House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party's presumptive residential nominee faces rallying the GOP establishment behind his bid.
WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama has commuted the prison terms of 58 non-violent drug offenders, nearly a third of whom were serving life sentences, the White House said on Thursday.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Thursday took wide-ranging steps to crack down for the first time on e-cigarettes and cigars, growing in popularity among teens, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of sparing a new generation from nicotine addiction.
HARRISBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday granted convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to press his case for a new trial, four years after the former Penn State University football coach was found guilty of abusing 10 boys.
PALO ALTO, Calif./WASHINGTON Britain's vote in June on whether to leave the European Union is shaping up to be the next global event to impact the U.S. central bank's decision-making on when to next raise interest rates.
LONDON Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright, who earlier this week said he would provide "extraordinary proof" that he was the creator of digital currency bitcoin, will not provide any further evidence, according to a post on his blog on Thursday.
TEL ASQOF, Iraq A pickup truck races toward a burning village in northern Iraq, slamming to a halt behind an armored convoy that forms the only barrier between U.S. forces and Islamic State.