In his first public appearance in nine days, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell listed several measures the league is implementing to improve the way it handles cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Six in 10 Americans say they are 'very concerned' by the rise of the militant Islamic State and other extremist groups, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
Shannon Conley entered her plea Wednesday at the US federal courthouse in Denver. Potentially thousands of young people from Western nations have fled their homelands to join the Islamic State and other militants in Syria.
Temperatures in Los Angeles reached 103 degrees this week, accompanied by rolling power outages. California's historic drought is contributing to severe high temperatures, experts say.
The Minnesota Vikings have banned Adrian Peterson from all team activities a day after reactivating him. Peterson and the Vikings have each lost a sponsor because of the controversy.
California, now in its third year of a drought, is projected to have its most destructive year of wildfires on record. In all, close to a dozen fires are currently raging across the state.
T.J. Lane was convicted of killing three students after a shooting spree in February 2012. He has required maximum security in prison, but has been in a minimum- to medium-security facility.
Monsoonal rains hit Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Southern California Monday washing out roadways and carrying away cars. More rain is forecast.
The third and final supermoon of 2014 coincided with the autumnal equinox, providing sky-watchers with a night to remember. The harvest moon is bigger, brighter, and more reddish than a typical full moon.
In recent decades, the National Park Service has allowed more natural fires to burn to restore the natural fire cycle of the ecosystem. This time, the fire ran out of control.
The federal appeals court in San Francisco on Monday will hear arguments involving separate lawsuits on the legitimacy of same-sex marriage bans in Nevada, Hawaii, and Idaho.
A real estate developer from Rochester, N.Y., and his wife are believed to have died in the crash. The pilot reportedly asked permission to descend mid-flight before apparently becoming incapacitated.
Perhaps more like a field goal: The Oakland Raiders agreed to pay 90 cheerleaders $1.25 million to settle the wage theft lawsuit after a new contract nearly tripled the Raiderettes' compensation ... to minimum wage.
US District Judge Carl Barbier ruled BP's 'reckless' conduct directly led to the April 2010 spill, in which 11 people died and hundreds of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.
US Department of Justice to announce investigation into patterns of civil rights violations in policing in Ferguson, Mo., and other St. Louis counties, including use of excessive force and racial profiling.
The organizing committee said the LGBT group OUT@NBCUniversal could march in the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade and that other gay groups could apply in future years.