updated: 02/26/2015 3:31 a.m.
Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group and wage war against the U.S.
posted: 02/26/2015 3:23 a.m.
With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the entrance of the Persian Gulf.
posted: 02/26/2015 3:23 a.m.
A key player in Congress' foreign policymaking posture pressed Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday about sensitive nuclear talks with Iran, saying Tehran is stonewalling international inspectors about its past work on an atomic bomb.
posted: 02/26/2015 3:20 a.m.
An advocacy group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel.
updated: 02/26/2015 3:16 a.m.
Sequence of Maine I-95 pileups hurts 17 ETNA, Maine -- More than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police said.
updated: 02/26/2015 3:14 a.m.
Filmmaker Roman Polanski appeared in a court Wednesday in Poland for a hearing concerning a U.S. request for his extradition on charges of sex with a minor, a case that has haunted him since 1977. Judge Dariusz Mazur was not expected to make a ruling Wednesday and scheduled another hearing, providing time to study documents that arrived this week from Switzerland, which in 2010 refused to extradite Polanski. The next hearing could be in April or sooner, according to court spokesman Grazyna Rokita.
updated: 02/26/2015 3:12 a.m.
Mark Beckner, the former Boulder, Colo., police chief who led the investigation into the 1996 slaying of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, acknowledged online in an "Ask Me Anything" session on the website Reddit that officers botched the initial handling of the crime scene.
updated: 02/25/2015 4:07 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a two-step plan Tuesday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which will run out of money Friday if Congress fails to act.
updated: 02/25/2015 4:03 a.m.
President Barack Obama issued the third veto of his presidency Tuesday to reject legislation that would allow the Keystone XL oil pipeline to be built, escalating a battle over the project between the White House and Republicans in Congress.
updated: 02/25/2015 3:58 a.m.
A commuter train slammed into a truck stuck on the tracks in Oxnard, Calif., early Tuesday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuring at least 30 people.
posted: 02/25/2015 3:56 a.m.
A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of American Sniper author Chris Kyle and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.
updated: 02/25/2015 3:54 a.m.
Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.
updated: 02/25/2015 3:52 a.m.
George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
posted: 02/25/2015 3:51 a.m.
Police didn’t mislead more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters into getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, a federal appeals court decided in ordering the demonstrators’ lawsuit dismissed.
updated: 02/25/2015 3:49 a.m.
Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults, but it was met with little fanfare.