A Virgin Galactic rocket ship that was supposed to take the first space tourists next year—starting with billionaire entrepreneur and company founder Richard Branson—exploded during a test flight, killing one pilot.
The varied experiences of people who have been treated trace the splintered path of Ebola in America.
Control of the Senate, a months-long battle costing $423 million in TV ads alone, is coming down to races in eight states that remain too close to call and, in some cases, appear to be tightening.
The girls, two of whom were twin sisters, were in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a sport utility vehicle Friday evening, the authorities said.
Two academic studies rebut the idea that daylight saving reduces energy use, and one even concludes the policy increases demand for electricity.
The mayor of Sorrento, La., wants to close the police department and have the local sheriff’s office take over patrols. Standing in his way? A 71-year-old great-grandmother with no police training who has just been named chief.
One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.
Democratic Party postcards and letters sent to more than 800,000 New Yorkers this week gave them grades based on how often they had voted.
New Hampshire is again a political bellwether, but this time, it’s exemplary of voters’ distraction and worry in advance of a Tuesday vote many of them may skip.
Return-on-investment calculations are now coming to higher education as costs skyrocket and as recent graduates increasingly get a slow start in their careers.
The plan was always to leave a Bible, in the hope it would find its way to someone in North Korea who needed inspiration. But Jeffrey Fowle, a 56-year-old road-maintenance worker and father of three from Ohio, ended up facing charges for committing “hostile acts” against the country.
Workers are starting to see a little spring in their paychecks and benefits, just as consumer spending fell unexpectedly in September.