U.S. National Parks will be left with just a skeleton staff during the federal government shutdown, and several states are using their own funds to make sure public restrooms get cleaned and visitor centers stay open.
President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to suspend nationwide orders by federal judges blocking two of his major policies in an unusual step but one in line with an aggressive White House litigation strategy.
WASHINGTON - The late President George H.W. Bush was hailed at his state funeral on Wednesday as a World War Two hero, Cold War veteran and architect of a U.S. victory against Iraq who went on to represent a bygone era of civility in American politics.
PARADISE, Calif. — As Butte County recovers after the worst wildfire in California history, educators are faced with reopening schools even as the firefighters continue their work and searchers scour the area for more victims.
After dozens of people fled a Thanksgiving-evening shooting inside an Alabama shopping mall — stampeding through the food court and hiding inside stores — one woman told reporters she said a prayer as she ran: “Give the police wisdom and accuracy of shots.”
Heritage turkeys, known for their robust flavor, small breasts and prices that can exceed $10 per pound, have been steadily gaining in popularity. They’ve even landed on the National Restaurant Association’s Top 20 Food Trends for the year. But Thanksgiving hosts looking to wow their guests …
Two monster wildfires in California, including the most destructive in state history, burned out of control on Saturday, having already killed at least nine people, destroyed scores of buildings and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Thursday after she fell in her office at the court the night before, fracturing three ribs, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.
CONCORD — Only those backing proposed constitutional amendments and longtime incumbents in safe districts rested easy on a night when control of both chambers of the New Hampshire Legislature got flipped.
MANCHESTER — Leading state and national figures helped Democrat Chris Pappas and Republican Eddie Edwards frame their closing arguments Monday in New Hampshire’s closely watched race for who will represent the 1st Congressional District.
The Trump administration discussed using the U.S. military to build facilities to house detained migrants as part of its new mission on the Mexican border but the idea was dropped after the Pentagon expressed doubts about it, U.S. officials said.
LEBANON — The same local man charged in a Hanover shooting Friday night was arrested for gunfire and felony restless conduct in this neighboring city that occurred moments later. (See related story left)
PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump, shrugging off objections from some critics that he was unwelcome, on Tuesday offered condolences at the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 Jewish worshipers were shot to death as thousands of mourners attended the first funerals for victims of the massacre.