After her plane went down in a remote part of Alaska Friday, killing four of the 10 people on-board including her 5-month-old son, Melanie Coffee, 25, walked nearly a mile toward the lights of Saint Marys to meet rescuers.
In some conservative states, same-sex couples hope their marriages will be legally recognized, if only so they may get a divorce. Gay-rights lawyers say the right to divorce is equally as important as the right to marry.
From health care costs to cuts in state and federal aid, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be greeted with several difficult fiscal situations upon taking office. Negotiating labor contracts may be his top priority.
On Friday, President Barack Obama visited with hunger strikers on the National Mall, who are protesting Congress' inaction on immigration legislation. Obama expressed optimism about the prospect of immigration overhaul.
A 25-year-old former Marine, accused of killing four homeless men and two others between 2010 and 2012, died Thursday after ingesting what authorities believe was a lethal dose of Ajax cleaner. According to his defense attorney, the Marine was mentally ill.
Students at Mills College, an all-women's school in Oakland Calif., don't always identify with the pronoun 'she.' Across the US people who identify as 'genderqueer' or gender-fluid are searching for linguistic recognition.
Inglewood standoff: Christopher Warsaw is being held on $1 million bail following his arrest after a nearly nine-hour standoff with police in which two officers were injured and another two were held hostage.
Two officers were injured while responding to a domestic disturbance in Inglewood, California on Wednesday. Both officers were reported to be in good condition following the incident. The gunman remains inside the home, perhaps with a captive.
Many expressed relief when the challenges of traveling the day before the Thanksgiving holiday were milder than predicted. High winds on Thursday, however, might disappoint some New York City parade watchers.
The mother and stepfather of three girls, ages 12, 13, and 17, have been arrested on charges of kidnapping and child abuse after their daughters fled to a neighbor's home and told police they had been imprisoned in their bedrooms for up to two years.