A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Senators are questioning top Obama administration officials about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs for the first time since the House narrowly rejected a proposal last week to effectively shut down the NSA’s secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records.
Facebook’s stock has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky public debut last May, crossing a symbolic hurdle that has eluded it for more than a year.
Steady growth in the U.S. economy and higher company earnings helped the stock market edge up near record levels Wednesday.
It’s judgment day for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier charged with aiding the enemy for giving troves of U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks.
A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent “boom after boom after boom” through the neighborhood around it. Several people were injured, with at least three critically injured.
Door-to-door mail delivery is about as American as apple pie. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, that tradition could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress.
A row house collapse Monday severely damaged neighboring houses and hurt eight people, including a baby and a critically injured contractor.
Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.
An Italian tour bus plowed through several cars before it crushed through a sidewall of a highway bridge and plunged into a ravine, killing at least 38 people, authorities said Monday.
National Weather Service officials said they expect people on the Big Island and Maui to see the brunt of the storm on Monday morning, with wind gusts up to 60 mph, possible flooding and waves up to 18 feet high.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bus carrying teens coming home from a church camp crashed Saturday on a busy Indianapolis thoroughfare, killing three people and sending others to hospitals, officials said.
An Indiana Department of Transportation camera showed the
PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a recreational boat struck a barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge on New York’s Hudson River, sending two people into the water who haven’t been found. Four others were hurt.
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a gunman who barricaded himself with hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex has killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team.
Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez tells The Associated
He was inside the van for than an hour before waking up, letting himself out and knocking on the daycare’s front door.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
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The House Ethics Committee is continuing an investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.
The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty.