Over 23 million U.S. school children get on the school bus to get to class each day. But only six states require those students to buckle up.
A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.
A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Fischer, whose family eventually grew to 11 children, died in a nursing home Thursday in South Dakota, according to Schriver's Memorial Mortuary and Crematory in Aberdeen. He was 89.
After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.
The mother of the man former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.
An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, according to a prosecutor.
A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was driving a vehicle that struck two men, killing one, in Compton, California.
Officials say 66 students at a Southern California high school have been told to stay home through the end of next week because they may have been exposed to measles and are not vaccinated.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
Returning six tigers and five other exotic animals to the sanctuary where they were seized near Toledo would threaten the creatures' health and the safety of people nearby, the state argued Thursday as it responded to a judge's order.
Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young woman who was drawn to him after reading a book chronicling the slayings that put him in prison.
An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by police to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and a call for a probe from the head of the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department, which organized the event.
With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday.