Opponents of the gay marriage law had sought to take the issue to D.C. voters in a referendum. But the refusal of the Supreme Court to hear the case effectively puts an end to the referendum.
Screening for all air cargo shipped to the US via commercial passenger planes must be in place by the end of 2011, under a TSA proposal. The Yemen bomb plot led TSA to accelerate its timetable.
A wintry mix of snow turning to slush and freezing rain hit New York and Boston Tuesday, and one meteorologist says a line of snow storms is set to hit the Northeast from now to February.
Hanging over Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit in Washington this week: Does he control the People's Liberation Army?
The Republican leadership is planning only one day of debate on health care reform repeal, but some House GOP lawmakers insist that the vote is not just a symbol.
America – and Congress – have changed during the past two decades, giving gun rights the upper hand in states and on Capitol Hill. The Gabrielle Giffords shooting hasn't changed that.
Since 1953, the US has been able to derail lawsuits it says could reveal state secrets. The Supreme Court will look at a case Tuesday that questions whether the privilege is being applied properly.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. The civil rights leader was also one of the most famed orators in American history. Here are a collection of 10 MLK quotes.
Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday. It honors the slain civil rights leader. How much do you know about him? Here are 10 questions.
Wisconsin voters went decidedly red in the 2010 midterm elections, while Reince Priebus presided over the state Republican Party. As new RNC chair, he appears eager to embrace tea party activists.
US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, targeted in last week's Arizona shooting, continues to improve; a Tucson Safeway store reopens; and investigators work to build their case against Jared Loughner.
Latino voters, likely to be a key bloc in the Chicago mayor's race, get conflicting reports from candidate Rahm Emanuel and his rivals concerning his record on immigration policy.
After $1 billion spent, the US has 53 miles of 'virtual fence' in Arizona. The high-tech project is too costly to extend along the whole US-Mexico border, the Homeland Security chief said Friday.
The president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, flees the country amid unrest one day after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning to Arab states that refuse democratic reforms.
In many ways, Sarah Palin mirrors the ethos of the gun-rights movement she promotes: never back down. Criticized for her rhetoric in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings, she's since posted a combative defense on Facebook and signed up to speak at a hunting and gun convention.
Governor Jerry Brown might need two-thirds of the California legislature to support $12.5 billion in spending cuts – and that's just the first step towards his balanced budget.
What do the weak reviews for Columbia's new Seth Rogan vehicle, 'The Green Hornet,' mean for the league of second-tier superheroes set to swoop into theaters this summer?
A Westboro Baptist Church spokeswoman is expected to get air time on two radio talk shows in exchange for the called-off protests. Critics say the church will get more exposure that way, but one of the talk-show hosts says the deal was worth it.
Just this week, state officials in New Jersey, Florida, and Idaho have called for the elimination of teacher tenure, and more states plan to join the debate.