He was a gregarious, spontaneous child, his father said, a handful at times who loved music and playing the guitar.
The WikiLeaks organization and a handful of journalists are asking a federal judge in Baltimore to order greater transparency in the court-martial of an Army private who has acknowledged sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
Authorities in South Florida say a man is charged with murder because he was overheard discussing the killing when his cellphone pocket-dialed 911.
The focus of the Jodi Arias murder trial now turns to the jury as it decides whether to impose a life or death sentence.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper indefinitely delayed the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap on Wednesday and said he was unlikely to allow it as long as he is governor.
An atheist lawmaker's decision to give the daily prayer at the Arizona House of Representatives triggered a do-over from a Christian lawmaker who said the previous day's prayer didn't pass muster.
A Minnesota teenager whose farewell song became a YouTube sensation has died after a fight with bone cancer.
An attorney for the neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is asking a judge to deny prosecutors' request that the teen's marijuana use be off limits.
A civil liberties group has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an ex-Marine, claiming his rights were violated when he was detained in a psychiatric facility after posting anti-government messages on Facebook.
President Barack Obama will present singer-songwriter Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on Wednesday night, the first woman to receive the award given by the Library of Congress
The Chicago Board of Education has made a final vote to close 50 schools.
Attorney General Eric Holder says four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009.
The Army psychiatrist accused gunning down 13 people and wounding 32 others at Fort Hood in 2009 has fired his attorneys and told a military judge he wants to represent himself, Fox News has learned.
A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine and who were on probation in their son's 2009 pneumonia death have been charged with murder after a second child died.
Michelle Obama said Wednesday that stories of toil and sweat by slaves once held at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history, including her own personal story, and are "as vital to our national memory as any other."
A Colorado judge has released five search warrants filed hours after the Aurora movie theater shooting that show where investigators immediately looked for leads.
The Jodi Arias murder trial has drawn international attention for its graphic tales of sex and lies.
Several Federal Reserve policymakers this month favored slowing the Fed's efforts to maintain record-low long-term interest rates as early as June -- if the economy showed strong and sustained growth. But those officials appeared at odds over what evidence would demonstrate such gains.
Investigators searching for a 15-year-old Iowa girl who was abducted this week have recovered her backpack along with one belonging to a 12-year-old who escaped from the kidnapper.
One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp.
Stocks are moving higher Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said it was too soon for the central bank to pull back on its economic stimulus programs. Investors were also encouraged by news that sales of previously-occupied U.S. homes rose last month to the highest level in three and a half years.
Wildlife officials are investigating an online video that shows a man jumping on two manatees.
The United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom of their country" if President Bashar Assad's regime does...
A Utah woman forced a 10-year-old girl to wear an unflattering wardrobe to school after a teacher said she was bullying another classmate over the way she dressed.
A U.S. official says the Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system that will allow the department to better share and merge its data with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Federal regulators said Wednesday that they are conducting a special inspection of a nuclear power plant outside North Carolina's capital city that was forced to shut down last week after operators discovered corrosion and cracking in the reactor vessel's covering.
The Chicago Board of Education was expected to take a final vote Wednesday on whether to close 53 schools, an ambitious proposal that sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define — for better or worse — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's term in office.
A Boston church official who once claimed to be an associate of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been arrested on charges of stealing money from the church.
Brokenhearted skateboarders who have long been denied access to Philadelphia's internationally renowned Love Park may have a new object of affection.
Twelve-year-old Sathwik Karnik of Norfolk, Mass., has won the 2013 National Geographic Bee.