A 2-year-old accidentally shot his mother Tuesday in Idaho, but no one knows how common such deaths are.
Looking for action in the year ahead? Ignore Washington and concentrate on what's going on in statehouses, the court system, and the presidential contest.
Even Cuban Americans now support normalizing relations with the nation 90 miles off Florida's coast.
Bush. Clinton. Romney. Why are so many names from the past floating to the top of presidential lists?
And neither does Romney: Finance experience probably won't count against a candidate in 2016 the way it did in 2012.
Republicans are expected to take control of the Senate and gain seats in the House.
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recalls her epiphany about identity when she arrived in the United States.
Even under the threat of a Republican Congress, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz insists the White House will keep pushing for lower emissions.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian leader of a big city, cuts a pragmatic path on issues from global warming to immigration.
When it's hard to tell the difference between a former White House press secretary and a hipster media CEO, times have changed.
Peter Thiel praises the great government-engineering projects and the impoverished inventors like Tesla and the Wright brothers.
Evan Wolfson and Ted Olson aren't pleased with the Supreme Court's decision not to make marriage equality the law of the land, but they're ready to keep fighting.
From ISIS to climate change, the Pentagon chief says, the threats that face the United States are long-term challenges.
The attorney general continues to wrestle with how to handle national-security-leak prosecutions, but says leakers in Ferguson, Missouri, "need to shut up."
Why don't America's most effective, moral voices want to claim any credit for what they're doing?
Mostly Other People Do the Killing's remake of Kind of Blue is a hilarious, peculiar provocation.
A UN special rapporteur's statement on water shutoffs in the beleaguered city raises questions about what the social contract means for some Americans.
John Kasich seemed to say the Affordable Care Act was here to stay, then quickly walked back his comments.
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren't scientists, but that doesn't stop them from discrediting it.
Celebrity-studded ads are easy to mock, but there's evidence they can increase turnout—to a point.