River traffic was halted on a portion of the waterway after the accident near Paducah, Ky. The maximum size of the Wednesday evening spill of clarified slurry oil is thought to be 250,000 gallons.
Outbreaks reported across the country this summer are not related; it doesn’t spread among people. Instead, it’s spread in warm water, like that in building cooling towers.
A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep’s weight reportedly dropped by half.
The billionaire businessman signed the RNC’s loyalty pledge Thursday, promising he won’t run as an independent. But there’s still no guarantee he’ll abide by it.
The president got more than he bargained for during what was supposed to be a routine photo op at a fishing village in Alaska.
Brady appealed a suspension handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in federal court. The judge sided with Brady.
The Select Committee on Benghazi had asked Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department employee, to field questions next week. His lawyer has declined.
More than 12,000 precision-drilled soldiers, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft filed through Tiananmen Square.
The plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge to begin fining Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, for her refusal to hand out marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage.
People who have had health savings accounts open longer are more likely to invest their contributions. But only about 5 percent of all account holders do so.
President Obama may have secured enough votes to keep his Iran deal in tact, but potential problems loom for Congress on the debt ceiling, highway funding and a possible government shutdown.
Prosecutors charge that Pérez Molina was involved in a scheme that gave businesspeople breaks on import tariffs in exchange for bribes. Congress voted Wednesday to lift his immunity.
Improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid are wasting billions of dollars a year, the White House budget director said. He called for urgent corrective action in a letter that is now public.
George Washington University recently announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT scores, hoping to improve campus diversity. But does going test-optional actually do that?
The Donald Trump-Jeb Bush feud has spilled over into Instagram, which was one of the tamer social media outlets. Not anymore.