November 26, 2014 @ 1:05 pm
Marion Barry will be remembered with three days of events befitting a man described by the District of Columbia's current mayor as the "most iconic figure" in the city's history, officials said Wednesday.
November 26, 2014 @ 1:04 pm
A Republican lawmaker says the battle against the Islamic State group needs to have "an Arab face," even as the U.S. leads airstrikes to help defeat the militant group.
November 26, 2014 @ 10:54 am
There's no free lunch -- or breakfast or dinner -- for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.
November 26, 2014 @ 10:20 am
Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
November 26, 2014 @ 10:17 am
Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges.
November 26, 2014 @ 8:08 am
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers.
November 26, 2014 @ 7:24 am
A senior defense official says U.S. special operations forces and Yemeni counterterrorism troops rescued eight hostages held by an al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen.
November 26, 2014 @ 6:32 am
President Barack Obama will hold talks at the White House next week with Jordan's King Abdullah, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
November 26, 2014 @ 6:12 am
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown.
November 26, 2014 @ 1:20 am
Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.
November 26, 2014 @ 12:20 am
A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.
November 25, 2014 @ 6:45 pm
Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.
November 25, 2014 @ 5:44 pm
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.
November 25, 2014 @ 5:17 pm
Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."
November 25, 2014 @ 4:44 pm
Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.