Crashes and deaths rose at rail crossings last year, reversing a long trend of decreases.
Advocates for Palestinians say the divest and sanction movement is a non-violent way to pressure Israel into ending human rights abuses.
Christie reintroduces himself to a national audience that has seen him fade from favor among Republicans.
New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that two killed or captured escaped murderers had intended first to go to Mexico.
County clerks in South reluctantly issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The court said the sedative drug does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
The governor said Sweat initially was listed in stable condition but was downgraded to critical Sunday night.
The plane wound up behind the two-story colonial, where a section of the tail and a charred wing rested on a hillside in the yard.
The argument against independent commissions rests in the Constitution’s Election Clause.
The real estate mogul is one of many contenders for the GOP nomination for president.
Overall attendance was expected to be in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.
The Jewish People Policy Institute said there are currently 14.2 million Jews in the world.
It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.
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Some 1,300 members of law enforcement took part in the search through the forests and bogs of northern New York.
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The justices ruled in a 5-4 decision that the EPA should have weighed the cost of compliance in deciding whether to regulate the pollutants.
Squirrel Hill native Evan Wolfson has led the national fight for same-sex marriage for more than 30 years.
As society has evolved and gambling has spread, legalized sports betting in the U.S. is becoming an increasingly real possibility.
Some members of Congress want to pass federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT people in employment and housing.
After Supreme Court ruling favoring the Affordable Care Act, the opposing reaction in Congress and courts is likely to be far from unified.
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David Sweat is in custody after being shot by police near the Canadian border.
Religious leaders who oppose same-sex marriage lamented the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
President Barack Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America’s racial history Friday.
Ohio was one of the states that did not recognize same-sex marriages until Friday’s Supreme Court ruling.
Though same-sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania, it’s still legal to discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Mr. Roof, 21, was arrested and charged last week in the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
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The 5-4 ruling ends a lengthy legal and political journey through courts and legislatures that began more than 30 years ago.
The shots rang out as law enforcement officers zeroed in on Friday on an area of remote terrain in Franklin County.
President Barack Obama called the decision “a big step in our march toward equality.”
Funerals were held Thursday for the first two of the nine victims of last week’s fatal shootings in Charleston, S.C.
A judge in Kansas halted a new law, the first of its kind in the nation, that would have banned the most second-trimester abortion method.
The Supreme Court ruled that it will allow housing bias lawsuits based on actions that have a discriminatory impact.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court decision affirming gay marriage is having a swift impact in states that banned same-sex couples from
The Supreme Court issued its decision Thursday on the second major challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
The scene was more like a Saturday night than a Friday morning, with some celebrants buying rounds of cocktails.
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The justices’ 6-3 ruling marked the second major victory for President Obama since he signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.
He has joined the field of more than a dozen Republicans contenders for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
Cornell William Brooks delivered a message of resilience Wednesday at the Hill House Association.
In state after state, the Confederate symbols embraced by the shooting suspect have suddenly come under official disrepute.
The legislation was long-sought by the president but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party.
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To the victims, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said: “I pray for your relief, for your healing.”
South Carolina’s legislature took the first steps on Tuesday to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds.
Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Missouri gathering of black community leaders that the Confederate flag should not fly anywhere in the nation.
National Trust names Chautauqua amphitheater to its list of 13 most endangered historic places.
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