A United Airlines flight from Chicago to California was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas after an evacuation slide inflated inside the plane's cabin. No one aboard UA Flight 1463 was injured.
Ahmed Abu Khattala, a Libyan militant, will go before a D.C. magistrate judge Saturday afternoon. Khattala is charged with masterminding the 2012 attacks that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
Mark Mayfield, an official with the conservative tea party movement charged with conspiring to take photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said.
A mysterious long-haired critter that's been sighted on the streets of a Bronx neighborhood for several months is a member of the weasel family called a fisher or fisher cat. The mysterious Bronx creature preys on rats and squirrels, but is not a threat to humans.
Chen Guangbia, known for his eccentric gestures, selected a menu Wednesday of sesame-seed-encrusted tuna, beef filet and berries with crème fraiche for the residents of the oldest homeless shelter in the country.
New York City's big-soda ban was championed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his successor Mayor Bill de Blasio, who vowed to fight a lower court's decision to overturn it while campaigning last year.
Education spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said in a statement that the department apologizes for 'this insensitive Twitter post, which flies in the face of our mission of opening doors of opportunity for every student.'
In the wake of outrage over lengthy wait times that in some cases lead to deaths, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the departure the acting undersecretary for health, and the resignation the department's general counsel Wednesday.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the streaming startup Aereo operates like a traditional cable company, and must pay broadcasters licensing fees. The Associated Press looks at what's next for Aereo and Aereo customers.