Almost 49 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, the most since 2007, according to AAA. Many are hoping to take a break from the rancor and division of the election.
The ride — billed as the world’s tallest waterslide — has been closed since Caleb Thomas Schwab died Aug. 7 during one of its runs.
In a country rich with diversity, opinions, and talent, today’s winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom highlighted some of the most influential and creative Americans of the last several decades.
DeGeneres, sitting on a park bench before the ceremony, tweeted, “They haven’t let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID.”
In the film world, Obama honored Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Cicely Tyson. Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, two of the greatest basketball players ever, were also among the honorees.
Master Sergeant Travis Kraick was gone for seven months and surprised his family with an early return.
The Dow Jones industrial average surpassed 19,000 for the first time Tuesday as a post-election rally drove indexes further into record territory. Discount store chains made large gains, but health care companies tumbled.
A former USA Gymnastics team doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in his home with a girl under 13, charges that Michigan’s attorney general said may be the “tip of the iceberg” as authorities investigate roughly 50 complaints.
Regaining the majority in the House will be a tall order for Democrats, making the chance Nancy Pelosi will be House speaker again anytime soon slim.
President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” further investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, a turnaround from all the campaign rallies when Trump roused supporters to chants of “lock her up.”
Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald Trump.
U.S. auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit.
Minutes after the news was released that children were killed and injured in a bus crash in Chattanooga, Twitter was filled with those voicing their shock and prayers.
A tweeted photo showed people at a banquet in the Italian restaurant performing a Nazi salute.
The president-elect released a video Monday about promises for his first 100 days in office.
A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding Tennessee road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children.
The bus was carrying students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade when it turned onto it’s side and wrapped around a tree.
In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, an attorney for Mylan said company executives wouldn’t testify at the Nov. 30 hearing because the settlement is a pending matter and the Justice Department would also not be attending.
Mining claims on 30,370 acres north of the nation’s first national park would be prohibited for at least two years while a long-term ban is considered.
The Pence administration in a number of cases has argued against the public release of emails and other documents that could shed light on his tenure as governor.