The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.
With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.
McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.
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While you take your three day weekend, remember those who struggled to get Friday and Saturday off.
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.
No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.
The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday.
Experts say this Labor Day weekend might be one of the best times to buy a car all year.
Despite many signs of economic recovery, Americans are more worried than they were right after the Great Recession.
After a bleak start to the year, the economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter.
Rescuers have resumed searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote area of western Virginia.
Hackers may have have carried out cyber attacks against JPMorgan Chase and another unnamed U.S. banks in mid-August.
President Barack Obama is considering an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria.
DEVELOPING: An Air Force F-15C has crashed in the mountains of western Virginia and the pilot's status is unknown.
A probe into long waits for treatment at VA facilities in Phoenix did not find that the shoddy care caused patient deaths.
An American suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants has been killed, U.S. officials say.
A U.S. writer released from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother says.
The President sought to make amends with veterans, announcing expanded mental health care and lower home loan costs for military families.