U.S. & Politics
Lois Lerner, the head of the tax division on exempt organizations, was put on administrative leave a day after she invoked the Fifth Amendment before a House committee.
The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay youths as members, while continuing its policy of excluding openly gay adult leaders.
The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Sri Srinivasan, President Obama’s nominee for a long-vacant seat on the United States Court of Appeals in Washington.
One outstanding question is how transparent the Obama administration will be about drone strikes in the future.
"From our use of drones to the detention of terrorist suspects, the decisions we are making now will define the type of nation -- and world -- that we leave to our children," the president said.
As the Oklahoma chief medical examiner’s office released the names of 16 of the 24 victims of a tornado in Moore, Okla., families and friends remembered the seven children killed at Plaza Towers Elementary School.
For over a century, Moore, Okla., has taken a battering in Tornado Alley. Despite the continual destruction, people have stayed put and rebuilt, while others have moved in.
A funeral was held Thursday for a 9-year-old who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, in one of the state’s most destructive tornadoes in decades.
Lawyers for George Zimmerman released new material in an attempt to draw a negative portrait of Trayvon Martin as troubled at school and enamored of a “gangsta” culture.
In a widely anticipated speech on Thursday, President Obama said he would impose a higher standard on the use of drone strikes, and he sought to renew his effort to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Sen. Tom Coburn says, despite what some reports say, he agrees with FEMA funding for tornado relief, but if it runs out, he will stick to his policy.
Some populations of roaches have evolved a highly effective strategy to avoid sweet-tasting poison baits, researchers say.
The bill would head off a doubling of interest rates, instead tying the rates to prevailing market trends, an approach not favored by Senate Democrats.
Counterterrorism drone strikes have killed four Americans overseas since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged on Wednesday.
A six-hour congressional hearing Wednesday on Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups lacked one thing -- answers from the woman who heads the unit responsible for a scandal dominating Washington politics.
Joseph H. Boardman has led the government-owned railroad corporation to record growth in ridership and revenue since taking over in November 2008.
Peter Bergen says there's lots of misinformation about the counterterrorism policies President Obama will address Thursday.
IRS official Lois Lerner says she didn't break any laws or rules in her statement to the House Oversight Committee.