Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't run for re-election in 2016, ending a lengthy Senate career that culminated in ten years of leadership of the Democratic Party on Capitol Hill.
Adjusted pretax corporate profits fell at a 1.4% annual rate in the fourth quarter and company earnings posted the first decline in 2014 since the middle of the Great Recession, government figures show.
The U.S. economy grew 2.2% in the final three months of 2014, unchanged from the government's prior estimate and less than half the 5% pace in the third quarter.
U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as expected, though robust consumer spending helped limit the slowdown in the pace of activity.
Science experiments conducted on the International Space Station during the orbiting outpost's first yearlong mission could help open the door to deep space for NASA.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision to sign into law a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom" has left the NCAA fretting ahead of next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.
A 25-year-old man dressed up in a sparkly dress to take his niece to see "Cinderella" after she said she was nervous to wear hers to the theater.
A court in Turkey this week sentenced two cartoonists to 11 months and 20 days in prison for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Soon after, the court changed the jail sentence to a fine of 7,000 Turkish lira or about $2,700 each.
The Vatican City is accustomed to welcoming millions of visitors to its grounds each year, but Thursday a very special tour group got a look inside.
Oil prices in the U.S. broke a two-day run higher as worries receded over the threat of disruptions to Middle East supplies due to Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen.
Dow Chemical is breaking off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal with Olin Corp. valued at $5 billion.
As we mark the fifth anniversary of Let's Move!, we're celebrating progress, challenging ourselves and committing to be true champions for this issue.
First Lady Michelle Obama has been championed healthy eating and active lifestyles for five years. Here are her best moments.