3 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun-control group is launching a new ad campaign aimed at Democratic Sen.
7 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant
An influential senator on Friday expressed strong concerns about Japanese company Softbank Corp's plan to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel , the No.
7 hrs ago | Canada.com
Federal officials were searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed along the crucial Interstate 5 corridor, but Washington Gov.
7 hrs ago | KTIV-TV Sioux City
After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the... By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept ... (more)
10 hrs ago | Seattle Times
Gun owners in the only state still banning concealed weapons would win that right under a plan approved by the Illinois House on Friday, but the governor and other powerful Democrats oppose the plan because it would wipe out local gun ordinances - including Chicago's ban on assault weapons.
13 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls
Minnesota's investor-owned utilities will be required to get 1.5 percent of their power from solar energy by 2020 under legislation signed by Gov.
17 hrs ago | El Paso Times
The U.S. law on chemical safety is 37 years old, riddled with exceptions and widely considered ineffective - so much so that the government hasn't even tried to restrict an unsafe chemical since courts overturned its asbestos ban in 1991.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research released a report that says the USA lags behind the richest countries in paid annual vacation and holidays.
A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.
House members writing a bipartisan immigration bill said Thursday they had patched over a dispute that threatened their efforts, even as they and the rest of Congress prepared to return home for a weeklong recess where many could confront voters' questions on the issue.
The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
On the day of Anthony Weiner's first official campaign stop, the governor of New York offered a scathing evaluation of the disgraced former congressman's bid for mayor.
Anthony Weiner began his campaign for New York City mayor in earnest on Thursday, shaking hands with voters in Harlem and doing a radio interview to make his case for a political comeback.
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand of New York addressed the latest case at West Point.
The cruise industry said Wednesday that it's adopting a passenger bill of rights that guarantees the "safety, comfort and care" of guests.
The Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system to be able to better share and merge its data with the Department of Veterans Affairs, but officials cautioned that it was part of a "long-term modernization" effort and would not help ease the backlog in VA disability claims.
The Chicago board of education voted Wednesday to close 50 schools and programs, an ambitious plan that has sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define - for better or worse - Mayor Rahm Emanuel's term in office.