Part of the new breathing room results from stronger-than-anticipated tax receipts and dividends from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
New estimates impart faith in oil boom in Williston, N.D.
Facebook is looking to its next challenge: convincing big brand names that ads on a social network are as important and effective as on TV.
Republican charges range from the clearly questionable to the seemingly specious, and they grow by the day.
Steven Miller apologizes for agency's treatment of conservative groups after he is required to take unusual step of swearing to be truthful.
Based on bills it submits to Medicare, the Bayonne Medical Center charged the highest amounts for nearly 1/4 of the most common treatments.
The accident took place Wednesday night during a training exercise that involved a Humvee vehicle that overturned.
The $600 million, 43-state lottery drawing is the highest Powerball ever and could surpass the largest lottery jackpot.
Mitsui and Mitsubishi of Japan and GDF Suez of France each plan to take a 16.6 percent stake in the gas export plant being developed at Hack
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- It began with bullets and bloodshed one November afternoon. A 21-year-old woman was dead. Two undercover officers
BALTIMORE -- President Obama, struggling to find his footing after one of his most turbulent weeks, vowed Friday to focus on the business of
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department's inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was auditing the Internal Revenue S
WASHINGTON -- For the better part of a decade, Jay Carney sat slumped in his tiny chair in the White House briefing room, parsing, challengi
Jesse Almendarez faces charges of threatening a federal officer and making an interstate threat.
President Barack Obama says the top brass are "ashamed" about their failure to end the misconduct in the armed services.
Monroeville native and Penn State graduate Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary, were found dead in their Omaha, Neb., home Tuesday.
The suspect scrawled a confession inside the hull of the boat in which he was hiding, sources say.
A question arises: Why is any political group exempt from taxes?
Housing plan containing volunteer-built, low-income dwellings is struck in outbreak of 13 twisters that killed six people.
He names a temporary acting chief at the tax agency and asks Congress for more funds to beef up security at outposts overseas.
WEST, Tex. -- Slowly, painfully, this town is rising from the ashes.
WASHINGTON -- Under fire over the Justice Department's use of a broad subpoena to obtain calling records of Associated Press reporters in co
Washington -- The escalating Senate fight over President Obama's cabinet appointments moved closer to a showdown on Thursday as two nominees
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is naming Daniel I. Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, to be the new acting commis
The current jackpot is still shy of the $587.5 million record, but the next drawing isn't until Saturday.
When or if a .05 blood alcohol concentration level becomes the new .08 remains to be seen.
O.J. Simpson made his own case for a new trial on armed robbery charges with testimony that he relied on the bad advice of his attorney.
President Barack Obama moves to quell outrage over targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations.
The Water Resources Development Act still must clear the House.
President Obama announced the resignation of Steven Miller after a controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative political groups.
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday warned top officials at the Internal Revenue Service that criminal laws on fa
WASHINGTON -- An inspector general's report issued Tuesday blamed ineffective Internal Revenue Service management in the failure to stop emp
LAS VEGAS -- His hands cuffed to his belt, his legs shackled, O.J. Simpson shuffled to the front of a courtroom here this morning after four
WASHINGTON -- More than 100 pages of e-mails released by the White House on Wednesday reveal intensive jostling between the C.I.A. and the S
John Skruck, 57, who had been living in Clarksburg, W.Va., was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in federal court.
Pennsylvania wants to keep its PA Fair Care program in place, but the federal government wants to see changes.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the deficit for the current fiscal year, would be about $642 billion of economic output.
Although the attorney general had recused himself from the probe into the leak, he has again been caught in the political crossfir
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on Tuesday that he had ordered the Justice Department and the F.B.I. to open an inves
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, who is scheduled to be transferred out of the prison in December under
WASHINGTON -- Thousands of people are killed or injured every year by drivers who have not reached the legal standard for being drunk but wh
SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday unveiled a revised budget proposal lower than projected earlier this year and repeatedly c
The Justice Department secretly obtained telephone records of reporters and editors for the AP.
The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0, which is not binding, in suggesting that states lower the limit of legal intoxication.
Federal prosecutors obtained records over a two-month period in an apparent investigation of a leak of terrorist plot in Yemen.
Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty of the premeditated murder of five fellow servicemen in 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq.
O.J. Simpson listened intently as his lawyers tried to make the case that he had poor legal representation in the trial involving the gunpoi
The trial of Marco Delgado, a lawyer and philanthropist in El Paso, is set to begin Monday in U.S. District Court.
