Christine H. Fox, who will assume the duties of acting deputy secretary of defense Thursday, reportedly was the inspiration for the Kelly McGillis character in the 1986 blockbuster film starring Tom Cruise.
An Arizona commission that oversees workplace safety blamed the state's Forestry Division on Wednesday for the June deaths of 19 firefighters, saying state fire officials knowingly put protection of property ahead of safety and should have pulled crews out earlier.
A South Florida man used a crossbow to kill his wife and teenage son in their townhouse, tried to kill a second son who is a student at Florida State University and wound up dead in a motel bathroom, authorities said Wednesday.
The New York liberal arts college had been hit with a rash of bias incidents, with six being reported in a three month span by the schools Bias Incident Response Team, which the school created as part of its Campus Life and Diversity Office.
The Obama administration faced strong bipartisan opposition Wednesday to plans for limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military due to concerns over human rights and its lingering ties with North Korea.
A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any American artwork sold at auction, Sotheby's said.