Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.
An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools.
Immigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities.
Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist who is charged with posing as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally.
Ohio is beginning preparations to execute a condemned killer for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing.
A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate is shocking gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago.
A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black.
The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award.
The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.
The U.S. Army is reversing course on discharging one immigrant recruit who enlisted through a program that promised him a path to citizenship.
Texas prisoner put to death for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago.
Scientists have found more moons circling Jupiter, bringing the total to 79 at the giant gas planet.
Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing challenger Cynthia Nixon when it comes to campaign contributions, but the Democrat can't shake questions about some past donors.