President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon and cited recent gains in Syria as progress in the fight against Islamic State.
A final vote is pending and the outcome for the measure in the state House is uncertain.
The U.S. House is amid work on a bill to create a uniform I.D. card for military veterans.
The Obama administration accused local officials of releasing the suspected shooter in defiance of efforts to deport him.
The toll was lower than last year but was marked by an intense stretch of gun violence over eight hours on one of the nights this weekend.
The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their
The popular website experienced wide blackouts over the weekend as moderators spoke up.
A former congresswoman from California is hoping to bring about change in the way states draw their district borders.
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At least three senators spoke in favor of keeping the flag flying.
John Massari plays taps at military funerals next to a device that plays a digital recording. What happens when the live buglers are gone?
The move by the president is an effort to correct what he sees were errors when politicians went too far in cracking down on crime.
There’s no obvious explanation for the uptick in attacks. The sharks have ranged from five to eight feet, according to victims’ estimates.
But the proposal has raised concerns that it undermines First Amendment protections of free speech and would intrude on a person’s privacy.
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Republicans aren’t letting a presidential veto stop them from trying to block rules that would make it faster for unions to organize.
Jay’s admirers argue his achievements extend to virtually every branch of government, on the state, federal and international level.
The status of Wilson’s descendants comes via MyHeritage.com, a genealogy research site based in Israel.
The prison where Ohio carries out executions successfully applied for an import license from the DEA late last year.
Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the annual contest in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory.
Sixty-five years after Sgt. Joseph Snock of Apollo was captured, his remains have been identified.
Officials cite an increased effort by the Islamic State to galvanize its sympathizers in the United States and elsewhere since Memorial Day.
Humana has nearly 3.2 million people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, a total that falls just sort of market leader UnitedHealth.
The Department of Homeland Security is targeting illegal immigrants who are criminally convicted, terrorism threats or new border-crossers.
A train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire early Thursday in eastern Tennessee.
Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who was a Reagan administration Navy secretary, has announced he is entering the race.
“We are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere free of offensive symbols,” the tracks and their ownership groups stated Thursday.
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The settlement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill represents the largest environmental settlement in American history.
The Justice Department is conducting a civil antitrust investigation of whether airlines illegally signaled each other to keep fares high.
More than a half-dozen firest have burned black churches since a white gunman was charged in the Charleston, S.C. shooting.
The incident comes amid heightened security concerns ahead of the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has reported more than $45 million in donations.
The CSX train derailed in Blount County in the Maryville area, south of Knoxville.
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The new labor rule would require employers to pay time-and-a-half wages to salaried workers earning up to $50,440 a year.
U.S. Interests Section chief Jeffrey DeLaurentis arrived at the Cuban Foreign Ministry in Havana this morning to hand-deliver the message.
The action follows a 2014 vote by the Presbyterian Church to pull investments from three firms connected to the West Bank occupation.
Police nationwide so far in 2015 have shot and killed 123 people exhibiting mental or emotional crisis, a Washington Post analysis found.
The Supreme Court said it would determine whether public employees should be forced to pay dues to a union they don’t want to join.
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Crashes and deaths rose at rail crossings last year, reversing a long trend of decreases.
Advocates for Palestinians say the divest and sanction movement is a non-violent way to pressure Israel into ending human rights abuses.
Christie reintroduces himself to a national audience that has seen him fade from favor among Republicans.
New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that two killed or captured escaped murderers had intended first to go to Mexico.
County clerks in South reluctantly issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The court said the sedative drug does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
The governor said Sweat initially was listed in stable condition but was downgraded to critical Sunday night.
The plane wound up behind the two-story colonial, where a section of the tail and a charred wing rested on a hillside in the yard.