Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have canceled classes, business owners face broken windows and falling revenue, and police forces are strained after more than a week of violent protests.
The U.S.'s recent success in weakening Islamic State extremists is creating momentum for a broader campaign that could take American air power to the militant group's heartland northwest of Baghdad.
Tuesday brought calm after a violent evening, repeating a pattern that has established itself in Ferguson, Mo., over the past week.
Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.
Public support for the Common Core educational standards is waning, according to an annual poll about public schools by Gallup and PDK International, a group for education professionals.
Investigators acting on a tip arrested two students who were said to be planning to target three staff members and kill as many people as possible at a suburban Los Angeles school.
Alaskans go to the polls to decide the last competitive Republican Senate primary of 2014 and the last chance for insurgent candidates to claim a GOP nomination.
San Antonio lawyer Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor behind the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry, is described by colleagues as a steadfastly apolitical straight shooter. Now he finds himself at the center of one of the most highly partisan court battles in recent Texas history.
Two former owners and two employees at a Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall have been charged with devising and carrying out a scheme to process meat from diseased cattle and evade government inspections, federal-court documents say.
The drugstore giant pressured its CFO and pharmacy chief to leave after a bungled forecast of pharmacy profits related to its Medicare prescription-drug business.
The two-year trend of big houses getting even bigger appears to have peaked—at least for now—as more buyers seeking modest homes enter the market.
Gov. Rick Perry was booked in a courthouse here on Tuesday after being indicted last week on felony charges that he abused his authority when trying to force a Democratic district attorney from office.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson reported at a news conference that two officers on his force were involved in a shooting Tuesday that left a suspect dead.
Attorney General Eric Holder, on the eve of his visit to Ferguson, Mo., to discuss the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, is urging an end to the violence that has marred some of the protests.