WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is raising a key interest rate for the first time in a year, reflecting a resilient U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation. The move will mean modestly higher rates on some loans. The Fed…
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Newtown held a moment of silence and flags were flying at half-staff across Connecticut to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It was Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six educators were killed by…
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. Obama signed the bill at a ceremony on the White House campus flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and…
Relatives, friends and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre stood outside Pulse where candles were lit behind stars with the names of each of the 49 patrons who were killed. They hugged each other outside the shuttered gay club in…
BISMARCK - Harsh winter weather is forcing some protesters against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to leave a vast camp in North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office estimates between 1,800 and 2,200 people remain at the camp on…
The driver in a Chattanooga school bus wreck that killed six children last week has declined to be interviewed by federal crash investigators on advice of his lawyer.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates marked a fifth week of surges in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, reaching their highest levels this year.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says 11 hostages have been freed from a credit union in that north Florida city where they were held at gunpoint by a robbery suspect.
The Obama administration has announced a final rule prohibiting smoking in public housing developments nationwide.
Doctors at several hospitals are working to stabilize the six survivors of a plane crash that killed 75 people near Medellin, Colombia. All the injured suffered severe trauma injuries.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is ordering an emergency evacuation of Dakota Access pipeline protesters who are camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land.
President-elect Donald Trump faces steep legal and legislative hurdles if he wants to reinstate waterboarding. That's the interrogation practice that simulates drowning.
President Barack Obama has surpassed the 1,000 mark for commutations granted during his presidency after shortening sentences for 79 people.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, NBC News confirms.
A Georgia father has been found guilty of murder in the 2014 death of his toddler son who perished after being left in a hot car.
Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem said they hope the transition will settle in due time.
Hillary Clinton says America "is more deeply divided than we thought," but she is urging her supporters to accept the outcome of the presidential election.
President Barack Obama says he was heartened by President-elect Donald Trump's call for unity.
Hillary Clinton gives her concession speech following her loss to President-elect Donald Trump.
The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 has briefly plunged more than 6.1 percent as investors react to the prospect of a Trump presidency.
A shooting in Southern California has killed one person and wounded three others near a polling site.