December 18, 2014 @ 12:29 pm
President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:44 am
The U.S. is prepared to veto a United Nations Security Council proposal that calls for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands in 2017.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:21 am
The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House this week:
December 18, 2014 @ 11:16 am
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the lengthy U.S. economic embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked" and voiced support for opening trade with Cuba in the aftermath of the Obama administration's policy shift regarding the communist island.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:14 am
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration's decision to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba won't impact immigration rules just yet.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.
December 18, 2014 @ 10:20 am
The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent."
December 18, 2014 @ 9:36 am
The State Department is delaying the release of a volume from its U.S. foreign relations history that deals with the CIA-backed overthrow of an Iranian prime minister in the 1950s out of concern that publication could undermine nuclear diplomacy with the Islamic republic.
December 18, 2014 @ 8:57 am
A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years.
December 18, 2014 @ 8:36 am
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year.
December 18, 2014 @ 8:20 am
The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of the Washington museum's exhibit on civil rights.
December 18, 2014 @ 8:08 am
The U.S. is imposing sanctions on the mother-in-law of a Mexican drug lord because she allegedly concealed assets from a drug cartel's operations around the world.
December 18, 2014 @ 7:57 am
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy posted a third straight solid gain in November.
December 18, 2014 @ 7:17 am
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.
December 18, 2014 @ 6:45 am
Three schools in the nation's capital are closed Thursday amid an ongoing order not to drink tap water in a section of northwest Washington because of petroleum contamination in the water system.