Former Senator Edward W. Brooke, who was the first black in US history to win popular election to the Senate died Saturday of natural causes. President Obama said he 'led a extraordinary life of public service.'
New Hampshire authorities say a dozen people were injured in crashes on Interstate 93 Friday when the highway went from dry to snow-covered in three minutes. This weekend Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine are expected to see more snow.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid fell in his Nevada home Thursday when a piece of exercise equipment broke, causing him to break several ribs and facial bones. The Senate minority leader plans to return to Washington this week.
Abu Anas al-Libi, wanted for 15 years, was captured in 2013 in Tripoli and brought to New York where he faced charges of helping kill 224 people, including a dozen Americans, in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Republicans hope candidates like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appeal to a growing minority population that has given Democrats a decided advantage in the last two presidential contests.
Responding to a report of a suicide attempt, police found two women, a man, and a female child dead in Crowley Texas Sunday night. Police say they appeared to be a 'family unit' but it's not clear exactly how they were related.
Despite keeping his campaign promise to curb the use of stop and frisk, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has struggled to support the NYPD and also defend the rights of protesters who share his liberal values.
Amid rage over the killings of two police officers in Brooklyn and an unarmed black man on Staten Island, the city's police commissioner has pled for closer attention to the roots of both police and civilian frustrations.
Troubling executions this year in Ohio and Arizona gave capital punishment opponents a flicker of hope that areas of the country that most enthusiastically support the death penalty might have a change of heart. They didn't.
Considering a presidential run, Jeb Bush will resign from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp., where he has been a director since 2007. The health care company supported President Obama's Affordable Care Act which Bush has called 'flawed to its core.'