Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

The White House says Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give Obama the authority to expand the fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month.

Larry Bird responds to Paul George tweets

Pacer Paul George sent out a series of controversial tweets about the ongoing situation surrounding Ray Rice Thursday morning that he later took back.

FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

U.S. regulators have greenlighted a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for prescription medications aimed at the nation’s 78 million obese adults.

50 dead cats found in freezers in Florida home

Police went in to a home to arrest a Florida man for child porn, and once inside they found more than 30 cats running around inside and dozens of dead cats in freezers.

Photos: Nation remembers 9/11

The nation pauses Thursday to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack.

Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original investigation.

Congressional medal part of Flight 93 ceremony

The 40 passengers and crew who died when hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are to be honored in a new way.

Ohio suburb may hire PR firm after police shooting

An official says a Dayton suburb may hire a public-relations firm to help manage communications in the wake of last month’s fatal shooting of a man by police in a Wal-Mart store.