Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center.
A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs.
A Houston hospital says a woman has given birth to five girls in what it believes is the first set of all-female quintuplets born in the U.S.
Police said Tuesday they were investigating the fatal shooting of a gay community college worker as a possible hate crime.
Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier.
A woman who operated a church at her suburban Dallas home has been arrested on allegations she helped starve a 2-year-old boy to rid him of a "demon," then held a resurrection ceremony shortly after he died, investigators said Tuesday.
A disgraced ex-police officer testifying against his drug squad colleagues acknowledged Tuesday that he stole drug money, planted evidence and lied on police paperwork too many times to count.
A government watchdog says the same Internet access now available on most commercial flights also makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane.
Police say two 18-month-old twin boys drowned in an Arizona canal after their mother stopped to bat away a bee and their stroller rolled into the flowing water.
A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge.
A Florida woman who fled with her son to keep his circumcision from going forward has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the boy, hoping a federal judge might intervene where state judges haven't.
The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety.
A man hiding inside a bathroom stall in the ladies room of a Manhattan sports bar grabbed a woman by the throat and raped her, police said.