Obama’s speech in Chicago on Jan. 10 is expected to serve as his closing words to the nation as president.
A federal judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation of Dylann Roof to take place this weekend and a hearing for Monday. In response, attorneys acting as Roof’s standby counsel asked for a delay, suggesting one week. The federal judge said no.
With a picture of Michael lighting up the backdrop of the stage, Elton John performed “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”
The Philadelphia Zoo says its 25-year-old big cat named Zenda recently experienced a severe decline in mobility and behavior.
The Columbus-bound Cessna Citation 525 departed Burke Lakefront Airport late Thursday with three children and three adults aboard and vanished from radar about 2 miles over the lake.
The comedy trio Friend Dog Studios captured the frustrations and sad events of the year by creating a horror movie trailer titled “2016: The Movie.”
The story claimed a young girl confided in Santa at the Southridge Mall in Greendale, Wisconsin, that she wanted “her stepdad to stop touching her at night.”
The 13-page joint analysis by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI was the first such report ever to attribute malicious cyber activity to a particular country or actors.
More than 1 million people are expected to attend the annual ball drop countdown in Manhattan, and officials said they didn’t know of any terror threats.
President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West.
A judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation of Roof “in an abundance of caution” after Roof’s standby counsel filed a sealed motion again questioning his mental ability to stand trial.
The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco, giving them and their families 72 hours to leave the U.S.
Singer Trey Songz has been charged with aggravated assault. Prosecutors say someone was struck in the head by an object and an officer was punched.
Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect’s Amazon Echo smart speaker.
A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband had sexual conduct with eight underage boys, according to a police report following a four-month investigation.
The pending decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will help determine whether Ohio will proceed with its first executions in three years beginning in February.
The convicted killer told a judge Wednesday he doesn’t plan to call any witnesses or present evidence to ask a jury to spare his life for killing nine black worshippers at a Charleston church in a hate crime.
One man out of South Carolina wants to make sure that the “2016 curse” doesn’t get one of the most beloved actresses of all time, Betty White.
A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs.
The pending decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will help determine whether the state will proceed with its first executions in three years beginning in February.
President Barack Obama says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor is a “historic gesture” that shows the power of reconciliation. Obama is speaking at Pearl Harbor along with Abe. It’s the first such joint visit by U.S. and Japanese leaders.