NEW YORK — New York City officials say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects intended to blow up their remaining explosives in Times Square. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke at a briefing Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps says seven Marines have been killed in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have less than a week to avoid the start of across-the-board government spending cuts, known as sequestration. So far, there is little indication that President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans will reach an agreement this week.
ST. LOUIS — Parts of the nation's heartland awoke Thursday to more than half a foot of snow, as a large storm made its way eastward out of the Rockies, snarling traffic for morning commuters and allowing an army of children to trade pen and paper for shovel and sled, at least for a day.
Boy Scout officials said Wednesday that an expected vote on gay members will be delayed until May, CNN reported.
President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about gun-control issues, and he made proposals based on the findings of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force, which was formed after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Here are five things to know about the press conference:
One student was shot this morning at Taft Union High School when a shooter reportedly walked into the science building with a shotgun.
The suspect is reportedly in custody.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, "I know we're coming back" from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michelle Obama's message: President Barack Obama is just like you. "Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it," the first lady told the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in an address intended to reassure voters that her husband shares their values — hard work, perseverance and optimism — while also drawing a contrast between him and Mitt Romney.
TAMPA, Fla. — Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted "the calling of my generation" to help lead the country at age 42 and told roaring Republican National Convention delegates and a prime-time TV audience Wednesday night that Mitt Romney and he will make the difficult decisions needed to repair the nation's economy.
The opening ceremonies of the London Olympics are today (they'll be televised for the U.S. at 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBC). Soccer has already kicked off, however, and archery takes place today.
NEW YORK — Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her wit, died on Tuesday of leukemia. She was 71.
Ray Bradbury, the popular writer best known for his works "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "The Illustrated Man," died Tuesday, his daughter said today.
John Edwards was found not guilty on one count Thursday in his corruption trial, but a mistrail was declared on the other five counts after jurors couldn't reach a concensus. Jurors deliberated for nine days in the case against Edwards, in which he faced charges stemming from using campaign contributions to pay off his mistress to hide his affair. The charge he was found not guilty on Thursday was the count of accepting illegal contributions from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon during his presidential campaign in 2008.
Facebook this morning went public, and its IPO will raise $16 billion. It is the largest technology IPO in history, and the third largest U.S. IPO ever. Click inside to see a live blog on today's action.
Angela Corey, the special prosecutor appointed to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, announced today that George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets on Wednesday to make room for Peyton Manning, and in other NFL news, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended for a year because of the team's "bounty" practice. Click inside to watch video reports.
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will sign with the Denver Broncos, according to multiple sources. Click inside to see a video report.
Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican race for president on Thursday morning after polling badly in South Carolina, a state in which he had been expected to do well. Click inside for more coverage.