National News + World News

White House partially evacuated after disturbance near front door

Part of the White House was evacuated Thursday night after a disturbance on the North Lawn, according to a CNN reporter who was among those hustled from the building.

Pennsylvania police close in on suspect in officer slaying

Police in Pennsylvania appeared to be closing in Friday night on the suspect in the slaying of a state trooper.

Scotland votes 'no' to independence in historic referendum

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.

Man arrested for torturing, mutilating cat

An Indianapolis man has been arrested for torturing and mutilating an animal after police said he shot a cat with blow darts.

Obama to launch new effort combating sexual assault on college campuses

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

Miley Cyrus' Mexican flag stunt draws official condemnation, investigation

Miley Cyrus came to Mexico "like a wrecking ball" -- to quote her hit song -- offending fans at Monterrey concert and prompting a federal investigation.

Passengers cry and pray as smoke-filled plane rattles to emergency landing

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes.

Major break? Police search apartment, car in case of missing Virginia student

Authorities looking for a missing University of Virginia student searched an apartment and a vehicle in the college town Friday morning, said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo.

Six grandchildren, daughter killed in Florida murder-suicide

A Florida man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday afternoon in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

It's true: Happy wife, happy life

The phrase "happy wife, happy life," may actually be true. That's according to a new Rutgers University study.

Friday is National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today (Friday) is National Prisoner of War-Missing in Action Recognition Day. The Defense Department says the annual event honors POW's, the missing and their families and it highlights the U.S.government's commitment to account fo

Spending cuts to education and nutrition will hurt kids

Kids may be the future of America, but you might not know it looking at how Washington spends its money.

Home Depot: 56 million cards exposed in breach

Home Depot confirmed Thursday that hackers exposed 56 million credit and debit cards during its months-long security breach. The company also said it had eliminated the malware behind the attack from its payment systems.

Matthew McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" sequel has lost one of its star players.

Video captures school bus crash into home

Newly released video shows a school bus as it was hit and sent careening into a home. Only the bus driver was onboard and no one was injured, Erin Coleman has the footage out of Clayton County, Georgia.