Lava flowing in a rural Hawaii town continues to slow down and is estimated to reach a shopping center in about eight days.
Bob Simpson, a meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper’s custody.
A New York police officer seen on a smartphone video punching a teenage suspect during an arrest has been suspended.
The Israeli military says it has carried out an airstrike on a Hamas site in Gaza.
Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.
President Barack Obama praised the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Friday.
President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film.
Unemployment rates fell in 41 U.S. states in November and were unchanged in six more.
An explosion and fire early Friday morning killed two people and critically injured two others at an oil rig in southeastern Oklahoma.
The final Saturday before Christmas could turn out to be a bigger day for shoppers than Black Friday.
President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.
The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.
A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.