Firefighters struggled Thursday to get the upper hand on a massive wildfire along Northern California's picturesque Big Sur coastline, where anxious residents awaited word on their homes and popular parks and trails closed at the height of tourist season.
Donald Trump entertained an Iowa audience Thursday with an animated account of how he would have wrung a better nuclear deal out of Iran if he'd been president when it was negotiated. But there was more fable than fact in his soliloquy.
Investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to a man accused of abducting and killing an Ohio college student, and they were looking into whether it was used to hold other victims, according to search warrants released Thursday.
A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday.
Many of this city's deepest challenges remain unresolved after the collapse of the criminal case against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose broken neck in police custody caused so much upheaval. Here's a look at the to-do lists of those involved.
Some Bernie Sanders delegates are shifting to Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein, while others are planning a political strategy to help Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in key states in hope of raising their group’s political influence.
Brazil has used a new anti-terror law to make another detention on grounds that the suspect was an Islamic State sympathizer. His lawyer denied any such connection and said no specific allegations had been made. But the arrest adds to security concerns, with the start of the Olympic Games just days away.
A landmark court ruling that forces a loosening of Texas voter-ID rules is giving the Democrat in a close congressional race an edge. Pete Gallego, a Latino Democrat running in the majority Latino District 23, is counting on voter turnout to win his old seat back from Will Hurd, an African-American Republican who beat Gallego in 2014. The 800-mile district stretches from San Antonio, along the border, to El Paso.
Michelle Obama made clear this week that she is all-in for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Her captivating speech was an early turning point for Democrats after a rocky start to their convention – and made an emotional case for electing Clinton.