VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He’ll also preside over a meeting … Read Full Storyread more
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Massachusetts economy, which represents nearly half of New England’s economy, grew at a faster rate last year than the U.S. economy. It was joined only by New Hampshire, while economic growth in the rest of … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government’s immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president.
They didn’t share her restraint.
Rand Paul put Clinton at the center of his first television ad, titled … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans.
The first official word that Clinton will … Read Full Storyread more
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Sergio da Silva and Armindo Goncalves – part of a young generation from a young country – came to Joliet Junior College this year to study agriculture, hoping to improve farming back home.
The Timorese students, … Read Full Storyread more
SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s office says she has again been invited to make a state visit to Washington, two years after she declined a similar invitation to protest an American spy program.
Her office said Tuesday … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would welcome the pontiff … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – They say the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes. President Barack Obama wants to add one more: voting.
Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S. while speaking to … Read Full Storyread more
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) – Eastern New Mexico University has announced it will host a two-week writers retreat this summer in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Portales News-Tribune reports that the European retreat will take place from Jun. 28 through July 10… Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.
Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Spending for the Homeland Security Department expiresFriday at midnight if Congress doesn’t act before then. With lawmakers at loggerheads over immigration provisions in the agency’s annual funding bill, it’s not certain how the Capitol Hill … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.
Armed … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON — American officials plan to join their Portuguese counterparts in “intensified consultations” aimed at ensuring the decision to streamline the U.S. presence at Lajes is implemented as “thoughtfully as possible,” according to a prepared statement released Feb. 13 by … Read Full Storyread more
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) – The state’s senators are calling on Congress to fully fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security because emergency officials in Rhode Island rely on the funding.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse say the … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as U.S. drug “czar” won unanimous approval in the Senate Monday as lawmakers vowed to curb an epidemic that results in more than 40,000 deaths a year from overdoses of prescription … Read Full Storyread more