Doctors in Houston are optimistic that 10-month-old formerly conjoined twin girls will survive after a recent surgery that separated them.
The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller's situation worsened after the government traded five Taliban commanders for a captive U.S. soldier.
A man who was released on bond in a burglary case used snacks to lure a 6-year-old girl into his motel room in the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson and strangled her, court records say.
Morris Bounds Sr. wanted to make sure his home was tidy when his wife was let out of the hospital, so he cleaned the kitchen and vacuumed their bedroom.
Police are investigating the source of a drug that sent at least 11 Wesleyan University students to area hospitals, including two who were in such serious condition they were flown to Hartford for treatment.
A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S.
A district attorney will review the case of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally mauled by a family's pit bull in a Pittsburgh suburb.
Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events - the annual Pyongyang marathon - because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday.
The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the wake of a tentative agreement between employers and dockworkers.
A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries.
Police believe a retired police officer shot his two teenage daughters to death and then killed himself in the family's suburban New York home.
Security personnel have regained control of a South Texas prison where inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility.
The possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security threatens the Obama administration's efforts to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and to respond with emergency aid to communities struggling with winter snowstorms, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned on Sunday.
An Alabama woman is going on trial on charges of making her granddaughter run until she collapsed and died.
With a ski mask, a fake Facebook profile and a plan, police say Kyle Dube thought he could make himself a hero.