The United States will help fight Ebola over "the long haul," the American ambassador to the United Nations said on a trip to the West African countries hit by the outbreak.
Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.
In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it's nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it's been chased up a tree with dogs, or when it's snared in a cable trap - but that could change in days, and hunters and animal rights advocates around the country are watching.
The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.
Enough with the crack smoking, public drunkenness and outrageous behavior. After four years in which City Hall has sometimes been as entertaining as a circus sideshow, Toronto residents appear eager for something altogether different in their mayor: DULL.
Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii have been placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano advances.
A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.
Authorities say eight firefighters were injured after battling a large and extremely hot fire that engulfed a storage facility in Venice.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol is under mental evaluation.
Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws — far away from humans.
Police in southwest Ohio say two men have been killed in an accident while painting a water tower.
The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.
The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.
Officials say a second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot by a suspect who has now been apprehended for four shootings.