Police in Hong Kong are softening their tactics against pro-democracy demonstrators. This, after their use of tear gas brought tens of thousands of additional people to the streets.
House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to impoverished districts.
A suburban Chicago man has been ordered held without bond on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.
"Hold me accountable" is the message from Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who took the oath of office, succeeding Hamid Karzai, who many accused of lacking accountability.
Last month, Champaign Senator and Illinois treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs found himself on the defensive after opponent Tom Cross blamed him for costing Champaign County millions of dollars more than a decade ago, when he served as county auditor. He and the Republican challenger are at odds over an early retirement program.
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's ordered a review of the agency's security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel.
President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.
A Ferguson, Mo., police officer was shot while on patrol Saturday evening, according to St. Louis police amid continuing protests over the August police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt. At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000 flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway airports were cancelled.