A jury found Kermit Gosnell guilty of murder in the deaths of three babies born alive but acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Mental health experts who evaluated the 25-year-old man accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last y
PHILADELPHIA -- Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a West Philadelphia doctor known for performing late-term abortions, was found guilty on Monday on three
WASHINGTON -- An exasperated President Obama on Monday called Republican criticism of his handling of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, "a sid
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Senate voted on Monday to allow gay couples to marry, clearing the way for Minnesota to become the 12th
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., insists that questions about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's role remain unanswered.
His discoveries about the internal workings of cells shed light on genetic disorders like Tay-Sachs disease.
Leaders of the armed services say they place enormous emphasis on ethical behavior and professional conduct when selecting them.
The new engines will be used in the Northeast.
IRs scrutiny of small-government groups applying for tax-exempt status went beyond keyword hunts for some organizations.
Police stormed a New Jersey home early Sunday and fatally shot a registered sex offender.
His designs were so easily recognizable, and recognizably expensive, that they conveyed a peculiar social currency among the moneyed elite.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have correctly taken the measure of Alan K. Simpson and Erskine B. Bowles and U.S. corporate leader
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's latest cabinet-level nominees are running into deep resistance in the Senate, pitching Democrats and Republi
Republican lawmakers on Sunday called for a full investigation of actions by the Internal Revenue Service, which apologized Friday for singl
WASHINGTON -- A House committee chairman vowed Sunday to seek additional testimony on the Obama administration's handling of last year's dea
Strategists in both parties disagree over how the issue will effect the congressional elections in 2014 or the presidential race in 2016.
The geography of Katherine Russell's life can be mapped, but only in pencil, a series of dots and reroutings and questions.
A hastily planned spacewalk was made to replace a pump outside the International Space Station in hopes of plugging an ammonia leak.
A report by the agency's inspector general seems to contradict statements by the IRS commissioner.
About 75 applications for nonprofit status containing the words "Tea Party" and "Patriot" were set aside for more detailed review last year.
The gun, which looks like a water pistol but fires a .380 caliber bullet, was almost entirely made on a printer.
A paramedic who responded to the explosion was arrested on a charge of possessing components of a pipe bomb.
Jason Richwine wrote a Harvard University dissertation in 2009 that said immigrants' intelligence-quotient scores were "substantially lower"
Michelle Knight left on the same day officials said the alleged suspect had fathered a girl born to another imprisoned woman.
Under President Ronald Reagan, Otis Bowen led efforts to respond to the AIDS crisis. He died at age 95.
President emphasizes its benefits for women and promoting the opportunity for people to sign up for subsidized health insurance.
Jared Weinberg, a D.C. officer since February 2012, was arrested Monday and appeared in federal court here today.
The president will launch a two-track campaign today to defend the health care law against united Republican opposition.
During a 71/2-hour hearing, the Judiciary Committee wrestled over 32 proposed changes focused on border security and control.
It notes that at that time, there was "no credible, specific information indicating an imminent threat" to the race.
In America the boss makes more, and unions want to know how much more.
Police charge that Ariel Castro impregnated one of his captives at least five times and made her miscarry by starving and punching her.
FBI agents didn't tell Boston police they received warnings from Russia's government about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the police commissioner said.
Sotheby's, which said the buyer is anonymous, had estimated that the Henri Le Sidaner painting would draw $350,000 to $450,000.
Two of three women who were held captive for more than a decade went home to their families and passed by crowds of onlookers Wednesday.
The doctor who died with cyanide in her body and her husband came to Pittsburgh two years ago from Boston.
The jury convicted the 32-year-old in the brutal killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona.
The Air Force struggled to explain, acknowledging concern about an "attitude problem" but telling Congress the weapons were secure.
Gun-control advocates gain a modest victory.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows stark differences in what hospitals charge for essentially the same service.
November's election marked the first time in U.S. history that black voters turned out at a higher rate than whites, according to new data.
The bill would provide grants to help states and local governments better protect people testifying in criminal court.
The handling of missing-person cases are being examined; police are conducting an internal review to see if they overlooked anything.
Despite father's criticism, the nationwide Amber Alert system won't be expanded to missing children other than those in imminent danger.
The federal report painted an encouraging picture of long-term trends at a time of divisive political debate over guns and legislation to re
The special-election race against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a businesswoman and first-time candidate, took twists up to the end.
Zachi Telesha of Allentown succumbed to a five-year struggle with bone cancer.
The man accused in the deadly Colorado theater shootings wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers said.
The president's stern comments came as the Pentagon prepared a report showing that estimated sexual assaults rose by a third in two years.
James Holmes is charged with killing 12 in a mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater in July. His attorneys say he is mentally ill.
"Help me, I'm Amanda Berry," she told a dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here I'm free now."