House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government's bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was accused by police of making offensive comments while drunk during a traffic stop early Monday and was given a disorderly conduct citation.
Environmental advocates in states along the Mississippi River have won a round toward a long-term goal of having federal standards created to regulate farmland runoff and other pollution blamed for the oxygen-depleted "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and problems in other bodies of water.
Chicago health officials are reporting the city's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
The winner of a $400 million Powerball lottery ticket has come forward to claim his prize -- but he wants to remain anonymous.
STILL SLOW: Having cheered more Fed stimulus last week, investors are now fretting that the economy may be weaker than they thought. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 both slid for a third straight day.
A former Los Angeles International Airport security screener has been indicted on six counts accusing him of making threats that forced the evacuation of several terminals on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, authorities said Monday.
President Barack Obama wants Washington to grade colleges and universities based on their costs and success rates, but some people are already way ahead of him.
A banker who stood up against an online gambling operation was the star of an anti-money-laundering conference in Las Vegas on Monday.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is on an official leave from Congress to spend time with his wife as she undergoes major surgery.
If you're planning your week around Congress' consideration of a fiscal 2014 budget, here's a guide to what may be coming next.Keep in mind that it's all tentative. A last minute compromise, or one side's sudden decision to drop its opposition, or bad weather, for that matter, could change everything.
Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, September 23, 2013.
People with disabilities will no longer go straight to the front of lines at Disneyland and Walt Disney World after growing abuse of the system, park officials said.
A second archbishop is to be named in the Roman Catholic Church's archdiocese in Newark, N.J., where the archbishop is nearing retirement age and has been under fire for his handling of the case of a priest barred from unsupervised contact with minors, a Catholic publication reported Monday.
Detroit is famous for its music, from the Motown hits of the 1960s to the cutting-edge punk of Iggy Pop to the rap of Eminem. Little known, though, is that Michigan was also fertile ground for folk music, brought to the region by immigrants in the early 20th century and played in the logging camps, mines and factory towns where they worked.
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