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Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 2013 marathon.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama’s coal plant regulations
Key U.S. “intelligence asset” imprisoned in Cuba for nearly two decades was swapped for three Cuban spies.
At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the United States in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities.
The wealth gap between middle- and upper-income households has widened to the highest level on record.
Congress’ spending bill passage effectively ended federal ban on medical marijuana.
Plus: Recount affirms GOP win; actor admits sex abuse; Alcatraz escape study; Johns Hopkins snafu; death penalty dropped; rapper is
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday let stand a ruling requiring Arizona to issue driver’s licenses to young immigrants spared
BOSTON — Fourteen employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a fungal meningitis outbreak
Will the president's immigration action lead to gridlock -- or will it trigger piecemeal progress?
The hackers warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Obama administration officials had considered Alan Gross' imprisonment an impediment to improving relations with Cuba.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether to allow this kind of drilling in New York was up to New York’s environmental commissioner.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run, shaking up the GOP field.
The case concerns unpaid wages from work during breaks and in other circumstances.
Florida is home to roughly 80 percent of the country's Cuban-American population.
Sony Pictures hackers threaten 9/11-style terror against theaters showing the studio’s new comedy, “The Interview.”
Plus: Apple wins suit; Mars rover finding; Obama pick confirmed; Alaska leasing ban.
Surveys done by the Pew Research Center show that three-quarters of Americans think the immigration system needs to undergo major changes.
Newtown school shooting victims’ kin have sued the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.
The H-1B program: Is America shortchanging itself, or are we exploiting foreign-born students?
The Wallace Foundation invested more than $50 million into the Rand study to determine how well the summer enrichment programs work.
U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab issued the opinion in a criminal case involving a Honduran man who re-entered the country illegally.
Amid racial tensions, police across the nation are changing procedures to curtail use of deadly force in a bid to ease public distrust and
The Senate approved his nomination, 51-43
Plus: Obama visits troops; Texas detention center; Arizona abortion ruling; Tenn. expands Medicaid; Amazon threat.
The Sony Corp. unit is widening its efforts to stem damage from the release of employee salaries, health records, movie stars’ fees and
While the gap in quality health care is shrinking, differences in health outcomes between whites and African-Americans persist.
The dynamics that tamed both parties’ ideological wings will change next year, handing new challenges to congressional leaders.
States and the federal government have handed out tens of millions in public dollars to rail companies and government agencies.
Garcia v. Google has been catapulted into one of the most closely watched legal battles in years.
The report released last week by the Dem-led Senate Intelligence Committee revived a decade-old coercive interrogation techniques debate.
Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance.
Baseball cards date to the 19th century, but for Sy Berger, the decade after World War II was the perfect time to revitalize them.
The Japanese conglomerate is heading for its fifth net loss in six years, raising questions about its ability to hold on to businesses.
Plus: Jeb Bush to release emails; Va. students speak; Sony hack fallout; health care deadline; undocumented immigrants.
The Senate voted 56-40 on Saturday for the long-term funding bill, the main item left on Congress’ year-end agenda.
Marchers rally in Washington to decry deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police
Accounts of torture are a blow to the agency’s reputation, yet it is expected to emerge from the investigatory rubble with its role intact.
Civil liberties advocates lauded the government’s release of the material, but said it should have been done years ago.
Plans for a 42-turbine wind farm endangers a shrinking habitat for the 350 surviving vultures, scientists say.
Woman’s ability to give consent under scrutiny.
Plus: More rain for California; Oregon shooting arrest; Ferguson evidence; unions win email ruling.
The bipartisan budget agreement passed by the House would keep most of the government operating through the fiscal year.
He won his first Pulitzer for spot news in 1986 for coverage of the eruption of Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano in 1985.
The deluge, expected to taper off Friday, was the strongest so far this season and may be the state’s biggest in the past four to 10 years.
The legislation authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels.
PLUS: Reporter won’t be forced; FBI will probe hanging; Tamir’s death a homicide; execution drugs ruling.
The 219-206 vote cleared the way for a final showdown in the Senate on the bill — the last major measure of this session of Congress.
The loss of 3.2 million jobs includes 122,600 in Pennsylvania, with most of the positions in manufacturing.