A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year.
Arizona was among 32 states and the District of Columbia that saw a slip in construction employment between March and April.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $600 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.
By T.C. Cameron Michelle Chavez didn't set out to break barriers or change perceptions.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act before its summer recess, and legal experts are already in disarray over what the ruling could mean for same-sex married couples who live in, work in, or move to one of the 38 states that specifically bar the recognition of gay marriage.
UCLA's pro-gay Williams Institute think tank reports today that with the addition of Minnesota to the ranks of states that have legalized same-sex marriage, more than a fifth, or 22 percent, of gays and lesbians now live in states where they can marry.
Editor's Note: The Washington Times' Emily Miller is currently investigating why NBC's David Gregory hasn't been charged with possessing a high-capacity magazine within the District of Columbia.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a number of recommendations on Tuesday that could change DUI law completely , including the recommendation that states adopt a drunk driving threshold of 0.05. The implications are obvious: more "drunk" drivers, presumably fewer accidents, and of course, more business for lawyers.
PJM Interconnection, operator of the nation's largest electric grid, expects to have sufficient power this summer when air conditioners push power use to as high as 155,553 megawatts.
I've written before about the unequal geographical distribution of D.C. Public Schools' planned school closures, with wards 5 and 7 bearing the brunt.
A federal criminal complaint and arrest warrant for the man known for now only as "John Doe" was signed Friday in the District of Columbia.
Bryan Sivak has lived the Silicon Valley dream - in the last 15 years, he co-founded two startups, one of which was acquired by Oracle two years ago.
The Associated Press has described the US government's secret seizure of its journalists' telephone records as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion". The justice department has provided no explanation for the seizure but officials have previously said the District of Columbia prosecutor was conducting a criminal investigation into information ... (more)
As a home health aide, Nicole Fletcher, 40, provides personal assistance to the elderly, people with disabilities and those living with chronic conditions in their own homes.