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.
Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013.
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s legalization of marijuana unconstitutional.
Pedestrians were filing out of a church Christmas service when a car sped around other vehicles at a red light.
Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys.
Pennsylvania man accused of murdering parents, then dismembering and discarding their bodies.
Church destroyed by Joplin, Missouri tornado holds mass in its own sanctuary for first time in three years.
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms.