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Journalists are not exactly perceived as heroes these days. Poll after poll finds t he public is soured on them , ranking them down toward the bottom of the list with lawyers, congressmen, ax murderers and other lowlifes.
The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
New sign-up numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama's health care law, but not enough to guarantee that Americans who want and need coverage by Jan. 1 will be able to get it.
The Supreme Court is considering whether to give a new sentencing hearing to a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, front right, and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, front second left, arrive for the Trans-Pacific Partnership meet in Bali, Indonesia.
Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District are contending with snow as they trek to the polls to decide who gets to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Edward Markey.
Majority Leader Harry Reid , says the Senate will not extend current farm law if Congress can't agree on a new farm bill before adjourning next week.
A search is on in the mountains of rural northwestern Nevada for a couple and four children who went to play in the snow Sunday and haven't returned.
Military commanders no longer will have the ability to toss out jury convictions for sexual assault cases under an agreement reached by congressional leaders.
In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Secretary of State John Kerry will present his best case to Congress against plowing ahead with new economic sanctions on Iran that could break a historic nuclear agreement and estrange America's closest allies in Europe as well as China and Russia.
Bipartisan budget negotiators are working toward a modest budget agreement to replace tens of billions of dollars in spending cuts this year and next with longer-term savings and revenue from increased fees.
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The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
At least seven current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation of inmate abuse in the nation's largest jail system.