updated: 05/06/2016 12:42 p.m.
BETHESDA, Md. — Police in Maryland say three people are hurt after a shooting outside a mall in the Washington suburbs.
posted: 05/06/2016 11:35 a.m.
WASHINGTON — When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme.
posted: 05/06/2016 11:28 a.m.
NEWARK, N.J. — An 82-year-old man was "cooked alive" by a faulty heating system in the senior apartment building where he lived, a family said in a lawsuit against the building's management company.
posted: 05/06/2016 11:15 a.m.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is threatening a floor fight over rules and platform planks at the party's summer convention if the Democratic National Committee stacks the committees with supporters of Hillary Clinton.
posted: 05/06/2016 10:35 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol says no one was injured when a hot air balloon carrying 20 people made an emergency landing on an Interstate 4 entrance ramp near Orlando.
posted: 05/06/2016 10:28 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Police in Maine say a 12-year-old boy stole a school bus and went on a brief joy ride before being stopped by a man who followed the vehicle and took control of it.
posted: 05/06/2016 5:45 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is so far refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to help unify the party.
updated: 05/06/2016 3:04 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The federal government Thursday announced new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that's designed to offer some protection for consumers and to regulate a multibillion-dollar industry that has gone largely unchecked.
posted: 05/06/2016 2:57 a.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.
updated: 05/05/2016 2:56 a.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's prized public universities risk losing more than $1.4 billion in federal funds as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of gay, bisexual and transgender people.
posted: 05/06/2016 2:55 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Since taking the reins of the Senate last year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has striven to portray the upper house as "working again" under his Republican majority after years of partisan gridlock -- passing major legislation on transportation, Medicare, drug abuse and more.
updated: 05/06/2016 2:54 a.m.
LOS ANGELES -- A former trash collector in Los Angeles was convicted Thursday of 10 "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that spanned two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city.
posted: 05/06/2016 2:54 a.m.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation — a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.
updated: 05/06/2016 2:47 a.m.
Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says Republicans should rally around New York businessman Donald Trump or consider leaving the party completely.
posted: 05/06/2016 2:46 a.m.
WASHINGTON — An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn’t have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.