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A standoff with an armed man inside a Trenton home has ended and three children taken hostage are safe, police said early Sunday.
Endorsements for president from newspaper editorial boards around McClatchy.
A man was fatally shot when a team of FBI agents swarmed an apartment complex near Universal Studios in Orlando.
At age 88, John Rigas could be a poster child for inmates who might seek early release from prison because of the hazards of advanced aging.
With the presidential election just days away and an apparent dead heat, the government reported Friday that employers added a stronger-than-expected 171,000 jobs, a boost to President Barack Obamas argument that the economy is steadily improving.
Authorities have now accounted for the last six people - all of them adults - who were believed to still be missing after the massive tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb.
When Jonnie R. Williams believed he had discovered a way to make tobacco less harmful, the Virginia car salesman-turned-entrepreneur tried to sell his method to anyone who would listen.
Oil giant BP will plead guilty to misconduct and felony criminal manslaughter for the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and led to the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Two 19-year-old Oklahoma men who took cover in a cellar during a deadly tornado were able to use their cellphones to get video of the twister as it passed over the home.
A federal panel Monday sided with environmentalists who have called for lengthy hearings on a plan to restart the ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant - a decision that further clouds the future of the twin reactors.