Conviction of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil

New York government, politics thrown into turmoil after conviction of ex-Assembly speaker

Texas attorney general back in court over fraud indictment

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returns to court over indictment on securities fraud charges

The Weirdest Viral Stories Of 2015

Some ... let's call them "interesting" ... things happened this year. Here are our top picks.

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J.J. Abrams Literally Broke His Back Filming 'Star Wars'

Director J.J. Abrams wasn't willing to let something like a broken back stop him from working on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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Obama urges lower tensions between Russia, Turkey

Meeting with Turkish leader, Obama calls for lowering tensions with Russia after plane downing

The Latest: EU anti-terror chief says airstrikes hurting IS

The Latest: EU anti-terror coordinator says airstrikes in Syria force IS strategy change

Police: Florida man tried to electrocute father over will

Central Florida man tried to electrocute his father on Thanksgiving over will, police say

Smithsonian museum initiative explores 'Giving in America'

'Giving in America': New Smithsonian museum initiative explores history of giving in America

Police Investigating Death Of Juneau, Alaska's Newly-Elected Mayor

Mere weeks after being elected in October, Juneau, Alaska's mayor, Greg Fisk, was found dead inside his home. He was 70 years old.

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How Republicans Talk About Islam: Then vs. Now

Post-9/11, President Bush made it clear: Islam is a peaceful religion. So why won't anyone running for the Republican nomination say that now?

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Obama says he hopes shooting at Colorado clinic spurs action

Obama says he hopes shooting at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado spurs action

Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president

Burkina Faso's newly elected president dedicates win to victims of tumultuous history

Great Western Bancorp buying parent of Home Federal Bank

Great Western Bancorp buying parent of Home Federal Bank in transaction valued at $140 million

Man accused of smuggling turtles expected to plead guilty

Canadian man charged with turtle smuggling scheme expected to plead guilty in Michigan

Cyber Monday Breaks Records As Shoppers Flock To Their Smartphones

This year's Cyber Monday is expected to break records with nearly $3 billion. But it could have been a lot more.

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Will NYC's Sodium Labels Really Influence What People Order?

New York City restaurant chains will soon display warning signs next to items that contain more than the daily recommended intake of sodium.

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The Latest: Prince Charles, climate envoys focus on forests

The Latest: Prince Charles, global envoys focus on saving forests to reduce global warming

South African prison shows former cell of Oscar Pistorius

Cell where Oscar Pistorius stayed is a highlight of an official tour of a Pretoria prison

Man gets life in prison for hacking grandfather to death

Michigan man gets life in prison for hacking, bludgeoning 71-year-old grandfather to death

Latest: University of Chicago set to reopen after threat

The Latest: U of Chicago to reopen after arrest for online threat that cited police shooting

After A Year Hiatus, Japan Set To Start Whaling For 'Research'

Japan will send a fleet of ships to capture 333 minke whales for what it calls scientific research, though others think it's a loophole for whaling.

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Wal-Mart 'Corporate Policy' Forces Veteran To Stand Outside

An Ohio Wal-Mart told a veteran he wasn't allowed to stand inside the store to collect donations for Toys for Tots.

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