updated: 12/09/2016 3:04 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was 95.
updated: 12/09/2016 3:01 a.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio on Thursday to meet with people who were slashed by a university student in a knife attack last month. Then he was off to Iowa for the latest stop on his victory tour to states that helped him win the presidency.
updated: 12/08/2016 2:57 a.m.
A person born last year in the United States is expected to die at an earlier age than someone born in 2014, according to a report published Thursday that marks the first time in 22 years that U.S. life expectancy has declined.
updated: 12/09/2016 2:55 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorized hundreds of water projects, but a Senate fight over benefits for retired coal miners threatened to lead to a government shutdown this weekend.
updated: 12/09/2016 2:54 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate on Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a run during which he shepherded key legislation from President Barack Obama's administration, including the health care law.
posted: 12/09/2016 2:53 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday called the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes among youths "a major public health concern," saying that although more research needs to be done on its potential harms, policymakers should take strong action to keep the products out of the hands of the nation's young people.
posted: 12/08/2016 5:06 p.m.
A second Georgia police officer has died a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer while responding to a domestic dispute report.
posted: 12/08/2016 3:50 p.m.
MOONACHIE, N.J. — Police are investigating a break-in and the scrawling of racist graffiti at the New Jersey home of a New York Giants player.
posted: 12/08/2016 3:28 p.m.
NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is conducting a "rigorous" investigation into a "freak" radiator accident that led to the deaths of two toddler sisters.
posted: 12/08/2016 2:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
posted: 12/08/2016 2:10 p.m.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Millions of people have seen a secretly recorded video of Dalia Dippolito telling an undercover police officer she was "5,000 percent sure" about hiring him to kill her husband.
posted: 12/08/2016 11:17 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, marking new highs for the year.
updated: 12/08/2016 4:41 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorize hundreds of water projects, but a Senate fight over benefits for retired coal miners threatened to lead to a government shutdown this weekend.
updated: 12/08/2016 1:25 p.m.
NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor — supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at Ohio State University.
posted: 12/08/2016 9:21 a.m.
SALISBURY, N.C. — The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him there.