National

(CNN) -- Authorities say that a man is dead after being shot by police Wednesday evening after being pulled over in a traffic stop. The incident took place in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. The victim's name is Philando Castile, his mother Valerie told CNN...
Attorney General Loretta Lynch made it official Wednesday: Hillary Clinton will not be charged for using a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state, removing a long-looming shadow over her 2016 bid. "Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey...
Gretchen Carlson, a longtime host on Fox News, is accusing the network's CEO and chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment and retaliation. A spokeswoman for Ailes did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges that Ailes repeatedly "...
The graphic video shows a deadly encounter outside a convenience store. Two police officers pin down Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, then shoot him as he lies on the ground. The video, shared widely on social media, quickly sparked local protests and drew national...
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will leave behind more troops in Afghanistan than originally planned. Speaking from the White House, Obama said he would draw down troops to 8,400 by the end of his administration, from the initial target of 5,500. The current level...
Donald Trump with Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday (YouTube) Donald Trump on Tuesday once again expressed his preference for keeping dictators in power in the Middle East. While acknowledging that Saddam Hussein "was a bad guy," Trump...
[Breaking news alert, posted at 4:35 a.m. ET Wednesday] South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. [Previous story, posted at 3:05 a.m. ET Wednesday] There's only one person who will...
An Illinois man arrested after he posted a picture of himself burning an American flag over the holiday weekend will not be charged, a state's attorney said Tuesday. Bryton Mellott, 22, was arrested on Sunday by police in Urbana, who said they had received complaints from social...
Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday. The presumptive Republican nominee will choose from a narrowing list of potential running mates that represent a wide range of styles. Does Trump want...