The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday urged the organization to drop its ban on gay adults, saying the outdated policy would eventually crumble under the weight of social, political and legal forces.
An 11-year-old California boy donned a cap and gown on Wednesday — to receive a college degree.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has begun a filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor to protest the renewal of the Patriot Act.
Egg prices are climbing as the deaths of millions of hens from bird flu begins to tighten the nation's egg supply.
In his Pakistani redoubt where he hid for years from American intelligence services, Osama bin Laden worked as a CEO-in-exile for al Qaeda, sending letters to his operatives.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and other authorities are raiding pharmacies, pain clinics and other facilities in four states as part of an aggressive crackdown on prescription pain drug abuse, federal law enforcement sources told NBC News.
Crews are rushing to contain an oil spill that has befouled four miles of scenic California coastline just before the Memorial Day holiday.
Amputee Niki Rellon isn't letting the loss of a leg stop her from hiking the Appalachian Trail.
President Obama signs into law the National Blue Alert Act of 2015, named in honor of New York Police Department Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were fatally shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn, N.Y., on December 20th, 2014.
Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.
Fans who attended the NCAA Softball Regionals at Louisiana Lafayette on Sunday took it upon themselves to show some patriotism.
If you're planning to grill out this Memorial Day weekend, there's a hotline if you need help.
Walmart is taking on Amazon with its own unlimited shipping service.
Iraq's prime minister took to Facebook last month and announced a bold goal to the world. His military had just won a big victory in Tikrit, American airstrikes were helping, and ISIS appeared to be in retreat.
Video posted on YouTube shows a North Carolina man’s close encounter with one of the powerful tornadoes that hit Illinois near Rockford.
For some students finals have arrived, and now a new study finds they may actually perform better on tests, if they don't carry a cell phone to class.
Summer vacations are just around the corner and if you haven't planned yours yet it's not too late!
There's a brand new synthetic marijuana hitting the streets and it is completely different than anything the experts have seen in the past.
A 125 pound Great Dane sings along with her owner for America's fallen heroes, both human and canine.
A 102-year-old who was denied a Ph.D. by the Nazi regime in the 1930s is to finally receive the honor following the successful defense of her thesis.