A major donor to President Barack Obama has been accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official, creating new headaches for Obama's re-election campaign as it deals with the questionable history of another top supporter.
An upstate New York landowners group may have found a way to get around the state's de facto moratorium on shale gas drilling by using propane instead of water for hydraulic fracturing.
The survival of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices.
The fatal shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain who then went free has led to nationwide protests calling for the shooter's arrest. Trayvon Martin's parents, civil rights leaders and social media users alike are portraying ...
Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis, federal health officials said Thursday.
Passengers aboard an early morning flight from New York bound for Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when the plane's top pilot came out of the cockpit, didn't close the door and tried to force his way into an occupied bathroom.
Amid a series of self-inflicted campaign blunders, Republican presidential upstart Rick Santorum’s huge lead in Pennsylvania has evaporated, according to a new Franklin & Marshall University poll.
New York is poised to embark on a large economic development program, provide more assistance to the poor, and increase spending on public schools under a budget deal announced Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders.
More than 1,000 private abortion records from a defunct clinic have been found discarded in a recycling bin outside an elementary school near Kansas City, Kan., prompting a police investigation and outrage from people on both sides of the abortion ...
Students taking college entrance exams this fall will have to submit photo IDs with their applications - a key security upgrade following a widespread cheating scandal at a number of high schools on New York's Long Island, a prosecutor and testing ...