WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — The White House issued new instructions on Tuesday on how government agencies should respond to major cyber security attacks, attempting to combat perceptions the Obama administration has been sluggish in addressing threats from sophisticated hacking adversaries.
PHILADELPHIA — Luminaries of the political left, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, tried Monday with mixed success to rally Democrats behind Hillary Clinton after a long and bitter primary fight that spilled into a raucous opening day of the party's national convention.
LOS ANGELES — A warming ocean is taking its toll on California’s popular and playful sea lions for a fourth straight year, with scientists now reporting lower birthrates depleting the population, and masses of young animals still washing up starving and stranded on beaches.
ACTON, Calif. — A deadly California wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes drove thousands more residents from their dwellings on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles.
California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday overturned the parole recommendation of Leslie Van Houten, who as a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, took part in one of the most notorious mass murders of the 20th century.
ALASKA — An Alaska law requiring doctors to notify the parents of girls under the age of 18 seeking an abortion violates the state’s constitution and cannot be enforced, the state’s top court ruled on Friday.
MIAMI/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate on Saturday, urging Democrats to make history by putting Clinton in the White House and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s record.
CLEVELAND — A defiant Ted Cruz said on Thursday he refused to be Donald Trump’s “servile puppy dog,” further exposing Republican rifts just as Trump seeks to unite the party and rally Americans behind his unconventional White House bid.
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — The shooting by police of an unarmed black man as he lay on the ground with his hands in the air in North Miami, Florida, raised calls on Thursday for U.S. police to review their training programs and policies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Mauritanian prisoner who wrote a best-selling memoir about his long ordeal at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo has been cleared for release, his lawyers and a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
ORLANDO — The parents of a two-year-old boy drowned by an alligator at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida last month “are broken” but will not sue over the incident, the couple said in a statement on Wednesday.
CLEVELAND — After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Merrick Garland hit an unwanted milestone on Tuesday as the federal appeals court judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court reached its 125th day with no Senate action, tying for the longest pending nomination ever to the high court.
NEW YORK — Even before the July 6 police shooting in St. Paul, Minnesota of a black man during a traffic stop, the city’s police union said there was difficulty with recruitment and retention of officers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senior executives at Volkswagen AG covered up evidence that the German automaker had cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates for the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A civil rights group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas voter registration system that prevents people from participating in state and local elections unless they show proof of U.S. citizenship.
BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore prosecutors on Monday failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction against a city police officer for the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, as a lieutenant was cleared of all charges.
BATON ROUGE, La. — The black U.S. Marine Corps veteran who shot dead three police officers in Louisiana's capital specifically targeted them, authorities said on Monday, as the United States reeled from the latest deadly violence involving police and African-Americans.