WASHINGTON (December 10, 2013) - Senate Democrats have approved a key judicial nominee from President Barack Obama, the first nomination cleared since they weakened Senate filibuster rules.
AUSTIN, Texas (December 10, 2013) - Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools - and conservatives are hoping similar measures will gain momentum across America.
JOHANNESBURG (December 10, 2013) - Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (December 10, 2013) - The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence, R.I., says that while there's much to admire in Nelson Mandela's life and public service, the former South African president's support for abortion was "shameful."
JOHANNESBURG (December 10, 2013) — President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
WASHINGTON (December 10, 2013)- Federal offices in the DC area will be closed Tuesday as a round of snow is expected to hit the region just in time for the morning commute.
LOVELOCK, Nev. (December 10, 2013)- Unseasonably cold temperatures have added urgency to the search in the mountains of northwestern Nevada for a couple and four children who have been missing since Sunday.
WASHINGTON (December 10, 2013)- Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.
BOSTON (December 10, 2013)- 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.
LOS ANGELES (December 10, 2013)- Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy allegedly handcuffed him, took him to a break room with no windows or public access, and threw him against a refrigerator.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (December 10, 2013)- A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl's name: Avielle.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (December 10, 2013) — A snowstorm pushed into New England on Tuesday, making for messy travel conditions after causing widespread school and government closures in the nation's capital and elsewhere along the Eastern seaboard.
AUSTIN, Texas (December 10, 2013) — Tea-party activists may be delighted at the thought of Ted Cruz and Steve Stockman representing Texas in the U.S. Senate. But other political observers don't see Stockman as a credible candidate so far in his bid to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
WASHINGTON (December 10, 2013) — President Barack Obama's choice to head the Internal Revenue Service told senators Tuesday he will work to restore public trust in the agency in the wake of the tea party scandal even as the IRS takes on new responsibilities administering the president's health care law.
RENO, Nev. (December 10, 2013) - A member of a search team on Tuesday found two adults and four children who had been missing in the frigid mountains of northern Nevada for the past two days.
PRINCETON, N.J. (December 9, 2013) — Princeton University has started its mass vaccination of students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.