NEW YORK (AP) - From New York's Liberty Island to Alaska's Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all but the most critical government services for the first time in nearly two decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department says 524 schools - out of about 100,000 - have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.
LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Nearly three dozen migrants marched across the U.S.-Mexico border without papers Monday, the latest group of a younger generation brought to the U.S. illegally as children that seeks to confront head-on immigration policies they consider unjust.
NEW YORK (AP) - CNN and NBC on Monday backed out of high-profile television projects about Hillary Rodham Clinton they had been working on for months.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials offered a staunch defense Monday of their proposal to drop legal protections for the gray wolf in most of the country, as opponents rallied in the nation's capital before the first in a series of public hearings on the plan.
NEW YORK (AP) - New York is indeed an expensive place, but experts say that alone doesn't explain a recent report that found the city's annual cost per inmate was $167,731 last year - nearly as much as it costs to pay for four years of tuition at an Ivy League university.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president's health care law.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran would open its nuclear facilities to international inspectors as part of broad negotiations with the United States that could eventually restore diplomatic relations between the adversaries and those talks have the backing of the nation's supreme leader, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Sunday.
LA schools reports 71 iPads are missing
DETROIT (AP) - Obama administration officials said Friday that they are sending someone to Detroit to oversee a federal effort that includes millions of dollars in grants to help fix the beleaguered city - a situation one adviser described as "an exceptional circumstance."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Even as the Army faces shrinking budgets, an audit shows it paid out $16 million in paychecks over a 2 ½-year period to soldiers designated as AWOL or as deserters, the second time since 2006 the military has been dinged for the error.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The southwestern New Mexico city that's played home to "Breaking Bad" is preparing for the end, with the Emmy-award winning series airing its last episode on Sunday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A would-be robber tried to shoot a startled diner at a McDonald's in Fort Worth, but his gun jammed, police and witnesses said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An upscale shopping center in the heart of Salt Lake City is suing a Utah man charged with plotting a mass shooting at the mall, claiming his threats brought bad publicity and led workers and shoppers to fear for their safety.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of "a dangerous few" without depending on Congress to ...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts highlighted changes Thursday to federal court rules that he hopes will make lawsuits less expensive and time consuming.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we ...
MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.
NEW YORK (AP) - Operator, won't you help me replace this call?
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a ...
The California Department of Water Resources its first snow survey Tuesday and determined that water content in the state's snowpack is 136 percent of ...
FAIRFIELD (AP) - A 51-year-old California woman who is accused of intentionally drowning her grandson in a bathtub has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
PALOS VERDES ESTATES . (AP) - So much for hanging loose.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Drought has caused water levels in the northern portion of Utah's Great Salt Lake to drop to a historic low ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from ...
NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that ...