The tanker, carrying $100 million worth of oil from Iraq, was in international waters and could not be seized by U.S. Marshals, the news agency says.
In about one-third of U.S. households, the sound of a phone or doorbell ringing may trigger a desire to duck.
The video is harrowing. It shows two women narrowly escaping death after a train is unable to come to a stop before running them over.
A 90-year-old water main broke near the University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, spilling 8 million to 10 million gallons of water.
The Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would keep transportation dollars flowing until December. But it has not yet solved the problem of how to avoid any disruption in highway spending.
A federal appeals court has rejected a Mississippi law that would have forced the state's only abortion clinic to close.
McDonald's shares responsibility for how workers are treated at its franchised restaurants, the general counsel's office for the National Labor Relations Board announced Tuesday.
As many as 19 people were killed when a shell struck a school run by the United Nations in Gaza, this morning.
The NCAA has reached a settlement with former athletes that provides $75 million for medical monitoring and research into head injuries. The settlement also calls for a change in the way schools handle head trauma.
The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a 2012 rule that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees.