After a January execution appeared to cause intense pain, Ohio planned to increase the dosage of its lethal injections. The moratorium aims to give defense lawyers time to prepare challenges.
Darrell Issa subpoenaed Secretary of State Kerry to testify on Benghazi, but Speaker Boehner had designated a different House panel to serve as the central organization for the continued probe.
Maya Angelou, a giant in American life and letters, who died on Wednesday, led a breakthrough for black women writers and left behind a sweeping record of engagement with life.
Homelessness in America has declined 17 percent since 2005 as states reverse the old prevailing wisdom. Now, moving into a home can be the first step off the streets, not the last.