Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations.
More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo."
ARANSAS PASS, Texas - This should be Yahaira Montemayor's fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother's house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings.
VALDOSTA, Ga. — Much of the Southeast this week can expect sunny skies and warmer temperatures that feel more like summer after feeling the effects of Harvey and most recently taking a beating from Irma. However, there's another hurricane looming on the horizon that those in the nation’s southern states need to follow closely.
Hurricane Maria with top winds of 120 miles (193 kilometers) per hour, was 60 miles east of Martinique and bearing down on Dominica and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said in an 11 a.m. advisory.
For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese.
A more expansive checkup is part of a pioneering effort in Vermont to keep people healthy while simplifying the typical jumble of private and public insurers that pays for health care. The underlying premise is simple: Reward doctors and hospitals financially when patients are healthy, not just when they come in sick.
Georgia Tech police shot and killed the president of the Pride Alliance student group Saturday night in full view of dorm residents.
A weakened Hurricane Jose could graze the Northeast as Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, gaining strength and possibly heading toward the U.S. in a week.
Brian Chaney of Farmington Hills, Michigan, said a teacher consultant forced his 11-year-old son, Stone, to stand for the pledge late last week at East Middle School. Chaney called the action a violation of his son's civil rights, explaining that Stone had been making a personal decision not to salute the American flag - but to honor God and his family - for the past several years.
After 46 Pennsylvania children died and another 79 suffered serious injuries in 2016, investigators issued a damning report last week that concluded the state's child protects services system is "broken."
An Oklahoma man is facing felony perjury charges after he testified in court his wife had died in an accident. Investigators say his wife is alive and well, and the man's story was an attempt to garner sympathy and financial gain.
Hurricane Jose churned toward the U.S. Northeast and could cause swells along the coast by midweek, according to the National Hurricane Center, while Norma is aiming for Mexico's Baja California and a new system is gathering strength in the Caribbean as a busy tropical weather season grinds on.
Since 2014, Hoggle has been locked in a state psychiatric hospital, held on misdemeanor charges of neglect, abduction and hindering in connection with Jacob and Sarah's disappearances. Doctors have said she is not mentally fit to participate in a trial.
U.S. Army recruiters have abruptly canceled enlistment contracts for hundreds of foreign-born military recruits since last week, upending their lives and potentially exposing many to deportation, according to several affected recruits and a former Army officer familiar with their situation.
ANTIGUA — The seemingly back-to-back strikes of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left millions of Americans displaced, with many survivors miles and miles from the homes they left behind.
Smaller cities across the U.S. want their chance to vie for Amazon's newly announced second headquarters. The HQ2, as Amazon is calling it, is expected to hire 50,000 highly paid workers and invest some $5 billion in construction and operation.
VALDOSTA, Ga. — The owners of a Georgia-based company who were sued in connection with a 2016 Ferris wheel accident in which three children were injured claim one of the kids was at fault, according to federal court records.
A Missouri day care operator was charged Thursday in federal court with secretly taking a client's baby to Arkansas for visits with a couple with whom she was trying to arrange an illegal adoption of the infant.
MADISON COUNTY, Ky. — More and more communities affected by the nation’s barreling opioid epidemic are focusing on accountability and are taking their concerns straight to the source — the opioid distributors.
On average, 23 children were shot each day in the United States in 2015, according to a Post review of the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. That's at least one bullet striking a growing body every 63 minutes.
In total, an estimated 8,400 children were hit, and more died — 1,458 — than in any year since at least 2010. That death toll exceeds the entire number of U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan this decade.
Many incidents, though, never become public because they happen in small towns or the injuries aren't deemed newsworthy or the triggers are pulled by teens committing suicide.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to reconsider parts of an Obama-era effort to regulate potentially toxic waste known as coal ash, again siding with energy-industry efforts to slow or reverse standards put in place in recent years.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump weighed in Friday on an attack in London by a "loser terrorist" and used the episode to call for an expansion of his travel ban that has temporarily blocked entry into the United States by citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.
Even as the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma begin to recede, significant but less obvious health threats remain. The standing water the storms have left behind will almost certainly cause an explosion of the mosquito population.
Talk of a deal could put hardliner legislators in the difficult position of deciding whether to support a deal struck by a president who won their state, even if it incurs the wrath of conservatives opposed to any compromise over DACA recipients.
AUSTIN — Construction crews recently wrapped up work on James Gaines’ new house in College Station, where he’s the chief economist at Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center.
When the pioneers arrived at Independence Landing, they reassembled their wagons and journeyed six miles south to Independence Square where they acquired supplies, made repairs, and joined other emigrants to form wagon trains and head to Oregon or California.
Retail prices for specialty prescription drugs widely used by older Americans ballooned by an average of 9.6 percent between 2014 and 2015, the highest increase since at least 2006, while retail prices for some generic drugs saw more mixed results, with 11 percent showing price increases according to two new AARP Public Policy Institute reports released Thursday.
Retired State Police Troop B Commander Charles Guess is consultant on prison breakout mini-series, will play himself in Showtime production.
Ronald Scott, an Air Force colonel and aircraft commander, was declared missing in action after a March 15, 1966, crash over northern Vietnam. His remains were recently identified through DNA and dental analysis.
As residents in north Florida and south Georgia began assessing the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma, officials in both states briefly considered closing one of the nation’s busiest interstate highways as a swollen river threatened to engulf a small bridge near Gainesville, Fla.
A former city hall clerk is accused of stealing a set of silver antique plates valued at $10,000 and pawning them in for a fraction of their worth.
WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders announced late Wednesday that they agreed with President Trump to pursue a legislative deal that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation and enact border security measures that don't include building a physical wall.
At least eight elderly people died in a sweltering South Florida nursing home after it apparently lost its air conditioning amid ongoing, widespread power outages related to Hurricane Irma.
In southwest Ohio, people die from drug overdoses at more than double the national rate. In the future, whether someone survives could hinge on what county they are in.
AUSTIN — Massive floods have swamped Houston before, but Hurricane Harvey is prompting policy makers and residents to assess the environmental and economic impact of natural disasters anew.
Bishop Woods, a Murray State defensive lineman, and his fiancee, Caitlin Myers, were looking for someone to marry them and, when Racers offensive line coach Brian Hamilton mentioned to Woods that he happens to be an ordained minister, the time - a Tuesday afternoon - and the place - the 50-yard line at Roy Stewart Stadium - were perfect.
Researchers studying the flu vaccine in pregnancy have found a hint of a possible link between miscarriage early in pregnancy and the flu vaccine in women who received a certain version of the vaccine two years in a row.
With Hurricane Irma finally coming to an end, millions of people in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama are left without power. Although power outages can be inconvenient for many, for others outages pose serious and sometimes fatal threats. In a Florida nursing home, 6 residents died and 100 were evacuated after the facility lost power.
A veteran Massachusetts police officer is on paid administrative leave after he “lost control” at an accident scene early Monday morning in an incident that was captured on video and shared via social media.
A state senator from Oklahoma tendered his resignation Tuesday, the same day he turned himself in to authorities on a charge of felony sexual battery.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Millions of Floridians grappled with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, confronting a sweltering reality: More than 40 percent of Florida still lacked electricity, and for some of them, the lights might not come back on for days or even weeks.