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Gifts cross philosophical, religious lines

Gifts cross philosophical, religious lines

Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don’t share the Christian beliefs…

Execution drug use varies in states

Execution drug use varies in states

Problematic executions in Oklahoma, Arizona and other states have highlighted a patchwork approach states are taking with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. Arizona announced Monday that…

FDA targeting sellers of pure caffeine powder

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses. The FDA warned consumers to…

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million…

Backlash feared over killing of New York police officers

Backlash feared over killing of New York police officers

Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has…

Police on alert nationwide after killing of NYPD officers

Police on alert nationwide after killing of NYPD officers

Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days…

Police killings top stories for 2014

Police killings top stories for 2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to…

Can the GOP keep control of the Senate in 2016?

Can the GOP keep control of the Senate in 2016?

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from…

North Korea on ‘state terrorism sponsor’ list?

North Korea on ‘state terrorism sponsor’ list?

The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond…

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and…