posted: 08/21/2014 1:23 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
updated: 08/21/2014 10:17 a.m.
ATLANTA — The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.
posted: 08/21/2014 5:05 a.m.
The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants, launching a new series of airstrikes against the extremist group that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria and beheaded a U.S. journalist, despite its threats to kill another American hostage.
posted: 08/21/2014 5:02 a.m.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson on Wednesday and met with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:51 a.m.
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear-power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program said.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:46 a.m.
New York City’s Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:43 a.m.
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:41 a.m.
The birthrate for American teens hit an all-time low in 2013, and government statisticians attribute the decline to a reduction in teenage sexual activity and more widespread use of birth control among those who are having sex.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:41 a.m.
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:40 a.m.
About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police said began as a robbery attempt.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:28 a.m.
In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:21 a.m.
McDonnell testifies in corruption trial RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:17 a.m.
Seth Meyers is no stranger to live television. For years he anchored "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live. Nor is playing host on TV an alien experience.
posted: 08/21/2014 4:12 a.m.
George W. Bush, the former president, was doused by ice water in the ALS ice bucket challenge that raises awareness and funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and nominated his predecessor, Bill Clinton, to get wet, too.
posted: 08/20/2014 1:19 p.m.
New research finds that humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix.