Police in Charlotte, N.C., "detained" a young black politician and political activist Monday for distributing voting rights information pamphlets.
The White House has confirmed the Islamic State video posted online Tuesday showing the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff is "authentic."
President Obama said Wednesday the U.S. won't be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.
President Obama, speaking Wednesday in Estonia, reassured Baltic allies and other NATO countries of the United States' unwavering support.
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a peace plan for eastern Ukraine, calling on the Russian-backed insurgents there to "stop advancing" and urging Ukraine to withdraw its troops from the region.
Islamic State extremists warned President Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives.
The White House acknowledged Tuesday that President Obama might not fulfill the pledge he made in June for exective action on immigration matters before the end of summer.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be honored by Bryn Mawr College for her trailblazing legal career.
President Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position some 4,000 troops in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.
Sens. Robert Menendez and John McCain have called for the U.S. to arm Ukraine in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.
A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's law banning mandatory union fees in a split decision delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012 measure violates the state constitution.
Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vows the country will be a "graveyard" for the Islamic State group as he celebrated the liberation of a town from the militants.
The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?
Islamic State terrorists have allegedly beheaded Steven Sotloff, the second journalist who appeared in the video showing the execution of James Foley, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through Obamacare could lose coverage if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.