Friday, April 24, 2015
U.S. Senate panel voted late Wednesday to give U.S. President Barack Obama authority to "fast-track" a massive Pacific trade accord, adding a provision opposed by the White House that addresses currency manipulation.
The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of U.S. President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee.
A Jordanian immigrant bent on revenge over his daughter's marriage to a Christian killed a female Iranian activist who persuaded the woman to go through with the marriage, then later killed his despised son-in-law, according to charges revealed Wednesday in Houston.
A Michigan woman was sentenced three to seven years in prison after firing her gun at a McDonald's drive-through when her hamburger was delivered twice without bacon, local media reported Wednesday.
M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century's most acclaimed works of criticism, has died. He was 102.
A California man who was freed after serving 34 years of a life sentence for murder had the charges formally dismissed Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, lashed out against the federal government's sweeping surveillance programs, staking an aggressive position on an issue already dividing the Republican presidential field.
Bars and gambling venues in this notoriously libertine city are adapting to a big change: the start of a smoke-free ordinance Wednesday was being marked as a historic step in making the city healthier.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The family of an unarmed African American teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri said Wednesday it will sue the city for his "wrongful death."