WASHINGTON (AP) – Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year’s presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country – and which … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee a dispute about an odd piece of U.S. citizenship law that treats men and women differently.
The justices said they will hear a case about a law that applies only … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama sought to reassure millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally that he has no plans to deport them, while acknowledging that the Supreme Court’s deadlock Thursday marks the end of the road for his … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Her parents didn’t hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn’t stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero.
“Female Force: Elizabeth Warren” tells the true-life … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block, including President Barack Obama’s health care law and tax credits for children of immigrants living in the … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year.
The Senate returned Monday with a strong majority of Republicans saying no to any consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – When former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his foundation was awarding $5 million to launch Providence’s high-tech idea to improve the vocabularies of the city’s youngest children, he said he hoped the pilot could take … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – A federally funded effort in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis to combat extremist recruitment has been slow to start since it was announced a year and a half ago.
Few local programs have been directly created by … Read Full Storyread more
DRAPER, Utah (AP) – The Catholic pope has a telescope with a mirror that was made by an angel in a synagogue.
If it sounds like the punch line from a joke, it’s not.
It’s just part of the way … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump promises to build a great wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it, but it will be a difficult pledge to fulfill.
Can he do it?
Sure, a wall can be … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here’s a look at each agency and department:
Up or down? Down 5.3 percent
-Obama’s budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is blocking Senate confirmation of a new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration to call attention to the agency’s approval process for opioid painkillers.
The Massachusetts Democrat said Monday he’s placed a … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – As the first voting nears in the presidential race, most Americans have little or no confidence in the federal government to confront what they see as the country’s most important priorities, according to a national survey.
The … Read Full Storyread more
For a dedicated group, the legacy of Christa McAuliffe is defined by her ability to inspire children, not the failed space shuttle launch that claimed her life 30 years ago.
“I feel, here is this vibrant woman who lived for … Read Full Storyread more
Works by more than 20 contemporary American and Portuguese artists will be on display Jan. 21-Feb. 19 in Mississippi State University’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.
Free to all, the “Luso-American Surrealism from the 21st Century” exhibit features more than … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom.
Many of the poorest households still earn just a fraction … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – In Iraq, the United States is pounding the Islamic State with air strikes but losing the airwaves.
Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed said Thursday that 80 percent of the news media in Iraq is directly or indirectly … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Taxpayers nationwide will get a few days’ grace this year to file their returns thanks to a little-known holiday in the nation’s capital. And the head of the IRS promises 1,000 more customer services representatives will be … Read Full Storyread more