California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is helping drive plans to do more "controlled burns" that thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that if left unchecked can feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee
A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor will get no jail time after pleading guilty to lying to investigators about inseminating patients with his own sperm
As part of a multi-state effort to respond to damages wrought this year by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the University of Houston will lead a new Gulf Coast hurricane research institute
California's attorney general says it has sued the Trump administration because the U.S. Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges
An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit's resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum nearly three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history
Competing interpretations of statistics are proving key in a first-of-its-kind hearing in Chicago to determine if phony federal stash-house stings are racially biased
Fifty years ago Friday, the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapsed, killing 46 people and prompting congressional hearings that led to mandatory bridge inspections.
A Minnesota prosecutor says he doesn't yet have enough evidence to charge a Minneapolis police officer who killed an unarmed 911 caller this summer, blaming investigators who "haven't done their job."
More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff's deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate must wait longer for freedom; his parole hearing has been postponed on a technicality.
The Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate is seeking a new trial for his conviction on illegal gun possession
Police in Southern California have shut down a marijuana operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month and seized 35,000 marijuana plants
If you ask Susan Bro, there is plenty of blame to go around for her daughter's death: 20-year-old James Fields, who is charged with second-degree murder; unprepared local authorities; white supremacists; and, yes, even President Trump. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Beast , Bro says she is "starting to...