President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.
As the North Korean soldier who made a daring escape across the DMZ recovers, six servicemen, including three Americans, were honored for their bravery in facing North Korean fire.
The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.
An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.
Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.
After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.
Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine's breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled "Luhansk People's Republic" (LNR), said on Wednesday. Plotnitsky sacked Igor Kornet, the local interior minister, on Monday. "How else can you call the situation when the person fired by court from his job is attempting to conduct some operations by force? This an attempt to seize power," Plotnitsky's website quoted him as saying during a meeting with reporters. ...
Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.