U.S. auto sales continue to be high in part because Americans are taking out longer loans, as advertised by this dealer in Prince Frederick, Md.
“The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel”
These soldiers keeping Ukrainian forces in Perevalne penned inside their base wear no insignia, but a Ukrainian captain says they freely admit they are Russians and occupiers.
Police officers cordon off a crater left in front of Cairo’s security directorate after a car bomb detonated Friday morning, killing at least six and injuring 51 others.
Baking season has arrived, and the oven is beckoning. So we’ve asked some of the best pastry chefs in Los Angeles for home recipes to ease bakers into fall.
Merck’s late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at the highest dosage offered in trials, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that brand-name drugmakers can be sued for violating the antitrust laws if they make a deal that pays a potential competitor to put off selling a generic version.
WASHINGTON — The federal government should do large-scale drug injections of wild horses to make them infertile, according to a highly anticipated recommendation from the National Academy of Sciences.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to the campaign of abortion opponents to "defund" Planned Parenthood.
WASHINGTON - President Obama faces a fresh test today of his determination to steer clear of the civil war in Syria when he considers a desperate plea from a longtime U.S. ally.
Has a piece of advice ever seemed so apt, or so frightfully ironic?
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left in doubt Monday whether gun owners have a Second Amendment right to carry a firearm in public.
JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the "festering absence of peace" between Israelis and Palestinians only fuels extremism and that the time is right for renewed efforts toward resolving the decades-old conflict.
WASHINGTON — It’s been a while since NASA’s been known as a place for space cowboys.
MEXICO CITY — Some 2.2 percent of all U.S. gun sales are made to smuggling rings that take firearms to Mexico, a scale of illegal trafficking that’s “much higher than widely assumed,” an academic study released Monday found.
WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday gave Indian tribes new power to prosecute non-Indians in tribal courts for any crimes linked to domestic violence.
WASHINGTON — The White House worked Wednesday to distance itself from the recent release of illegal immigrants from federal custody, a move officials at the Department of Homeland Security suggested was necessary given looming budget cuts.
WASHINGTON — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he signed off on the controversial “pink licenses” that will be issued to some young illegal immigrants who were granted protection from deportation for two years.
WASHINGTON — Concerned about falling short of congressional deportation targets, federal immigration officials last year beefed up efforts to remove thousands more illegal immigrants convicted of crimes.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to go beyond its controversial Citizens United decision and consider striking down the limit on the total amount that wealthy persons may give to candidates and political parties.
WASHINGTON — Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama’s health-care law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Over the last 26 days, something unusual has happened in Afghanistan: Not one U.S. service member has been killed. The lion’s share of the fighting — and dying — is now being done by Afghans.
WASHINGTON — Illegal immigrants may have to wait about a decade before receiving a green card under an immigration bill being crafted by a group of senators from both parties.
WASHINGTON — NASA is balking at plans by Space Florida to build a new commercial launch pad near the Kennedy Space Center, and now officials — in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. — are racing to persuade the space agency to change its mind.
WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama proposed a broad package Wednesday designed to curb gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons, limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, required background checks on all gun purchases and stiff new penalties for those who buy guns from unlicensed …
CHICAGO — It looks like on this Black Friday, some consumers are putting themselves at the top of their holiday shopping lists.
WASHINGTON — Senior State Department officials acknowledged to Congress on Wednesday that they had turned down requests to send more U.S. military personnel to guard diplomatic facilities in Libya shortly before the Sept. 11 attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
A Louisiana man has been released from death row, becoming the 300th prisoner nationwide to be freed after DNA evidence showed he was innocent.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Democrats staked out unmistakably liberal positions on some of the nation's most volatile social issues Tuesday, notably abortion and gay marriage, planting the party as firmly on the political left as Republicans are on the political right.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It was one of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s headline-grabbing campaign vows: Welfare recipients would have to pass a drug test to make sure addicts weren’t receiving Floridians’ tax dollars.
TAMPA, Fla. — An approaching tropical storm, forecast to become a hurricane as it roars into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, has forced postponement of the first day of the Republican National Convention here, party officials announced Saturday evening.
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers investigating the Fast and Furious program want to know why a top official who oversaw the failed gun-tracking operation was allowed to stay on paid leave while taking a second full-time job in the private sector — an arrangement that is netting him two six-…
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas did not act unconstitutionally when it moved to expel Planned Parenthood from a health and contraceptive care program for low-income women.
Norman, the young hero of the animated delight "ParaNorman," hears dead people. He sees them, too. So there's no sense trying to comfort him because you think he's missing his dead grandma too much.
WASHINGTON — Immigration authorities are bracing for a deluge of applications starting Wednesday when more than 1.2 million young illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children can seek to legally stay and work in the country under President Obama’s most ambitious immigration ini…
NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has increased police presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport, including patrols by marine units, after an apparent breach of its $100 million state-of-the-art anti-terrorism security Saturday — by a man who said he swam ash…
WASHINGTON — After an impasse with a South Carolina senator was broken, the Senate passed a historic bill Wednesday by unanimous consent that would help thousands of sick Marine veterans and their families who were exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
A punishing Midwest drought may lead to food inflation as the cost of corn soars and the price of a key feedstock for ranchers rises.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s Legislature is poised to become the first in the nation to pass an “anti-Arizona” law instructing police to release illegal immigrants instead of handing them over to the federal government if they haven’t committed serious crimes.
WASHINGTON — Last-minute talks to stave off a House committee vote declaring Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress broke down late Tuesday when the attorney general failed to provide subpoenaed documents for the panel’s investigation into the ATF’s flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking o…
WASHINGTON — The unlikeliest of marriages — the most violent Mexican drug cartel and the world of U.S. quarter horse racing — ended with the arrest Tuesday of one of the top men in the Zetas drug-trafficking ring after U.S. officials began suspecting an uncanny run of good fortune at the tra…
WASHINGTON — President Obama has made him a foil for more than three years, the man he blames for the “mess” he inherited of an economy in free fall and wars gone astray. But it will be smiles and handshakes Thursday when Obama welcomes former President George W. Bush to the White House.
WASHINGTON — President Obama ruffled some feathers two years ago when he lambasted the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision during a State of the Union speech. It was unusual for a president to criticize the justices as they sat before him.
NEW YORK — A 51-year-old unemployed New Jersey man was arrested Thursday in the death of Etan Patz, the 6-year-old Manhattan boy whose disappearance 33 years ago Friday on his first solo trip to school gripped the national psyche.
WASHINGTON — This has been an unusually ugly year in political advertising. Seven out of 10 ads that have aired so far in this presidential race have been negative, a huge leap from 9.1 percent in the 2008 campaign cycle, according to a new analysis from the Wesleyan University Media Project.
WASHINGTON — The first Gallup poll of the general election campaign shows Mitt Romney edging out President Obama, a close result that both parties expect will be the case through much of the next seven months.
WASHINGTON — Besides waiting nearly a week before identifying the Army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, the U.S. military scrubbed its websites of references to his combat service.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow a 43-foot-tall cross that serves as a war memorial to remain atop Mount Soledad near San Diego, arguing the cross that has been there since 1954 is not an endorsement of religion.
LOS ANGELES — A 22-year sentence was unreasonably lenient for al-Qaida-trained terrorist Ahmed Ressam, who drove a trunk load of powerful explosives into the United States from Canada with the intent of bombing Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium, a federal appeals…