updated: 01/30/2015 10:06 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.
posted: 01/30/2015 9 a.m.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder early Friday, hours after the rap music figure turned himself in to authorities in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and injured another near Los Angeles.
posted: 01/30/2015 8:51 a.m.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Testimony has resumed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez a day after prosecutors laid out their case in opening statements.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:52 a.m.
The new Republican-majority Senate on Thursday passed a bill to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Barack Obama has said he will veto.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:50 a.m.
Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.
updated: 01/29/2015 11:52 p.m.
DENVER -- Arizona health officials were tracking more than 1,000 people Thursday, including at least 195 children, who they said might have been exposed to measles as part of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in Southern California.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:40 a.m.
Idaho lawmakers voted Thursday to halt a bill that would create protections for gay people, siding with the concerns of religious-freedom supporters.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:39 a.m.
Top U.S. leaders and members of Congress reacted cautiously Thursday to the recommendations of an independent panel to change the military's retirement and health care systems.
posted: 01/30/2015 2:37 a.m.
The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway said Thursday that it intends to file a lawsuit seeking damages.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:32 a.m.
A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:29 a.m.
Bill on new Iran sanctions advances WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee approved legislation to impose additional sanctions on Iran if there isn't a deal curtailing its nuclear program by the end of June.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:27 a.m.
The Ghostbusters reboot has set its all-female leads with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a pair of Saturday Night Live performers. Director Paul Feig announced his stars by posting their pictures Tuesday on Twitter.
updated: 01/30/2015 2:25 a.m.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, ordered anti-war protesters removed from a committee hearing, calling them "lowlife scum" as they chanted for the arrest of witness Henry Kissinger.
posted: 01/30/2015 1 a.m.
Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city’s already huge glut of vacant dwellings.
posted: 01/30/2015 1 a.m.
A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a tworoom hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.