A divided federal appeals court ruled that a decades-old federal law indefinitely banning people committed to mental health treatment from owning a gun could violate the Second Amendment.
A Louisiana energy company is asking a federal judge to reverse the cancellation of a 33-year-old oil and gas lease on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.
This resort island was once mobbed with international tourists who loved the sparkling blue water, fine white sand and flawless sunny days.
West Virginia officials say a copperhead snake bit a worker at the state Capitol complex.
A soldier is accused of killing a transgender woman in West Texas, and the FBI is investigating whether it was a hate crime.
A man accused of driving off a Seattle freeway ramp and killing a teen who was sleeping inside a tent has been charged with vehicular homicide and hit-and-run.
A social media campaign drew hundreds to a march demanding President Enrique Pena Nieto’s resignation as Mexico prepared for its annual independence celebration.
The Latest on a police shooting of an armed man in New York City (all times local): 7:30 p.m.
A Missouri man considered a person of interest in his ex-girlfriend’s 2007 disappearance remains in jail after being charged with burning another missing woman’s SUV.
A former airman at Dover Air Force Base has been given 18 months of probation in the death of a 21-month-old boy who was left in his care while his mother was deployed overseas.
Police say a man with a meat cleaver has attacked an officer in New York City and has been shot at least twice during a struggle with officers trying to subdue him.
A Canadian citizen who was detained in China for two years over accusations of spying has been freed and has returned to Canada.
A Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric Turkey accuses of masterminding July’s abortive coup is again condemning a Turkish government crackdown on his supporters.
The University of California, Berkeley law school’s former dean has filed a lawsuit accusing school officials of singling him out because of his race for a second investigation of sexual harassment allegations.
Relatives of a black man fatally shot after a foot chase by a white police officer say other officers were “disrespectful” when they applauded the former officer after he was indicted on a manslaughter charge.
A former convict charged with the attempted murder of two jail officers in California has pleaded not guilty.
Kansas State University is distancing itself from a derogatory photo tagged to its Facebook site that depicts two young women in apparent blackface along with a racist slur.
A man was shot Thursday near New York’s Herald Square after he attacked a police officer with a meat cleaver, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
A 6-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in North Carolina has been found, and a registered sex offender has been charged with kidnapping.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says it has received two separate complaints that students were told they would be punished for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance, an act protected as free speech.