President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.
An Arizona State University student is dead after she fell while rappelling from a cliff in the Tonto National Forest.
A man set a Pittsburgh-area fire that killed six people last fall, four of them children, because he wanted to get revenge on someone in the house, according to authorities.
A sheriff says authorities are following up on tips related to the search for two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are accused of blazing a trail of crime across the South.
A Hawaii jury has convicted an adoption advocate of sexually assaulting two girls.
Authorities say a baby who was found on fire in the middle of a residential road outside a southern New Jersey home has died from its injuries.
The justices agreed Friday to decide a major civil rights question: whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
Standing in a prison chow hall, Richard Chavez Jr. outlines his past: violent felon, former gang member, the fourth member of his family to go to prison. Then his future: owner of a mobile counseling youth service that goes where the troubled kids are.
For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the Union address and try to convince lawmakers newly empowered to block his agenda that they should instead join with him on education, cyberprotection and national security proposals.
Activists in Seattle and Miami squared off Saturday afternoon over the future of an orca named Lolita.
A French court has upheld the Paris police chief's order to ban a planned demonstration against radical Islamists in the wake of France's worst terrorism in decades.
Law enforcement officials in southwest Ohio say two people attempted to smuggle a heroin-laced Bible into the county justice center.
A 25-year-old man with terminal cancer got his wish fulfilled when he married his longtime girlfriend in the New York City hospice where he is living out his last days.
A Florida man had "several pockets full of ammunition" when he targeted his wife in a shooting Saturday morning that killed two people at a mall food court where the woman worked, police said.