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Washington state has declared a drought emergency as Nevada, parts of Oregon and other Western states also deal with a lack of water.
The Cornhusker State became the first conservative state since 1973 to abolish the death penalty.
The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public.
The death toll continues to rise as authorities struggle to recover from punishing rains that unleashed floods throughout the state.
Plus: Theater gunman’s writings; IS sympathizers threaten airlines; financial vulnerability; Clinton emails.
Holiday weekend storms in Texas and Oklahoma killed 14 people, with at least 13 still missing.
As suicide rates of black children under 11 soar nationwide, city experts urge caregivers to ask children about suicide.
The storms in Texas have passed, but Pittsburgh native Stan Starrett is left with the debris of the home he has lived in since 1998.
A crash earlier this month in Philadelphia left eight people dead and about 200 injured.
The thieves accessed a system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other filings from previous years.
Plus: Lassa fever patient dies; justice to hear redistricting case; 2 die in Wal-Mart shooting; more to enter presidential race; and more.
Indian-American kids have placed a stranglehold on the bee, winning it now for seven years in a row and all but four of the last 15 years.
Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders aims to ignite a grass-roots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Family members and survivors in a 2008 Calif. crash sought to pressure Congress to lift the $200 million liability cap per rail accident.
Plus: 6 planes threatened, B.B. King poisioned?, Illinois Dems’ budget, Protester leaves Shell ship
Federal authorities saw a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said.
This May is already the wettest on record for several cities in the southern Plains states, with days still to go and more rain on the way.
Protesters took to the streets after Officer Michael Brelo, 31, was acquitted on charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.
After a fight between rival gangs outside a crowded restaurant left nine dead, police rounded up everyone on the scene wearing biker vests.
In Texas, crews searched for people believed to be missing after a vacation home was swept away by a river swollen from a line of storms.
Speaking to 5,000 people at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama called the burial place “more than a final resting place for fallen heroes.”
The FBI says it believes the same caller made the threats and the airliners were being screened as a precaution.
Researchers took air samples in Carroll County, Ohio, where there are 480 permitted wells — the most in any of the state’s 88 counties.
The combined companies could have as many as 23 million customers, just behind Comcast's 27.2 million customers.
Now retired, Barry A. Baldwin was known to his Drug Enforcement Administration colleagues as “The Wizard” for his expertise in wiretaps.
Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have allowed the NSA to search the records held by phone companies on a case-by-case basis.
A pending article in the peer-reviewed journal Water Policy sets out to refine some early versions of the factors that led to the disaster.
The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been used for 50 years to acquire land of special historical or environmental significance.
Plus: Senate approves stop-gap to extend funding for highways; water lost in California after dam vandalized; and more.
Plus: Burundi opposition leader fatally shot; Somalia towns captured; and more.
Nearly 900 pages of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private account provide little apparent fuel for a Republican probe of her actions.
Environmentalists have praised the new rule, but it has attracted fierce opposition from several business interests.
He argued that his approach to the problems in the Middle East flows from an interpretation of Jewish values.
Majority Republicans, in a rare alliance with the president, overcame opposition from the chamber’s most powerful Democrats.
The shift does not end the stalemate in Congress that threatens to disrupt bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.
Washington state and others are trying to revamp police training to produce officers who are more community-friendly.
Plus: Pipeline ordered tested after spill; oil platform shuts down; cigarette packs must carry warning; suspect arrested in D.C. murders
The trial of the officer, Michael Brelo, played out amid broader questions about how the police interact with African-Americans and use
Charles Johnston’s plane went missing over New Guinea in 1944. This is how he made his way back home.
Mr. Obama said the U.S. and its allies aren’t losing against the Islamic State, but more should be done to help Iraq reseize lost territory.
The testing should be shortened by 90 minutes next year.
The woman was found killed Thursday, as was her teenage son, and her former boyfriend was being sought to face charges.
Robert Gates, also a former defense secretary, made the statement at the organization’s annual meeting.
Plus: Democratic lawmakers condemn President Obama’s “jailing” of migrant mothers and children; environmentalists rallying after oil spill.
It was a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
In a commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy, President Obama tied his urging for action on climate change to national security.
The Senate voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill granting the White House authority to speed trade deals through Congress.
Plus: Bill would end death penalty; meat labeling rules; oil spill settlement; drug raids; shielding foes of gay marriage ’Happy’
As much as a fifth of the 105,000 gallons may have leaked out reached the sea, according to estimates.
The latest recall expansion made it one of the largest safety recalls in the country’s history.