Carla Hayden will be the first woman and the first African-American to hold the office that oversees the federal collection of more than 162 million items.
The refugee plan angered some Republicans, who cite security and economic concerns. But some Democrats say the US should accommodate even more displaced people.
Facing accusations of fraud and various lawsuits, ITT Technical Institutes closed its doors last week. What happens for students who have nothing to show but debt?
In the trial of seven activists who staged an armed occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter, prosecutors dismissed claims that their actions were protected under the First Amendment.
The Democratic presidential candidate repeatedly seems to reveal as little as possible to the public. Is she too lawyerly for her own good?
After $185 million in penalties and the firing of 5,300 employees, Wells Fargo & Co says it may take additional disciplinary action over sales abuses.
A Maine family put a 'Black Rifles Matter' sign on private property. Is it offensive?
NCAA's decision is a response to a North Carolina law that critics say can lead to discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Oliver Stone's new biopic about the former NSA contractor and whistleblower is being accompanied by a push to get Edward Snowden pardoned by the Obama administration.
Past perceived gaffes, such as Romney's '47 percent' comment in 2012, have drawn far more attention from the media than from voters, who may make up their minds about candidates in other ways.