The White House announced its intention on Tuesday to establish refugee processing in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to try to deter unaccompanied children from resorting to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on their own.
On Tuesday Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic from grocery and convenience stores in an effort to take action against pollution in streets and waterways.
Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election.
Marijuana legalization debate goes on, but more states are going to legalize it by the end of the year.
U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.
Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department.
A hunt for the masked man in the ISIS beheading videos has now yielded a positive identification of the previously unknown militant.
Recently, some witnesses in Raqqa have been able to give the rest of the world a glimpse into life in the said city. Apparently, public crucifixions and decapitated heads are becoming common sights in the ISIS stronghold.
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday a new global agreement on climate change must include strong commitments from emerging economies and move past the rich-poor country divide that has hampered progress in United Nations negotiations.
Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis held their first debate in a Rio Grande Valley border town as they targeted support from Hispanic voters.
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.