Train derailment: A train crashed into a trash truck, derailed, and caught fire Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb, setting off an explosion that rattled homes and sent a plume of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles. Witnesses said they smelled chemicals, but officials said nothing toxic was released in the train derailment.
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is tied with the Kentucky secretary of state in a hypothetical 2014 matchup, according to a new poll. Ashley Judd might have been an easier target.
A Florida judge on Tuesday barred lawyers from mentioning controversial texts and photos by Trayvon Martin in opening arguments – one of several defeats for George Zimmerman's defense.
The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee now requires young competitors to know how to use words, such as flibbertigibbet – a favorite word of student participants – not just how to spell them.
President Obama tours the Jersey shore with Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday. Fewer pixels have been spent on the president’s role in this bromance: What’s in it for him?
The Oklahoma tornado is the latest bout of extreme weather to require an all-out emergency response. Quick and efficient, the reaction in Moore, Okla., points to a nation getting better at coping with natural disasters.
The collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River is a reminder that thousands of bridges in the US are in serious need of repair or replacement. President Obama proposed a "Fix it First" program, but the budget 'sequester' may have squelched that.