California‘s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives.
A Custer State Park official says a western South Dakota wildfire hasn‘t spread past fire containment lines overnight.
The president of Florida State University says he has no timetable for reinstating Greek activities on campus, which were suspended in November after the death of a fraternity pledge.
Police in Southern California have seized 35,000 marijuana plants and shut down an operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month.
Music mogul Russell Simmons says on Instagram that he will "begin to properly defend" himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women that he raped them.
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors are taking part in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York - part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that‘s being organized by the Jewish Claims Conference.
Two cousins charged in the deaths of four young men found buried deep on a sprawling Pennsylvania farm say they didn‘t kill anyone.
The Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate is seeking a new trial for his conviction on illegal gun possession.
An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit‘s resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Debuting a new NBA All-Game format in which players will pick teams, the league has unveiled the voting schedule for its 2018 game.
The current editions of USC & Ohio State will meet at the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29.
A man charged with raping and killing a Massachusetts teacher‘s aide after abducting her from her night job in 1992 has pleaded not guilty.
A 24-year-old man has entered a plea in connection with a freeway crash that killed a fire chief in southern Michigan.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted 3-2 to repeal Obama-era "net neutrality" rules.
A registered child sex offender caught wearing a Santa Claus suit at a holiday party in Illinois last year may not have to spend a day behind bars after he pleaded guilty and received probation.
Fran Drescher is looking for love again.
Vice President Mike Pence will delay and curtail his upcoming trip to the Middle East to be on hand for an upcoming Senate tax vote and take into account the unwillingness of Palestinians and others to meet with him while in Egypt and Israel.
There will be a market for humanity‘s expansion beyond Earth orbit, industry experts said - but none of them can predict what form that market will take.
Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft.
A video of a 16-year-old boy and his classmates erupting in joy when they learn he was accepted to Harvard University is drawing millions of views online.
The Saints (9-4) will host the New York Jets (5-8) on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Robert Woods is ready to rejoin the Los Angeles Rams‘ playoff push.
The Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks square off in a critical NFC West game in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday.
The Chargers now sit on a four-game winning streak, blowing out their opponents 131-53 in that stretch.