An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of ocean Wednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out.
Residents in a small northern Colorado town are on edge after a bicyclist was shot and killed on a rural road, about a month after a woman was shot in the neck as she drove through the area on a busy highway.
A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.
A West Virginia teacher has been suspended without pay for showing part of the erotic movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" to students as a reward for good work.
Officials say a mother with five young children has been arrested after officers discovered the family in a filthy, "unlivable" home where roaches crawled on a sleeping child.
An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher.
A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments.
Lonely and hurting, two men lie in narrow beds in a Kiev hospital as controversy swirls around them.
A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.
Authorities are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a Montana 17-year-old who fired a bullet through his bedroom window and killed a friend, in a case an investigator has described as an accident.
A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday.
A little boy in Alabama is spreading a message of kindness after insisting his mom buy a meal for a homeless man.
A man who spent nearly 40 years in prison for a murder he did not commit filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the city of Cleveland and the police officers whom he says helped frame him in 1975.
Two former students in a community college ultrasound program say they were punished for objecting to a policy that encouraged students to undergo an invasive vaginal procedure to become better technicians.
A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot, police said Tuesday.