Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on Illinois state lawmakers Tuesday to reduce penalties for marijuana possession, a move that mirrors a national trend toward more-lenient pot laws.
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.
A reporter for an Alaska TV station secretly owned her own cannabis club and quit Sunday live on air in a show of support for marijuana legalization in the state.
Did Oneida, Tenn., high school cheerleaders violate the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution? Or did they manage to cleverly avoid the legal boundaries established in a similar 2000 Supreme Court case?
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.
As part of a months-long federal public-awareness effort, the White House will announce Friday 'It's On Us,' a new campaign aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses.'
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.
The victims were posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Leigh Castergine, a former senior vice president, says the Mets’ chief operating officer “frequently humiliated” her for becoming pregnant out of wedlock and fired her after she complained about the harassment.
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.
One of the fiercest opponents to the city's original bankruptcy recovery plan, Syncora Guarantee Inc., entered into a tentative agreement with city officials Tuesday.
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.