Congress struck a deal Wednesday night that will reopen the government through January 15 and allow the Treasury to borrow through early February or so. The deal did not defund Obamacare, as some Republicans had hoped it would.
After a 16-day shutdown, a bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate sent a bill to the House on Wednesday that would prevent a default and reopen the government. The President promised to sign the bill immediately after it reaches his desk.
Since Edward Snowden's first published leak about National Security Agency surveillance techniques appeared in The Guardian on June 5, new revelations have been steadily trickling out. Here's a look at what we've learned since June, broken down by 16 key dates.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid and minority leader Mitch McConnell expected to wrap up their negotiations in time to hold votes on the package Wednesday. The deal was expected to mirror one that Senate leaders discussed over the weekend.
Two members of a notorious family that authorities say once tried to set up a whites-only nation in America face federal firearms charges after a raid netted dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
The demolition of Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School will be unusually thorough, say officials, to ensure no part of the school is sold for mementos of the tragic shooting. Most of the building will be completely crushed and hauled away to an undisclosed location.
The NSA snags contact information as it flows through telecommunications servers and other systems overseas, according to a Washington Post report. Not surprisingly, civil libertarians are unhappy with the new revelations.