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Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have allowed the NSA to search the records held by phone companies on a case-by-case basis.
A pending article in the peer-reviewed journal Water Policy sets out to refine some early versions of the factors that led to the disaster.
The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been used for 50 years to acquire land of special historical or environmental significance.
Plus: Senate approves stop-gap to extend funding for highways; water lost in California after dam vandalized; and more.
Plus: Burundi opposition leader fatally shot; Somalia towns captured; and more.
Nearly 900 pages of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private account provide little apparent fuel for a Republican probe of her actions.
Environmentalists have praised the new rule, but it has attracted fierce opposition from several business interests.
He argued that his approach to the problems in the Middle East flows from an interpretation of Jewish values.
Majority Republicans, in a rare alliance with the president, overcame opposition from the chamber’s most powerful Democrats.
The shift does not end the stalemate in Congress that threatens to disrupt bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.
Washington state and others are trying to revamp police training to produce officers who are more community-friendly.
Plus: Pipeline ordered tested after spill; oil platform shuts down; cigarette packs must carry warning; suspect arrested in D.C. murders
The trial of the officer, Michael Brelo, played out amid broader questions about how the police interact with African-Americans and use
Charles Johnston’s plane went missing over New Guinea in 1944. This is how he made his way back home.
Mr. Obama said the U.S. and its allies aren’t losing against the Islamic State, but more should be done to help Iraq reseize lost territory.
The testing should be shortened by 90 minutes next year.
The woman was found killed Thursday, as was her teenage son, and her former boyfriend was being sought to face charges.
Robert Gates, also a former defense secretary, made the statement at the organization’s annual meeting.
Plus: Democratic lawmakers condemn President Obama’s “jailing” of migrant mothers and children; environmentalists rallying after oil spill.
It was a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
In a commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy, President Obama tied his urging for action on climate change to national security.
The Senate voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill granting the White House authority to speed trade deals through Congress.
Plus: Bill would end death penalty; meat labeling rules; oil spill settlement; drug raids; shielding foes of gay marriage ’Happy’
As much as a fifth of the 105,000 gallons may have leaked out reached the sea, according to estimates.
The latest recall expansion made it one of the largest safety recalls in the country’s history.
The correspondence is part of a new set of documents that were declassified and released to the public Wednesday.
The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better.
Her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her presidential campaign.
Federal authorities and all 50 states are accusing them of deceiving donors and diverting close to $190 million for personal expenses.
Plus: Shell’s drilling plans; California signs climate pact; Los Angeles City Council boosts minimum wage; gang shootout in Waco, Texas.
Despite prosecutions and jail terms, the biker gangs still maintain a presence in this region and occasionally make very public appearances.
The World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. “country of origin” labels on red meat may force Congress to change or rescind the labels.
The National Transportation Safety Board said it has not ruled out the possibility that an object may have struck the windshield,
The court ruled Maryland can’t doubly tax its residents by denying them full credit for certain taxes paid on income earned in other states.
Those under arrest will face charges of engaging in organized crime, police said following a deadly gun battle at a sports bar on Sunday.
Many people have been saying that for years, of course. But politicians hoping to be president rarely run ahead of public opinion.
From June 2012 through April 2015, Baltimore correctional officers have refused to admit nearly 2,600 detainees who were in police custody.
Plus: Rapper killed in NYC, Bird flu spreads in U.S., Central U.S. hit by floods
The ban is part of Mr. Obama’s push to ease tensions between law enforcement and minority communities.
Political campaigns now buy your data, and send their messages directly to you via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube because it is efficient.
The Federal Railroad Administration plans to order Amtrak to install an automatic train control system in the area of the fatal crash.
To many, the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarmaev almost feels like a blot on the city’s collective consciousness.
Nevada and Washington are among states feeling the effects of lacking rainfall.
Protesters gathered in Seattle to oppose pil and gas exploratory drilling in the waters off Alaska.
The legislature did pass one bill advocates sought, which was aimed at limiting municipal reliance on fines for revenue.
Plus: Flu slows production; Last graduation at women’s college; Blue Bell layoffs; Geese killed by poison.
The shootout took place in a parking lot outside the restaurant; eight people died there and one died at a hospital, according to reports.
The 269-to-151 vote was an unusually low level of support — the bill received 325 votes in 2014.
Plus: Bergdahl prisoner swap; terror suspect sentenced; prominent family slain; and more.
The federal jury chose death by lethal injection for Tsarnaev over its only other option: life in prison without possibility of release.