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
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday night over the Texas senator’s eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman’s “New York values,” ending months of civility between fiery contenders … Read Full Storyread more
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Even a jackpot isn’t enough to buy anonymity for many lottery winners, whose names are often made public by state law.
But now it’s becoming increasingly possible for big winners to hide their identity, and … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans should resist “the siren call of the angriest voices” in how the nation treats immigrants, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said as the GOP used its response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union speech saying he’d keep it short, in what must have seemed music to the ears of some in the chamber antsy to get to Iowa to campaign for … Read Full Storyread more
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Embarking on his final year in office, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to present an optimistic vision built on economic progress under his watch while seeking to ease Americans’ … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The parents of an Army Green Beret who was killed in Afghanistan will be guests at President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.
Carol and Peter McKenna of Bristol are the parents of U.S. … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – While the White House has condemned Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as “disqualifying” and “toxic,” President Barack Obama may have only himself to blame if a President Trump ever succeeds in putting his … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist – basically, the crowd from “Cheers” – to live as neighbors.
That finding by the real estate brokerage Redfin makes the capital … Read Full Storyread more
Number of students coming from Brazil spiked in the 2014-15 school year, from 13,000 to 23,000
BOSTON (AP) – The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 percent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in … Read Full Storyread more
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The fourth Republican debate of the 2016 presidential election had the distinct feel of, well, a real debate.
After Republicans widely panned the moderators at the previous debate for creating a circus-like atmosphere, the candidates -eight, the … Read Full Storyread more