Updated: 01/09/2014 - Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016.
Posted: 01/08/2014 - Elvis Presley fans have gathered at Graceland to honor the late rock 'n' roll icon's 79th birthday.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - From North Carolina to Florida, from the midwest to the northeast, the polar vortex has a firm grip on much of the U.S. with freezing temperatures and dangerous wind chills.
Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank's efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases.
Updated: 01/06/2014 - It's winter, right? So what's the big deal about an arctic blast? Conditions could be deadly in some places, and it is estimated more than 140 million of Americans are feeling the freeze.
Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue.
Updated: 01/05/2014 - Flights have resumed at New York City's Kennedy airport two hours after a plane from Toronto slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway.
Posted: 01/05/2014 - The White House recently announced President Barack Obama’s support for a Senate bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. While it remains to be seen whether the bill will make it through Congress, many states are not waiting to take action.
Posted: 01/05/2014 - A 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered massive brain injuries last month after a dental procedure died late Friday, said an attorney for the child's family.
Posted: 01/05/2014 - New York will soon allow the limited use of medical marijuana for seriously ill patients under a plan the state's governor will announce in the next few days, the New York Times reported Saturday.
Posted: 01/05/2014 - The United States is sending a heavy icebreaker to help free a Russian ship and a Chinese icebreaker gripped by Antarctic ice, the Coast Guard said on Saturday.
Posted: 01/05/2014 - The United States will help Iraq fight an al Qaeda-linked group that seized the city of Fallujah in the west of the country, but will not send American troops, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.
Posted: 01/05/2014 - Can Vladimir Putin, the indomitable Russian president – the world’s most powerful man, according to Forbes Magazine – actually win the Winter Olympics?
Posted: 01/05/2014 - Former first lady Barbara Bush praised the staff of a Texas hospital where she spent nearly a week being treated for pneumonia before going home Saturday.
Posted: 01/05/2014 - Frigid temperatures generated by what one meteorologist labeled a “polar vortex" took hold across a wide swath of the Midwest and Northeast on Saturday, as the regions dug out from a deadly snow storm and braced for another blast of dangerous winter weather.
Posted: 01/04/2014 - Don Everly, half of influential rock duo the Everly Brothers, says he experienced an "extreme emotion moment" before he heard of the death of his brother Phil.
Posted: 01/04/2014 - As the U.S. economy continues to its slow climb from the depths of the recession, a better job market and increased home values finally have consumers spending again. It’s clear that the U.S. consumer is back.
Posted: 01/04/2014 - The high times in Colorado are coming with high costs for cannabis consumers.
Posted: 01/04/2014 - It only took eight years and a bachelor's degree, but Leah Beach has finally stopped hearing her least-favorite question: What do you really plan to do for a living?