President Obama warned that Congress's failure to pass transportation funding could cost 700,000 jobs and effectively force states to halt 100,000 improvement projects.
Chelsea Manning's lawyer said Wednesday that a move from a military prison, so she can get treatment for her gender-identity condition, would make Manning choose between the treatment and her safety. Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
Not counting Idaho, 17 states have legalized gay marriage. Idaho's governor has said he plans to appeal the decision by a US district magistrate judge.
Democrats as well as some Republicans say remarks by Karl Rove about Hillary Clinton's health were out of bounds. But the GOP strategist has his defenders, who note that the media always scrutinize the health of serious presidential candidates.
The discovery of William Vahey, a man the FBI regards as one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory has set off a crisis in the community of international schools, where parents are being told that their children may have been victims, and administrators are scurrying to close loopholes exposed by Vahey’s abuses.