After a welcome lull in powerful winds that drove Southern California’s massive wildfire, crews and homeowners braced Wednesday for the return of potentially dangerous gusts that could revive the flames.
The Latest on the new leader of South Africa’s ruling party (all times local): 12:50 a.m.
Three of Venezuela’s most influential opposition parties have effectively been stripped of the right to participate in next year’s presidential election.
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee delivered a dramatic speech Wednesday on the floor of the Senate to warn President Trump of “immediate and significant consequences” if he takes any action to remove Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
When the clergy sex abuse scandal erupted in Boston in 2002, Cardinal Bernard Law had every reason to think he would survive.
The Latest on the sentencing of a former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and terrorizing Jewish groups with bomb threats (all times local): 5:35 p.m.
Florida State University officials say they will incorporate some of the grand jury’s suggestions into reforming Greek life following the death of a fraternity pledge.
The New York Times announced that star reporter Glenn Thrush will not be fired but will be removed from the team of reporters covering the White House after being suspended last month amid allegations he sexually harassed co-workers.
The new leader of South Africa’s ruling party and the country’s likely next president is making his first speech as he tries to reunite the African National Congress at its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid.
Democrats sued Wednesday to keep Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold’s name on the 2018 ballot even though the congressman says he won’t seek a fifth term amid allegations of sexual harassment.
A Wisconsin man who sent an anti-government manifesto to President Trump and confessed to stealing a cache of firearms was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday.
Tom Hanks is the star of a new movie about the release of the top secret Pentagon Papers. Given the movie’s content and how it deals with the American media, Hanks says that he’s not interested in screening the film at the Trump White House if asked.
A Phoenix woman whose frequent flying to Detroit earned her access to the cockpit has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for repeatedly hauling cocaine in her luggage.
Britain’s First Secretary of State Damian Green has been forced to resign because of a pornography scandal.
Florida state Sen. Jack Latvala resigned Wednesday, one day after an investigation found credible evidence of sexual harassment, as well as allegations that he offered to support legislation in exchange for sexual favors.
Authorities have identified the third person killed in the deadly Amtrak derailment outside of Seattle as a man under federal supervision for a child pornography conviction.
Arkansas Supreme Court justices have asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by a judge who was barred from considering execution-related cases after blocking the use of a lethal injection drug and participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration.
As the White House takes its victory lap over the passage of the sweeping Republican tax overhaul, the IRS is scrambling to roll out new rules in time for 2018.
Elisabeth Weakland has read updates and scrolled through pictures online from a historic wildfire that started last week at South Dakota’s Custer State Park, but the Michigan homemaker said her family doesn’t plan to cancel their summer trip to the Black Hills.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is in the spotlight amid a new controversy surrounding FBI officials.