Trailed much of the way by two U.S. fighter jets, a small plane with an unresponsive pilot flew a ghostly 1,700-mile journey down the East Coast on Friday before finally crashing off the coast of Jamaica.
The unemployment rate for U.S. Hispanics dipped slightly in August, bucking a national trend of slow hiring, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
An Estonian security police officer was kidnapped and taken to Russia, Estonia's general prosecution office and the Estonian security police office said in a joint press release on Friday.
Nearly 100,000 Californians could lose their health-care coverage by Sept. 30 if they don't provide the right documents to prove their eligibility, state officials said.
Supermarket chain Kroger said Friday it will hire about 20,000 workers to fill permanent jobs.
The richest 10 percent of Americans were the only group whose median incomes rose in the past three years, the Federal Reserve said Thursday in a report on consumer finances.
A pair of Mississippi men said they had close encounters with a Bigfoot-like creature on separate occasions near the same playground.
High rates of hunger persisted in the U.S. in 2013, with 49 million Americans unable to consistently eat nutritious food. Hunger declined slightly between 2011 and 2013.
Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or "fearing nothing."
Although more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, the total number receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years.
The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate this week remained at a 52-week low of 4.1 percent for the third straight week.
A seal-watching trip by two Massachusetts kayakers turned terrifying as the pair encountered a great white shark.
Ukraine's U.N. ambassador says a convoy of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has moved from the resort town of Novoazovsk toward the key port of Mariupol and was stopped by Ukrainian forces and civilians.
The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday its services index rose to 59.6 last month from 58.7 in July. The August figure is the highest recorded since the measure was introduced in January 2008.
A newly discovered asteroid will approach within 25,000 miles over Earth this weekend, with best views over New Zealand.