The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law.
A California man who was freed after serving 34 years of a life sentence for murder had the charges formally dismissed Wednesday.
A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of the Houston woman who claimed her.
A man was rescued from the tracks at a Washington Metro station after his wheelchair rolled off the platform.
A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy later died.
The maze of steel cages where bears and black leopards roamed for more than three decades are quiet now. The growls and roars of tigers and lions no longer echo across Kenny Hetrick's backyard and into his neighbor's windows.
As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say they fear too much about government surveillance still remains hidden from view to allow for a fully comprehensive public understanding.
The families of 11 of the people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are making it known that they have no association with a gun control group behind a Tim McGraw concert in Hartford this summer.
Police on horseback are helping to control hundreds of people at a Baltimore rally over the death of a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury in police custody.
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker who said he'd repeatedly pulled her ponytail when he visited the cafe near his home over a period of months, even after she'd told him to stop.
A pilot killed himself by intentionally crashing his plane into a field in Northern California a day after pleading not guilty to domestic violence charges, authorities said Tuesday
An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
A Texas sheriff has asked for an animal cruelty charge against a veterinarian who bragged on social media about killing a cat with an arrow.
A volunteer sheriff's deputy plans to vacation in the Bahamas while facing a second-degree manslaughter charge in Oklahoma, his attorneys told a judge Tuesday, drawing immediate criticism from the family of the man he killed.