Days after two men sentenced to life in prison for murder were mistakenly released, Florida's Corrections Department is changing the way it verifies early releases. Police are still searching for the two men who forged documents to secure their release.
BART strike: BART workers unions might go on their second strike in four months, against the nation's fifth biggest commuter line. Workers will walk off the job at midnight if BART officials don't change their mind, said a union official.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday will consider a lawsuit by three students claiming an American flag T-shirt ban violated their free speech and equal protections rights guaranteed by the US Constitution.
Newark's Democratic mayor, Cory Booker, beat out Republican Steve Lonegan for a seat in the U.S. Senate in a special election in New Jersey on Wednesday. Booker will be the first black U.S. senator from the Garden State.
Congress struck a deal Wednesday night that will reopen the government through January 15 and allow the Treasury to borrow through early February or so. The deal did not defund Obamacare, as some Republicans had hoped it would.
After a 16-day shutdown, a bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate sent a bill to the House on Wednesday that would prevent a default and reopen the government. The President promised to sign the bill immediately after it reaches his desk.
Two members of a notorious family that authorities say once tried to set up a whites-only nation in America face federal firearms charges after a raid netted dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
The demolition of Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School will be unusually thorough, say officials, to ensure no part of the school is sold for mementos of the tragic shooting. Most of the building will be completely crushed and hauled away to an undisclosed location.