity are still resisting full updates.
Donald Trump is under fire for suggesting the judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University is biased, but the court record suggests these tactics against judges are a carryover from the Republican presumptive nominee's business days.
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted against another bear hunt Wednesday, as experts suggest bear-proof garbage cans as a more humane solution.
A Baltimore judge is set to announce a verdict for the third of six trials for police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. The city is anxious for proof that justice and change are possible.
The tools to shape democracy will evolve in the touchscreen era. Here's a glimpse of what could lie ahead.
A live town hall event broadcast Wednesday evening will feature Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate, William Weld.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleged Wednesday that two firms hired by city officials after the switch to the Flint River allowed the water crisis to "occur, continue and worsen."
Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues unveiled a healthcare agenda to replace Obamacare, but the presumed Republican presidential candidate remained quiet about whether he supports it.
Lawmakers in the Senate considered a bill Wednesday that backers say that it could give the FBI important tools to prevent future terrorist attacks and that critics say could have a devastating impact on citizens' privacy.
Firefighters have used information compiled with remote sensing technology to help contain several wildfires blazing through southern California this summer.
The US Coast Guard found debris that may be from a missing sailboat. The search continues off the Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday for a family who has not been heard from since Sunday.
In the face of persistent poverty, South Carolina shows 'slow and steady progress' in a new ranking of child well-being by state.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D) of Vermont has remained in the presidential race and is still receiving Secret Service protection, costing US taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day.
The New York City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a bill requiring public schools, homeless shelters, and jails to offer free menstrual products.