With no sign of an end to three mushrooming scandals, the White House acknowledged the rising political dangers on Wednesday by launching a concerted effort at damage control.
The acting head of the Internal Revenue Service has resigned, forced out by the White House after it came to light that the agency had illegally targeted conservative groups during the last presidential campaign.
It's happened again. Just one week after a disgraced Air Force sexual assault prevention official was arrested for sexual battery, the U.S. Army is dealing with new allegations of sexual misconduct by one of its own officers in charge of the sex assault prevention unit in Fort Hood.
For the first time since at least 1850, U.S. population growth will soon be due mostly to immigration, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.
On Monday, Caroline Kennedy was selected to sit on a New York City jury for the trial of a man accused of dealing crack cocaine.
It's taken 64 years, but Columbia University is finally responding to requests to lift restrictions on a fellowship that is only allowed to be awarded to white students.
Increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have significantly delayed expansion of Pyongyang's illicit nuclear arms program, according to a confidential report by a U.N. panel of experts seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a $1 billion initiative to fund innovations in federal healthcare programs aimed at cutting costs while improving the health results.
The proposal to add in a biometric tracking system for tracking the comings and goings of foreigners entering the U.S. was defeated by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators Tuesday.
California will spend an extra $2.9 billion on public education over the next two years thanks to higher-than-expected revenue, money that could help Governor Jerry Brown win support for his plan to funnel funds to the state's poorest districts.
Wading into the national debate over immigration, California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing for a faster path to citizenship for the millions of people who are in the country illegally.
The former Latino outreach director for the Republican Party in Florida switched his party allegiance to Democrat, citing his former party’s troubles with minorities.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving to make foreign students easier to track in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Vermont is one step away from becoming the 17th state to pass legislation to relax restrictions on the possession of marijuana.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama on Tuesday to make available for questioning everyone who knew about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and demanded "no more stonewalling."