New York State troopers said Friday that a 20-year-old New York college student has been charged with killing a young volunteer firefighter after a year-long investigation.
Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice.
The wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through Gatlinburg also stole an iconic venue from this city at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains whose nickname is "the wedding capital of the South." All that remains of Cupid's Chapel of Love is a heart-shaped pink sign with the name spelled out in Barbie-doll-style cursive lettering.
The child-protection system in Texas should be revamped to better monitor adoptions and prevent a reoccurrence of the seven special-needs children found near Houston isolated and living in filthy conditions, child advocates say.
New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers.
Funeral services for one of two south Georgia police officers killed in the line of duty are planned for Sunday.
The Stanford marching band has been temporarily suspended through next spring after a panel found repeated violations of school policies.
Authorities say a Florida mother has been charged with driving under the influence for a crash that killed her two boys.