Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about serious economic damage.
A top aide to President Obama says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicvans could pursue impeachment of the president.
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The U.S. has been grappling with a surge in the number of unaccompanied children who have been fleeing violence in Central America.
Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to continue blocking confirmation of diplomats even though a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel has already been lifted, drawing a sharp rebuke from the State Department.
Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims, but the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement.
Prospects for a quick end to the fighting in Gaza dimmed as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
Bob Menendez, the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations chair, says he doesn't want more U.S. weapons abandoned by Iraqi troops fleeing Islamic State insurgents.
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
Sen. John Walsh plagiarized nearly all of the final paper he wrote for his master's degree at the Army War College in 2007, a new report finds.
The number of legal medical abortions has dramatically declined in Texas while the number of second-trimester abortions has risen, suggesting that women are forced to wait for the procedure.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is retiring from Congress at the end of the term, but said "there's a chance" she'll take a shot at the White House in 2016.
A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Obama's law took hold in much of the country.
Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote.
Co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered Elsa Ramirez's husband four months ago. Then they came looking for her.