Several major fires are burning across California and the West, with the El Portal fire nearing one of the largest stands of sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park.
Azamat Tazhayakov was accused of helping to remove a number of incriminating items from the dorm room of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mr. Tazhayakov could face up to 25 years in prison.
Sinkhole in Florida: A 120-foot-wide sinkhole opened up in a Tampa suburb Saturday, forcing evacuations in an area of Florida known as 'Sinkhole Alley.' Florida, much of which sits atop limestone beds, is prone to the cave-ins.
California fire crews are battling the so-called Sand Fire, which doubled in size over the weekend, as well as a fire near Yosemite National Park. Intense heat is expected to continue in the state this week.
Texas Sen. John Cronyn expects the House of Representatives to pass a 'skinnied down' emergency funding bill this week to help solve the influx of child immigrants from Central America.
HHS revealed on Thursday the number of unaccompanied migrant children being housed in each state. Some public officials want them, while others want to send them back.
Whether or not Sen. John Walsh pays a political price for the controversy, it turns out he is in good company among political figures who recently have been accused of plagiarism.
Capitol Police arrested Ryan Shucard, press secretary to Rep. Tom Marino, after a routine search required for entry. It's not the first incident like this at congressional buildings.
The EPA moved Friday to scuttle a controversial open pit mine in Alaska and help preserve the area's salmon habitat. The step only fans the flames of discontent in Congress over the EPA approach to environmental regulation.
The Washington lieutenant governor and Oregon governor have declared states of emergency. Congress is beginning to mull legislation that could help deal with wildfires.
In closing arguments, prosecutors said Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, helped hide incriminating evidence. Defense attorneys say he’s just a 'friend of a kid who committed a heinous act.'
A federal judge temporarily halted the execution of convicted murderer John Middleton Tuesday over concerns that he could be mentally ill. The stay could be overturned Wednesday.
Following a two-year investigation, two former Utah attorneys general were arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple corruption-related felonies, including bribery and obstruction of justice.
A California partition plan backed by a Silicon Valley tycoon will be on the 2016 ballot, the group Six Californias says, but it faces an uphill battle for voter support and against criticism it's unrealistic and a waste of time.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Afghan Taliban for five years, returned to active duty Monday, 1-1/2 months after his controversial release. A big unanswered question now is whether he will yet face desertion charges.
Amazon is aiming to use drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. Currently, the FAA has a ban on the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles.