The Taliban are flexing their muscle with a series of high-profile attacks in recent weeks, showing they are far from defeated as the U.S. prepares to withdraw most of its forces from Afghanistan at year’s end.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday as investors welcomed stronger-than-expected construction spending figures for October as well as robust car sales data.
Tests have confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on two farms in the western province of British Columbia, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Tuesday.
Attention, scientists: 11-year-olds everywhere would like to know, "What is sleep?"
The attorneys for two North Dakota brothers accused of purposely destroying potatoes to collect millions in insurance payments said Tuesday there's no hard evidence in the case and prosecutors are relying on a key witness who can't be trusted.
A revamped application by a commercial venture to pipe billions of gallons of drinking water from rural western New Mexico to more populated areas of the drought-stricken state lacks key information, state officials said Tuesday.
Government health advisers have concerns about lifting a nationwide ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, despite growing pressure against the policy from gay rights advocates, medical experts and blood banks.
The national debt has passed the $18 trillion mark, sparking renewed criticism Tuesday from Republicans and other fiscal conservatives over the soaring trajectory of government spending under President Obama.
Year-end holidays beckoning, House Republicans struggled Tuesday to coalesce behind a plan that avoids a government shutdown next week and simultaneously challenges President Barack Obama's decision to spare millions of immigrants from deportation.
Detroit officials say power is being restored to government buildings, schools and other facilities after a major cable failure caused parts of the city to go dark.
Automakers reported new car and truck sales for November on Tuesday.
Energy companies lead the U.S. stock market to a higher close on Tuesday.
Many people in mid- and late life may be unfamiliar with common cancer symptoms such as unexplained coughing, bleeding, and persistent changes in bowel or bladder habits, suggests new research published Tuesday in the journal PLOS ONE.
Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating the death of a college student whose body was found in a dumbwaiter at a bar and grill.
The Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's decision to release 32 secret videotapes that show guards at Guantanamo Bay forcibly removing a detainee from his cell and subjecting him to forced feedings.
On Thursday, Uber will expand its carpooling service uberPOOL to New York City.
Gains in energy companies are leading the U.S. stock market to a higher close.