The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled its latest energy efficiency rule on Thursday, a standard for commercial air conditioning units that the White House believes could slash energy use in commercial and industrial buildings.
After over three centuries of union with the countries of the United Kingdom, Scotland is looking at the possibility of being an independent nation, as voters pack up polling stations to decide the fate of the country on Thursday.
Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants andAustralia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.
President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and perhaps Syria.
President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.
Hispanic lawmakers and immigration advocates harshly criticized President Barack Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration and vowed to keep pressuring him to make bold changes.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday filed a notice of an appeal in federal court on Thursday challenging a ruling last month by a U.S. district judge that declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
Some have noted that the extremist who executed American journalist James Foley had "a London accent."
Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing.
A video recently posted by ISIS on YouTube showed an individual being beheaded by a member of the jihadist group. What made this particular clip, uploaded Tuesday, significant is the fact that the person in question is no nameless, unknown citizen.
In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.
President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.
U.S. lawmakers' inability to reach an agreement on immigration policy is at least partly to blame for a crisis that has seen thousands of children flee Honduras for the U.S. border, Honduran President Juan Hernandez said on Thursday.
White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve PresidentBarack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the United States.