Washington's wildlife agency reported Saturday that its annual survey tallied 52 endangered gray wolves living in the state at the end of 2013, one more than in 2012. The count's results come as conservation groups urge the state to pull support from a federal effort to roll back protections for the predators.
The owners of a Convent refinery say a worker trying to disassemble a scaffold apparently started a fire that damaged a diesel production unit on Feb. 24.
Despite thousands of dollars in reward money and months of searching, an investigation into the shooting of six wild horses in central Oregon has come up dry.
A Senate committee has snuffed out a bill to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes in Utah.
Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his living situation is a bit like prison — with a more lenient visitor policy.
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.
U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are among 28 lawmakers who are preparing to hold the Senate floor all night long to urge congressional action on climate change.
The executive director of Tupelo's arena says last week set a record: 28,811 people in four days.
The U.S. Department of Education's lead official on adult and technical education is returning to Rhode Island to highlight President Barack Obama administration's priorities on workforce development, education and training.
Former Colorado Rapids captain Pablo Mastroeni will take over as the team's head coach.
Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine.
More than three years after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg committed $100 million toward remaking Newark's struggling schools, the district is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs that's threatening to derail wider reform efforts.
Deciding where to put taxpayer money, whether to expand Medicaid and how to deal with a state prison tying up valuable real estate are issues likely to come up in the Utah Legislature next week.
The president of Chicago State University is taking a big pay cut to comply with a new state law aimed at reducing Illinois' massive pension shortfall.
The Navy says it has dispatched a warship to aid in the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to join operators of Boston's Logan International Airport when the Middle East's biggest airline launches nonstop service to its home airport in the desert city of Dubai.
Superintendent Mick Zais says South Carolina high school students who don't plan to go to college should be able to choose more practical courses than algebra II, English literature and other classes not perceived as relevant to their life beyond the classroom.
Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
Shoppers cut back in December in Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi's retail hub, but some of the region's cities like Corinth, New Albany and Oxford saw an increase in sales.
Some nonprofits provide services directly to a community or cause. Others provide the tools that other groups need to succeed.
A proposal to convert part of a shuttered North Country paper mill into a transfer station for natural gas could create more than 80 jobs and cut the town of Groveton's tax bills in half.
Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency.
The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Central America from June 9-13.
President Barack Obama got out on a Florida golf course Saturday with two former professional athletes and the cousin of one of his top advisers.