Updated: 3:42 PM The North Dakota Legislature has passed a resolution that would essentially ban abortion by defining human life as beginning at conception.
Updated: 5:51 PM Police have arrested two teenagers suspected in the shooting death of a baby in a stroller and the wounding of the baby's mother.
Updated: 8:19 AM Officials say a Marine killed a male and female colleague at a base in Virginia before committing suicide.
Updated: 8:16 AM Parents, teachers and community members are vowing to push back against a plan by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to close 54 schools.
Updated: 8:15 AM Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases on top of more than $600 billion in higher taxes on the wealthy enacted in January.
Updated: 8:14 AM Democrats say they will include expanded background checks for firearms purchasers in the gun-control measure the Senate debates next month
Updated: 8:11 AM President Barack Obama has nominated Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane to a new five-year term.
Updated: 8:46 PM The Virgi Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Caleb Gordley of Sterling died from a gunshot to the back of his shoulder.
Posted: 5:15 PM District officials say money spent on underutilized schools could be better used elsewhere.
Posted: 4:49 PM The law takes effect May 1.
Posted: 3:53 PM The older cousin, Deandre Devon Davis-Williams, 21, has been arrested and charged with repeated sexual assault of a child.
Posted: 2:31 PM Jail records show 18-year-old Michael Brewer was booked into jail early Thursday on multiple charges.
Posted: 2:25 PM David Ranta's murder conviction was vacated on Thursday with the support of prosecutors.
Posted: 2:00 PM Seton Hill University freshman Amanda Michalski filed the lawsuit against Mlaker Transportation.
Posted: 1:04 PM Syrian TV says a suicide bomber has blown himself up inside a mosque in Damascus, killing a top Sunni Muslim preacher and longtime supporter of President Bashar Assad.
Posted: 10:23 AM The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown.
Posted: 9:14 AM A government study finds that despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen as more victims of violent attacks express doubts that police can or will help.
Updated: 8:19 AM President Barack Obama says Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel.
Updated: 8:12 AM On the second day of a Mideast tour, U.S. President Barack Obama is set to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored when militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel.
Updated: 8:10 AM As they struggle to get ahead, many low-wage workers are not taking advantage of job training or educational programs that could help them make the leap to a better-paying job.
Posted: 10:01 PM The suspects ran toward a field and were later found dead from what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds
Posted: 8:15 PM Joe Hundley, 60, faces simple assault charges after he allegedly slapped 19-month-old Jonah Bennett on a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta
Posted: 1:20 PM The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed's extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.