Richard Alarcón was a trailblazer in Hispanic politics whose career spanned from the City Council to the state legislature.
Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.
According to the Satanic Temple, the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision bolsters the rationale that its members should be exempt from "informed consent laws" prior to having an abortion.
A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya.
While the Obama administration supports Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas, officials have grown increasingly concerned about the civilian casualties in Gaza.
President Obama on Monday urged young leaders in Africa to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women.
Sensationalist propaganda and intimidation from North Korea are common, and government officials have made similar threats in the past.
With international investigators still blocked from the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, reports from foreign correspondents appear to corroborate social media and intelligence accounts that link the crash to a Buk missile launcher fired by pro-Russian separatists.
Fighting in eastern Ukraine prevented a team of unarmed Dutch and Australian police officers from reaching the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 again on Monday.
Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down MH17, the chief government spokesman said Monday.
A U.S. federal judge ruled that a ban on carrying handguns in Washington, D.C., is unconstitutional.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reinforced the Security Council's demand that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."
Nearly five years after a devastating earthquake nearly flatten Haiti's capital, the U.S. Congress on Friday passed legislation aimed at shedding light on how U.S. funds are used in the country's reconstruction efforts.
President Obama met with Central American leaders while the House wondered how much money, if any, should be spent on stemming the flood of children coming across the border.
Texas already has been paying an extra $1.3 million a week to put more troopers and game wardens in South Texas, and expects to pay $12 million a month for the the National Guard deployment.