CONEY ISLAND — In a stunning upset on Coney Island, 23-year-old newcomer Matt Stonie grabbed the famed mustard-colored champion’s belt after gobbling 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes in the annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Jack Hentzel, 9, cast a wary glance at his nearly empty lemonade pitcher. His ice, floating listlessly in a glass bowl on a table, was melting. His cousin, 7-year-old Joseph Navarro, was ready to retire for the day.
Better care and counseling is needed to teach overweight women hoping to become pregnant about the health dangers of their excess weight and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, a new U.S. study concludes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal law enforcement officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches in the U.S. South and have determined that two were started by natural causes and one was due to an electrical fire.
HOUSTON — BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon Church has made its first-ever donation to the Utah Pride Center, a Salt Lake City organization that works with poor and homeless gay young people, in what center officials said on Thursday was a significant moment in the Church’s relationship with the gay community.
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. -- Law enforcement authorities were investigating an overnight fire at an African-American church in South Carolina that 20 years ago was burned down by the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan, local officials said on Wednesday, adding that the cause of the blaze was not yet known.
HAVANA/WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.
NEW YORK -- No members of prison escapee Richard Matt’s family have met a deadline to claim his body and he may now be buried by the New York county where he was gunned down by a federal agent after nearly three weeks on the run, officials said on Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Tuesday to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children for communicable diseases in the aftermath of a measles outbreak at Disneyland that was linked to low inoculation rates.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The superintendent and 11 other workers have been put on leave at Clinton Correctional Facility after a pair of inmates escaped early this month, setting off a three-week-long manhunt, family members and New York state officials said on Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Ten Commandments monument placed on State Capitol grounds must be removed because the Oklahoma Constitution bans the use of state property for the benefit of a religion.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers on Monday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill to substantially limit vaccine exemptions for school children in the most populous U.S. state, following last year’s measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America.
BALTIMORE — Prosecutors have listed more than 30 potential witnesses, including an expert on forensic pathology and a DNA expert, in the trial of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April.
NEW YORK - Doctors updated the condition of New York prison escapee David Sweat to serious from critical on Monday, a day after he was shot by police after more than three weeks on the run, hospital officials said.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled the Obama administration should have considered compliance cost when it decided to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, a setback for the government that leaves the legal status of the regulation in limbo.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was sued by two advocacy groups seeking to force the faster disclosure of clinical trial data that helped Gilead Sciences Inc win approval for two blockbuster hepatitis C drugs.