Reports of shots fired at Navy Yard prompt massive police response; security concerns have nation on alert ahead of 4th of July celebrations.
BP and five Gulf states announce massive settlement resolving years of legal fighting over damage done by 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill.
Episcopal Church leaders voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples.
As large crowds gather all over the country for Fourth of July celebrations, there's heightened concern about attacks inspired by ISIS.
The US economy is showing signs of warming up.
Several major airlines have been subpoenaed by the Justice Department as part of investigation into price-fixing.
Many wonder if recent wave of fires at African American churches are racially motivated.
President Obama announces re-establishment of diplomatic ties, promising a U.S. flag will fly over an embassy in Havana this summer.
Investigators say Wednesday night's fire at a church in South Carolina, the eighth African American church to burn in recent days, was likely not arson.
The State Department has released nearly 2,000 of Hillary Clinton's e-mails from her time as Secretary of State.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes it official, he's running for president.
President's plan would extend overtime pay to salaried workers who earn up to $50,400 per year.
Washington's "Sleepy Hollow" fire continues to burn after destroying dozens of homes.
The Pope will visit Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Monday's stock slide has investors nervously awaiting Tuesday's opening bell amid the Greek Crisis and an emerging crisis in Puerto Rico.
Obama wants to make 5 million more workers eligible for overtime.
Investigators say New York prison escapee David Sweat said he and fellow fugitive Richard Matt had planned to travel to Mexico.
U.S. Supreme Court rules that states can continue to use lethal injection drug blamed in two botched executions.
A new study reveals Americans are much more accepting of working mothers than ever before.
Police say escaped New York fugitives used pepper to escape tracking dogs; second prison employee accused of aiding escape faces arraignment.
Mission to resupply International Space Station ends with catastrophic failure.
The Supreme Court made its decision clear about same-sex marriage, but how some states plan to handle it is much less clear.
Today, marks the end of the term for the US Supreme Court.
Richard Matt, one of two inmates on the run after escaping from a New York prison has been shot and killed by authorities.
President Obama delivers rousing eulogy for the late Reverend Clementa Pinckney and issues call for racial healing.
As crowds cheer falls of same-sex marriage ban outside of the Supreme Court, couple begin saying "I Do" across the country.
French authorities have launched an investigation following an attack and explosion at an American gas factory in southeast France today that left one person decapitated and several injured.
Funeral services will be held today for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, with President Obama delivering a eulogy.
The latest fireworks safety poll reveals that people are three times more likely to wear eye protection while cleaning and repairing their homes than they are while handling fireworks.
Supreme Court upholds key provision of Affordable Care Act, giving President Obama a major victory in preserving the law.
Two of the nine victims of the Emanuel AME massacre are laid to rest.
Annual AAA forecast predicts a record number of Americans will travel for this July 4th holiday.
There are six major cases left on the docket, including potential blockbuster rulings concerning same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The court is expected to release opinions on Friday and next week as well.
IRS watchdog concludes that up to 24,000 e-mails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner could be missing.
Families of hostages held overseas will no long face prosecution for paying ransom.
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologizes to victims and their families prior to being formally sentenced to death for his crimes.
Charleston shooting victim Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who also served as a State Representative, lies in state at the State House rotunda.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is opening a new front in his war of words against Washington, D.C., decrying a "Washington cartel" replete with corruption and cronyism.
Americans trash $640 worth of food a year, and they don't even care about the effects on the planet.
The White House is expected to announce the government will no longer prosecute families that pay ransom to terrorist groups like ISIS.
Several southern states consider cutting ties with confederate battle flag.
The National Security Agency is coming under fire for allegedly spying on French presidents.
Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death today.
Protesters converge on South Carolina statehouse to demand removal of Confederate Flag.
With a heat wave gripping much of the nation, the tragedy of children being forgotten in parked cars is at the forefront again.
Discovery of DNA from escaped prisoners shifts focus of search.
DNA evidence ties escaped prisoners to remote cabin.
South Carolina state officials move toward removing Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds in wake of Charleston church massacre.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announces bipartisan effort to remove Confederate Flag from statehouse grounds.
Officials say more information compromised in recent cyber breach.