A former New York City medical examiner found "no evidence of a struggle" between Michael Brown and the police officer who shot him at least six times on Aug. 9.
The Afghan government barred a New York Times reporter from leaving the country, after the newspaper published an article that described discussions within the top echelons of the government about establishing an interim government.
Many people who have never faced charges, or have had charges dropped, find that a lingering arrest record can ruin their chance to secure employment, loans and housing.
Jim Jeffords, the former Vermont senator who single-handedly tipped the balance of power in the Senate in 2001 when he left the Republican Party, has died. He was 80 years old.
Consumer prices advanced in July at their slowest pace since February, which could give the Federal Reserve more flexibility to maintain policies designed to stimulate stronger economic growth.
Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched to protect homes threatened by a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.
The White House is considering changes to immigration policy aimed at helping businesses, part of a broad review of procedures that also is likely to provide new protections for people now in the country illegally.
Rivka Galchen and Zoë Heller discuss whether writing can be taught.
Capital Journal: You can mark it down: The summer of 2014 is the time when the terrorism threat morphed into something new, more ambitious and more dangerous, writes Gerald F. Seib.
Tensions flared Monday night as a large contingent of police confronted demonstrators here after hours of peaceful marching to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.
Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam after two days of fighting with Islamist insurgents. Obama said the capture of the dam was a major step.
Phoenix stands as a prime example of how some of the country's hottest housing markets are struggling to pass the baton from bargain-hunting investors to traditional buyers.