An AP investigation finds that psychological assessments are being used to determine whether inmates are likely to commit future crimes to judge who might be safe to release--despite high-profile failures and uneven application.
Most of the department's staff would continue working without being paid because they are deemed essential for the protection of the nation.
Alaska becomes the third state to legalize planting and possession of marijuana as supporters urge low-key celebrations.
To avoid Qatar's brutal summer heat, the tournament may be held in November-December under a tighter schedule, posing challenges to soccer leagues in Europe.
Pro-Russian separatists say they have begun withdrawing heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan to create a buffer zone in eastern Ukraine.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald made an erroneous claim about serving in the military's special forces.
Two monitoring groups say the militant organization overran a string of villages in northeastern Syria and captured dozens from the Christian minority population.
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock doled out thousands of dollars in taxpayer and campaign funds for such things as flights on private aircraft, the AP determines.
Norwegians, who have long benefited from their country's high oil revenues, may have to adjust to a new lifestyle reality.
Coming off a season-long drug suspension, the Yankee slugger arrives at spring training three days ahead of time, acknowledging that he's "dug a big hole for myself."