A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.
Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.
Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.
A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm.
Pregnant smokers in one northeast Ohio county can get free diapers in exchange for permanently kicking the habit through a new health program.
President Barack Obama is calling the apparent beheading of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."
After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.
Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.
A traveler who remained at Newark Liberty International Airport after missing two flights faced numerous charges Saturday for allegedly beating a homeless man with a chair as the man was sleeping.
A defense attorney says he's considering a mental health defense for a Pennsylvania man charged with homicide and abuse of a corpse in the death of his stepdaughter.
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 New York City man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say neighbors witnessed him beat his puppy and burry the dog alive in a snowbank.
A high school student's mural of two men kissing is causing some controversy at the small school north of Edmonton.
Police detained a "person of interest" Friday night who had been shown in photos released earlier in the probe of human remains found inside a suitcase, authorities said.
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.