Under the cover of darkness and on the eve of Memorial Day, President Obama landed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit with U.S. troops.
Tennessee's governor has signed a bill that would allow the state to use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
Texas is scheduled to put a man to death this afternoon, marking the first time the death penalty is exercised in the United States, since Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton Lockett.
The Department of Education has released a list of 55 colleges and universities facing investigation under Title IX for their handling of sexual abuse claims.
The National Rifle Association's national convention drew a counter-demonstration in Indianapolis this weekend, as advocates for gun control press their own agenda near the convention center hosting the event.
Minneapolis has designated the second Monday of October, the federal Columbus Day holiday, as Indigenous Peoples Day.
America may have a shot at rejoining the world's most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the Lumina Foundation.
Things have changed. That was the message delivered during a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act on Wednesday.
Mickey Rooney, the legendary actor who got his first Hollywood role at the age of 6 and starred in more than 200 films over the course of a turbulent career, has died. He was 93.
An analysis of DNA from chicken bones collected in the South Pacific appears to dispel a long-held theory that the ubiquitous bird first arrived in South America aboard an ancient Polynesian seafarer's ocean-going outrigger.