Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:51pm
With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the country readied itself for President-elect Donald Trump.
Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:33pm
A sheriff's deputy and a man suspected of stealing a minivan were killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota in which several officers opened fire, Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud said Thursday.
Scott Sonner, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:21pm
More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in much of California, dumped 18 more inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and closed schools in Oregon.
Kevin McGill, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:21pm
Close to 60 recent recruits were accepted into New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite red flags for several "risk factors," including possible drug use, unpaid child support and domestic abuse, federal monitors said.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:04pm
Secretary of State John Kerry left the State Department for the last time as America's top diplomat on Thursday, urging the agency's employees to carry on their work with enthusiasm and appealing to the incoming Trump administration to embrace creative diplomacy and international engagement.
Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:00pm
Psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror want a lawsuit from three former detainees dismissed, but a federal judge said Thursday that he was inclined to allow it to move to a trial that was expected to include classified information.
Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:50pm
Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.