With the beginning of daylight savings time, clocks should 'spring ahead' an hour. It's also a good reminder to replace batteries in fire and carbon monoxide detectors.
Some critics say Wisconsin protests were borderline unconstitutional because they threatened the orderly processes of state government. At issue is an obscure clause in the Constitution.
With the House and Senate no closer to agreeing on a federal budget – already five months overdue – House Republicans suggest moving back the deadline for a sixth time.
After 16 days of hard negotiating, the NFL and its players failed to reach a contract agreement by a 5 p.m. deadline. The players' union disbanded in order to take its case to court.
The House voted this week to end two programs to help certain homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. More housing aid is on the chopping block, as lawmakers decry 'ineffective' programs.
President Obama signals that, for now, he is wary of committing US military forces to help the Libyan opposition oust Muammar Qaddafi.
An early step to running for president is to form an exploratory committee. So what can it do?
Though stripped of its financial provisions, the bill Gov. Scott Walker signed Friday is a setback for public-employee unions in Wisconsin. Here's how it affects unions and their members.
President Obama, under attack from Republicans over higher gas prices, counterpunched on Friday, saying domestic oil production is at its highest level since 2003.
The tsunami created by Japan's 8.9 earthquake has now hit the West Coast. Early reports suggest that two California towns – Crescent City and Santa Cruz – have been hit hardest.
A nuclear plant in Japan is said to declare a state of emergency, as backup power used to cool three reactors runs low. Help is on the way. 'It's a dicey situation,' says nuclear specialist in US.
Tsunami warnings on the US west coast kept most people away from the water, but tsunami waves damaged boats in northern California and flooded parts of Hawaii. Some California surfers ignored a tsunami warning and tried to find bigger waves.
Japan earthquake relief efforts are underway, with one US Navy ship already loading humanitarian supplies. The Pentagon's first priority Friday, however, was to make sure all its personnel and equipment in Japan and the Pacific were safe.
Tsunami warnings coming off the huge Japan earthquake Friday has Oregon residents and others along the US west coast moving away from the shore. Tsunami warnings are also in effect for the Hawaiian Islands.
A hearing chaired by Rep. Peter King to investigate radicalization within the American Muslim community touches on an important topic, terrorism experts say. But they question the tone.
California Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to have spending cuts passed by the Legislature and a June 7 special election called by Thursday. Missing that deadline could complicate his already complex budget solution.
Americans who are older, conservative in their religion and politics, and Republican are more likely to be wary of Muslims in this country, according to polls conducted before Rep. Peter King's hearing on 'radicalization' among American Muslims.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he needed to rein in collective bargaining in order to secure key long-term budget savings. Is he right? Here are the arguments pro and con.
If Congress pares back funding for NPR, small stations will be hit the hardest, so many are already looking for ways to survive if the worst happens.
A Senate hearing on Thursday produced fireworks over light bulbs, as conservatives urged repeal of US energy-efficiency standards they see as anticonsumer and paternalistic.