PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Take the world's most earthquake-prepared country, jolt it with one of the biggest quakes in history and add a devastating tsunami minutes later. In the classic battle of Man vs. Nature, Nature won again.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell warned on Friday that GOP senators will not vote to increase the government's borrowing limit unless President Barack Obama agrees to rein in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, laying down a high-stakes marker just weeks before the debt ceiling is reached.
Police on foot, some on horseback, on Wednesday ushered in the Christian season of Lent by clearing Bourbon Street
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted 13 suspected pirates from Somalia and one from Yemen in the February hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said he was "heartbroken" by images of devastation in Japan following Friday's deadly earthquake and tsunami, and pledged U.S. assistance to help the country recover.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators have arrested a man they say planted a sophisticated bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane -- a failed attack but one that raised concern, because he has ties to a white supremacist organization.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have ended the automatic restoration of voting and other civil rights to nonviolent felons once their sentences are up.
HONOLULU (AP) -- Tsunami waves swamped Hawaii beaches and severely damaged harbors in California after devastating Japan and sparking evacuations throughout the Pacific.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been told that she was shot. Her ability to walk and talk is improving. And doctors say there's a good chance she'll be able to attend her husband's space shuttle launch next month.
Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson of HBO's "The Wire" was one of 63 people arrested in Baltimore early Friday morning as part of a large-scale drug sweep. If this seems like one of the many "major operations" that took place on the critically acclaimed series "The Wire" that portrayed the drug trade in inner-city Baltimore, you're right