Chris Montes and his fellow volunteer rescuers first saw what looked to be children's footprints in the snow. When they saw tire tracks lead into the remote canyon but not back out, they raced ahead until they could make out the overturned Jeep they were searching for in the frigid backcountry.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing.
A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of the blockbuster antidepressant Cymbalta, offering lower-cost access to one of the most widely prescribed treatments for depression, anxiety and other disorders.
With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.
The Supreme Court seemed unsure Wednesday on whether it should order a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
Former North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe has pleaded guilty to failing to file his North Carolina tax returns for three years.
A newly minted budget deal to avert future government shutdowns gained important ground Wednesday among House Republicans who are more accustomed to brinkmanship than compromise, even though it would nudge federal deficits higher three years in a row.
Vice President Joe Biden says former South African President Nelson Mandela taught the world that trust, justice and reconciliation are possible, and that change can come.
The State Department says it is evaluating all options, including possible U.S. sanctions, against the Ukraine, where government security forces are cracking down against demonstrators.
Sen. Patty Murray has to think big while also thinking local, and that means curbing federal spending while keeping federal dollars flowing back home.
The Associated Press-GfK poll on President Obama, Congress and the 2014 election was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 5-9. It is based on online interviews of 1,367 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
A Senate committee has approved President Barack Obama's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department.
After 45 years of service, the Coast Guard cutter Gallatin has finished its last patrol.
More than 200 rescuers feared for the worst when a couple and four children vanished this week in a bitterly cold Nevada wilderness after their Jeep flipped in soft snow and stopped running. Two days later, they were found in good condition, and a woman and child were discharged from the hospital Wednesday.
Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling.
A New York man has admitted the fire that damaged an apartment earlier this year started when he was making methamphetamine and not chicken wings as he originally told police.
During a rally at the state Capitol Wednesday, lawyers for the family of a Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat called on the governor to order a coroner's inquest.
A woman has admitted she was hooked on heroin when she raised thousands of dollars by falsely claiming she had cancer, prosecutors and her attorney said Wednesday.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2013. There are 20 days left in the year.