Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.
Thousands walk, run final mile of Boston Marathon
Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She and thousands of other athletes joined victims of the blast to run and walk the last mile of the race.
Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy
Robbie Rogers is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in another step by openly gay athletes in professional sports.
?Heavy but grateful heart? on Memorial Day
Friends and family remember those who gave all to serve their nation.
Key senators tightly control immigration debate
For all the soothing words she heard from fellow Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii never had a chance to win a relatively modest change to far-reaching immigration legislation.
Russian police detain activists, foes at gay rally
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.
What Detroit crisis? Pension fund trustees hang out in Hawaii
The city of Detroit may be facing a deepening financial crisis but that hasn't stopped four trustees of its public pension funds from spending $22,000 of retirement system funds to attend a conference in Hawaii this week.
Friend of alleged soldier killer arrested at BBC
Counterterrorism police on Saturday questioned a friend of Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in the killing of an unarmed British soldier, a savage attack that has horrified Britain.
Improving economy alters political landscape
Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch and robs Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.
Arias jury foreman says life or death decision unfair
In the Jodi Arias trial, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.