New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle…

Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness

The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks out for…

The mother of one of the students killed in last week's school shooting is voicing her opposition to unfettered gun rights

The Latest: White House team off to Singapore for…

A White House team is heading to Singapore to work on logistics for President Donald Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Police: Officer's gun goes off, striking man in burning home

Police say an officer's gun discharged during an altercation, striking a man who refused to leave a burning house in Maryland

Viewpoint: Is Trump playing into Kim Jong-un's…

North Korea expert Jean Lee describes the best possible outcome of a summit with Kim Jong-un.

Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery…

Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'

Just Standing Near a BBQ Grill May Increase…

A newly published study says skin absorbs cancer causing compounds that are released by barbecue grills.

California's Feinstein drops support for death…

California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer supports the death penalty

Los Angeles police Investigate complaints against USC doctor

Police have opened a criminal investigation into years of complaints against a University of Southern California gynecologist accused in lawsuits of groping patients

Wall Street gains on Fed's moderate approach to…

Wall Street made small gains Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve suggested higher inflation may not result in faster interest rate hikes. Fred Katayama reports.

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at…

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system

Acclaimed Nigerian author speaks at Harvard Class…

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has addressed Harvard University's graduates at the school's annual pre-commencement Class Day festivities

Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after…

Uber's self-driving cars won't return to streets of Arizona following crash that killed woman crossing a darkened street

Tennessee Parole Board divided over release in…

The Tennessee Board of Parole is divided on whether to release a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute

The Latest: Brother contacts police after Vegas…

Las Vegas police received a call five days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history from a brother of the gunman

After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar…

From the design of school buildings to video games, here's what the gun lobby says leads to school shootings

Saddam's Superyacht Gets a New Use

Saddam Hussein's swanky superyacht , built for the Iraqi dictator in 1981 but never actually boarded by him, has a new use: It's a sailors' hotel, to be used by the sea pilots who guide shipping in and out of Iraq's port at Basra, many of whom live far from the...

Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm…

Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico are causing flooding in the Southeastern United States ahead of what could become the season's first tropical storm