Twenty-one dead, 150 injured and one neighborhood devastated, all because of delicious molasses.
The Federal Reserve’s policy committee is expected to lift its target interest rate a quarter-point – to a range of 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent – at its final meeting of 2016.
One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerful painkillers, according to a new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
John Glenn, who captured the nation's attention in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth during a tense time when the United States sought supremacy over the Soviet Union in the space race, and who rocketed back into space 36 years later, becoming the oldest astronaut in history, died Dec. 8 at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, who in his post-NASA career served four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio, was 95.
The Pennsylvania-based playground equipment company Playworld Systems Inc., has issued a recall of its line of stainless steel Lightning Slides. The welds that held the slide bed to its walls were susceptible to cracking, the company said, leaving a sharp and dangerous gap.
LAWRENCE, Mass. — The mayor of a city where the decapitated body of a high school student was found two weeks after he was reported missing announced an inquiry into police handling of the case today.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday called the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes among youth "a major public health concern," saying that although more research needs to be done on its potential harms, policymakers should take strong action to keep the products out of the hands of the nation's young people.
BOSTON -- A voter-approved law makes it legal to possess marijuana next week but buyers and sellers still face arrest -- and possible prosecution.
When executives from Chipotle Mexican Grill delivered a bleak outlook for the chain during an investment conference Tuesday, attendees steered the discussion toward a would-be savior: Bill Ackman.
Mankato Department of Public Safety call logs to East High School show 10 calls for disturbances, four for harassment, two for assaults and one for threats since the start of the school year, 17 calls in total.
At West High School there have been two disturbance calls and one report each of assault, threats and harassment, 5 in total.
So the number of police calls at East is more than triple the calls at West. Both schools have a police liaison officers in house regularly.
When he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 1939, Jim DeWitt had no idea he was signing up for what would be a front seat to history — to be an eyewitness to the most horrific attack to ever take place on American soil at that time.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a pivotal moment in U.S. and world history. The attack thrust the U.S. into World War II and set in motion a series of events that would transform the country into a global superpower and guardian of international order. Seventy-five years later, this legacy of Pearl Harbor now faces perhaps its biggest challenge.
Ten years ago, Ashley Potts was a homeless heroin addict in a small Pennsylvania town in Armstrong County, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh.
Of the most popular toys this holiday season, only one pecks itself out of a plastic egg after responding to a child's touch.
Local veterans who entered World War II following the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor recently shared their memories of that day and of the conflict that followed.
NORMAN, Okla. – The state Supreme Court has ruled a video of star Oklahoma University football player Joe Mixon punching a female student in the face more than two years ago can be viewed by the public.
At their height, the pings and bells of pinball machines could be heard in arcades and pizza parlors across the country, offering an afternoon escape for teenagers and a consistently profitable investment for store owners. Unbeknownst to the two groups, their actions were illegal in many cities — including one in northern Indiana that is taking steps to reverse an arcane, unenforced law banning the amusement devices inside the city limits.
For most of Silicon Valley, Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election win was jarring. Google is using its aftermath to burnish its bona fides in Trump's political orbit.
Ryan. Alex. Siri. These are names of robotic voices that are often programmed on electronic tablets. They also become default identities for people with speech disorders who rely on technology to communicate.
TIFTON, Ga. — Online shopping is quick and convenient for those looking to buy holiday presents, but it does come with its own set of problems. Porch pirates is the name given to those who cruise along behind delivery trucks and steal packages from unattended porches.
There's bad news for people who think it's safe to smoke a few cigarettes a day or even a week: They face a substantially higher risk of earlier death compared with people who don't smoke, according to a study published Monday.
That balance and quickness, those athletic gifts that made Andrew great, are gone. Instead, Andrew walks with an unsteady shuffle. He can’t go out without help from his parents or younger siblings.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. added insurance coverage for transgender workers this year, joining more than 500 companies taking a bigger role in advancing the rights of LGBT employees in a competitive market for labor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hundreds of criminals sentenced by District of Columbia judges under an obscure local law crafted to give second chances to young adult offenders have gone on to rob, rape or kill residents of the nation's capital.
On Jan. 15, 1885, one man sat outside his house in the freezing cold with some black cloth, a turkey feather and a camera, ready to be the first person to catch a snowflake on film. Wilson Bentley was obsessed with snow, so much so that he did very little with his life other than photograph snow; he’s most likely where the idea that no two snowflakes are alike came from. He’d catch flakes on the cloth, manipulate them into position with the feather and quickly put them under the camera shutter. He took dozens of pictures and found that snowflakes came in all shapes and sizes. Bentley called them “masterpieces of design” – they’re not designed, but they are still some of the most magical structures on Earth.
VALDOSTA, Ga. – A 3-year-old boy was in critical but stable condition Sunday morning after he was run over by a float at the Valdosta Christmas Parade Saturday night, police said.
CLAREMORE -- Claremore Fire Department officials have determined the cause of a fire that destroyed the fellowship wing of Redeemer Lutheran Church Thursday night.
Since the 1950s, the U.S. government has helped kids and kids at heart follow Santa on his annual Christmas Eve trek across the globe. But how did the tradition of tracking Santa’s flight get started?
California officials fear up to 40 people have been killed in a massive fire that happened Friday night during a concert inside a building in Oakland.
The camera pans the classroom. The first close-up shows a girl in a purple headscarf. She is 10 years old, seated at a desk beside other fourth-graders. The American flag hangs near a bulletin board in the background. The girl rises, describing "the lie" she knows.
LAWRENCE – A 16-year-old boy was arrested Saturday in connection with the death of a fellow teenager whose decapitated body was found on a river bank in this northeast Massachusetts city.
ALBANY -- An ethics rule advanced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo requiring all elected officials to disclose their personal incomes is meeting resistance outside the capital where critics question why small town leaders must pay for the sins of state officials.
DUNCAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma teenager convicted in the random murder of a college baseball player from Australia in 2013 had his life sentence without parole vacated Friday by the state Court of Criminal Appeals.
LAWRENCE, Mass. -- The decapitated body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack River on Thursday afternoon, police said. His head was found nearby on the bank of the river.
After turning Starbucks Corp. into the world's largest coffee chain, Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz will hand the reins to a lieutenant who could solidify its role as a technology company.
The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month, according to new government data released Friday morning.
As he walked through the crowd of hundreds of bearded, plump, and jolly white men, Larry Jefferson, a professional Santa Claus, stood out.
WASHINGTON - Catarah Coleman started her own bakery, Southern Gal Desserts, out of her Los Angeles home. When she and her business partner appeared on Food Network’s popular series "Cupcake Wars," sales took off.
SALEM, Mass. — The mayor and police chief in this north of Boston community are holding off on their support for what has become, in recent months, a controversial proposal to establish Salem as a sanctuary city.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping set of changes to the federal prison system - creating what it termed a "school district" for inmates, agreeing to pay for every inmate to get a birth certificate and state ID card, and mandating new standards for privately-run halfway houses.
PELLA, Iowa — Three people were killed and two were injured when a pickup truck crashed into the front doors of Walmart in Pella, Iowa Thursday morning, according to Iowa State Patrol.
A complaint from a parent who saw a post on Facebook has prompted administrators in a Central Pennsylvania school district to tell the district’s football coaches that they must comply with federal regulations regarding pregame religious traditions.