A forum drew all but three of the 17 major Republican presidential contenders and focused on aggressive responses to illegal immigration.
A Republican bid to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood health services was blocked Monday by Senate Democrats.
The families of 16 victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in 2012 will get about $94,000 each.
The Major Cities Chiefs Association, an organization of 66 police chiefs, met Monday to discuss the causes of rising homicides and violence.
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The president said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the “single most important step” America has taken to fight climate change.
The Environmental Protection Agency will finalize measures that promise to upend a century of electrical power generation.
The agents detailed to the city represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” interim police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.
National civil rights leaders praised the steps taken by states but said they aren’t enough to solve the racial tensions and economic
The kid-size hitchBOT set out to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada in 26 days last year and parts of Europe.
There have been at least 63 shootings, eight fatal, in New York resulting from toy guns mistaken for real weapons since 1994, officials say.
The move comes amid global protests at the death of Cecil, who was a draw for tourists at the nation’s biggest animal sanctuary.
The voluntary recall involves the 3-pound and 4-pound boxes of Kraft Singles American and White American Pasteurized Cheese.
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Mr. Biden’s path would not be easy. Mrs. Clinton has enormous support among Democrats inspired by the idea of electing a woman as president.
The vast majority of the $388 million backing presidential candidates is being channeled to groups that can accept unlimited contributions.
She emphasized that she came into her wealth later in her life — an effort to draw a distinction with Jeb Bush, the scion of a rich family.
Utilities are trying to anticipate what will happen if (or when) millions of electric vehicles pour onto city streets and highways.
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The accused killer of nine people in Charleston, S.C., church wants to plead guilty to federal charges.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday evening reluctantly ended its weeklong search in the Atlantic for two missing teenage fishermen.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed a short-term transportation funding bill but scolded lawmakers.
Two University of Cincinnati officers who arrived after a colleague shot and killed an unarmed black driver won’t be charged for lying.
People in the courtroom erupted into cheers and clapped when officer Ray Tensing’s bond was set at $1 million, drawing the ire of the judge.
Some senators expressed dismay that they were approving another short-term solution — instead of passing a long-term highway spending bill.
Donald Trump has never said how he intends to find the illegal immigrants he wishes to deport.
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A white campus officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a black man amid a minor traffic stop.
The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a short-term bill to keep federal highway money flowing for three months.
James Holmes’ parents insisted at the sentencing phase of his trial that they had no inkling that he was having homicidal thoughts.
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The remains of four leaders of the colonial American settlement in Jamestown, V., have been unearthed and identified by archaeologists.
Republicans in Congress are designating women lawmakers to draft measures to end federal assistance to Planned Parenthood health services.
The body of an 8-year-old girl has been discovered in a trash bin in her neighborhood, and a teenage boy who lives there has been arrested.
Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two prison inmates escape in June.
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The NRA says beneficiaries who lack capacity to manage their affairs are targets for the “largest gun grab in American history.”
Despite mental issues that spurred court-ordered hospital evaluation, shooter wasn’t involuntarily committed and thus was able to buy a gun.
President Barack Obama defended the Iran nuclear deal and chided “ridiculous” claims against it by Republican presidential contenders.
Its making swift arrests of those suspected of being Islamic State sympathizers in a strategy change to stem prospect for homegrown terror.
The move sets the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of an August recess amid the summer driving season.
Biyuan Li, 25, was among 15 Chinese nationals charged in U.S. and China with scheming to have impostors take college and grad school exams.
The school’s SEI is the only federally funded research/development center dedicated to cybersecurity and software engineering.
Police said Neal Falls of Oregon was under investigation by police in 20 states.
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Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat.
However, some scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals.
“...Many minority communities for so long have felt that law enforcement was coming in essentially to enforce laws against them,” she said.
Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.