23 min ago | Lincoln Daily News
As Congress debates legalizing about 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, immigration advocates are pushing plans they say will open the asylum process for thousands of more people who flee persecution in their home countries.
23 min ago | Canada.com
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said at Bait Al Baraka in Muscat, Oman, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
23 min ago | WHBF-TV Rock Island
23, 2011 file photo, Mattaponi tribe members hold a deer presented by Mattaponi Chief Carl Custalow as Gov.
4 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence
An embezzling case that began with a chef being accused of stealing food from Virginia's Executive Mansion and morphed into a political scandal involving two of the state's most powerful politicians has some... An embezzling case that began with a chef being accused of stealing food from Virginia's Executive Mansion and morphed into a political ... (more)
7 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville
Now that tech darling Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take action to close loopholes or reform the law.
7 hrs ago | USA Today
One of the energy efficient features installed during 2012 at the Marriott La Jolla in La Jolla, Calif., was a programmable thermostat for each room.
8 hrs ago | WPTV Local News
Teams of first responders descended on the devastated town of West, Texas, after a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant left scores of casualties and turned homes to rubble.
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say.
The mother of a 13-year-old West Texas cheerleader found dead in March said Tuesday that since her daughter went missing more than two years ago she had feared the worst, including that the girl was chained and tortured or had fallen victim to human traffickers.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill on Tuesday, sending the measure to the Senate floor for consideration and giving the bill's backers their first major legislative victory.
A lawyer for a former board member at Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble Co., who was convicted on insider trading charges, has told an appeals court that his client deserves a new trial.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is learning to eat lean and mean this week. The freshman lawmaker is taking the 'SNAP' challenge, living off the equivalent of what Connecticut families receive in food stamps.
Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller testifies on Capitol Hill at a hearing on Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups, May 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Europe risks an extended period of low growth and deflation like Japan 's unless the European Central Bank acts with an aggressive quantitative easing program.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Tuesday he will put on hold about 20 applications to export liquefied natural gas until he reviews studies by the Energy Department and others on what impact the exports would have on domestic natural gas supplies and prices.
Moniz, who was sworn in Tuesday as the nation’s new energy secretary, said he promised during his confirmation hearing that he would “review what’s out there” before acting on proposals to export natural gas. Among the things Moniz said he wants to review is whether the data in the studies are outdated.
A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a cellphone controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved - and disable it remotely.
This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. A federal appeals court is backing the U.S. government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by U.S. commandos.
A federal court in San Francisco has struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless there's a medical emergency.