Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.
Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.
Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised.
A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt found that college coaches who command robust salaries are worth the money because of the value they bring to their universities.
The moves comes after Somalia's government regained control of a prison seized by militants.
The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.
Los Angeles’s decaying roads, sidewalks and water system reflect the challenges many American cities face after years of belt-tightening prompted them to delay basic maintenance.
Calls for a federal review after the state police say a 22-year-old black man fatally shot himself in Louisiana while handcuffed in the back of a cruiser.
Crowdpac aims to produce a data-driven voter guide to help voters decide which candidates to support.
Most adhered to the request though several protesters did walk onto Interstate 270 holding up their hands, slowing and then stopping traffic for about four minutes before walking onto the shoulder.
Washington is facing international pressure to ease its ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union.
More than 12 years after the Bush administration first sent detainees to the prison in Cuba, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close it before leaving office.
NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force that could be sent to a hot spot.
President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one who "placed a bet on America's workers."
It appears New York City police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on drug user who later died in custody, Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.
In California, more homeowners are experimenting with dyeing their lawns to keep them bright shades of green.
The two challengers to Gov. Sean Parnell are discussing merging their campaigns, with neither seen as being able to win a three-way race with the incumbent.