Exchanges of rockets and airstrikes continue between Israel and militants in Gaza, one week after violence broke out in the area.
Legal marijuana sales are set to begin in Washington state as early as Tuesday after authorities began issuing retail licenses to stores.
This week two different sets of authors sent open letters to their "readers" urging them to take one side or the other in the ongoing controversy.
A "knit-in" was broken up in South Burlington on Wednesday, after five women who are unhappy with a Vermont Gas pipeline plan occupied the utility's waiting room — and occupied themselves by knitting.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some public employees cannot be required to contribute to unions.
Remember last week when President Obama said he planned to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq? Well, the U.S. couldn't do it until the Iraqi government gave U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution, through what's called a "diplomatic note."
A Georgia inmate convicted of rape and murder has become the first person to be executed in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of a prisoner in Oklahoma.
Illinois became the first state in the union to ban microbeads, the tiny bits of plastic found in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap.
The L.A. Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in a dramatic Game 7 overtime win.
In the first ruling of its kind, District Judge Gladys Kessler has halted the force-feeding of a Syrian man being detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.