Jesse Jackson, who has disclosed he has Parkinson's disease, has been an activist, a presidential candidate and a guiding force in the civil rights movement in a public life that's spanned more than 50 years
It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse tells Iowa conservatives that Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect the party in next year's elections
Two U.S. servicemen whose remains were identified more than six decades after they were killed overseas during World War II will finally get funerals in their California hometowns
Residents who came to the aid of a rookie police officer who was fatally shot and killed during a traffic stop say he was "gasping for air" and not responsive when they arrived at the scene
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him
Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students' learning and sense of safety.
Conductors on New York City subway trains have been told to replace "ladies and gentlemen" when making announcements with the gender-neutral terms of "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."
PHOTO GALLERY: People pass by building destroyed by earthquake in Iraq; Rohingya Muslim children fly kite in refugee camp in Bangladesh; floodwaters sweep car into house in Greece.
Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol vehicle heading to an emergency call crashed with another car and then ran onto a sidewalk, killing two small boys and critically injuring their mother