WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but add it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year is not likely to heed that call.
WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Board of Regents on Monday named Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton to lead the world's largest museum and research complex in the nation's capital.
WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named the president of Cornell University to lead the world's largest museum and research complex in the nation's capital.
LANSING, Mich. — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has relentlessly attacked Democrat Gary Peters for supporting the federal health care law.
President Barack Obama will host Ukraine’s new Prime Minister at the White House on March 12 as the standoff over Russian troops in Ukraine’s Crimean region continues to intensify.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers would have their equipment allowance doubled for things like uniforms and practice ammunition under a bill approved by the Oklahoma House.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on the need to reduce tensions in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, the White House said, as the U.S. seeks Beijing's backing for efforts to isolate Russia.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota lawmaker is apologizing for his tweet about the NBA that was seen by some as racist.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that follows the route of an abandoned railroad, a decision that could force the government to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate landowners.
With three weeks to go before the March 31 health insurance enrollment deadline, the White House is picking up the pace -- this week spotlighting women and moms with “Moms Know Best” week.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.
WASHINGTON — The hashtag gave it away.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have agreed on the importance of upholding Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas Student Senate will vote this week on whether to eliminate a fee students have paid to the athletics department for more than 30 years.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent and growing public health crisis" and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
WASHINGTON — With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down.
OXON HILL, Md. — Attitudes on same-sex marriage are shifting among conservatives, echoing Americans’ changing views.
AURORA, Colo. — If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt in the subdivisions, shopping centers and ethnic eateries wrapped around Denver's southern end.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president's health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular benefit programs for the elderly.