Federal investigators are looking into an incident in which two bottles of alcohol with lit paper-towel fuses were thrown at a U.S. congressman's office early Thursday in Kansas City.
In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred.
Senate Republicans have killed a Democratic-written constitutional amendment aimed at big spending in election campaigns by corporations, wealthy individuals and candidates themselves.
New Yorkers and tourists marked the anniversary Thursday of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with a ceremony held at the new National September 11 Museum.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he walked out of a speech Wednesday night after the "In Defense of Christians" dinner audience booed his comments in support of Israel.
A year after the Tea Party caucus forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over President Obama's health care law, few seem to have the stomach to push their demands that far again.
Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to claim that an amendment in the wake of the Citizens United ruling would criminalize Saturday Night Live by preventing corporations from engaging in political speech.
House Republican leaders are postponing a vote on a short-term spending bill as they weigh President Obama's request for the authority to train and equip Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants.
Martinez, the nation's first female, Hispanic governor, responded: "I know what's in my heart" -- and a University of New Mexico political science professor said some could view King's comment as "race baiting."
Sentencing for former City Councilman Richard Montes de Oca Alarcón and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcón, is expected to be delayed amid the Alarcóns' push for a new trial, attorneys said Tuesday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq's Shiite leader on Wednesday to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis — or jeopardize any hope of defeating the Islamic State group.
Prime Minister David Cameron and other U.K. political leaders have rushed north to Scotland, where Cameron begged Scots not to break his heart by voting to become independent from Britain.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine haven't yet been implemented fully.
President Obama will give a televised speech to outline an expanded effort to combat Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad.
Republicans controlling the House will propose a short-term spending bill keeping the government open into December and extending authority to keep the Export-Import Bank open till June 2015.