A new White House study found a 400 percent jump in prescription drug abuse between 1998 and 2008. Experts blame a lack of monitoring programs as well as Americans' increasing unwillingness to bear even small pains.
Construction crews discovered this week the remains of a 200-plus-year-old vessel. How did a 'World Trade Center ship' end up at the site?
Iran nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri flew back to Tehran this week. The case of Vitaly Yurchenko, a Soviet cold-war-era defector, may offer some clues as to Amiri's reasons.
President Obama on Thursday made his fourth visit to a battery manufacturer since taking office. He's pouring money and political attention into an industry that's playing catch-up – but that is vital to the future health of the domestic auto industry.
The DC Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Washington was within its rights to block a popular vote on same-sex marriage because the results could violate its human rights law. The city legalized gay marriage in March.
President Obama's nominee for second-in-command at the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, is 'dovish' on inflation – she's not likely to tighten monetary policy to counteract it.
From the days of FDR to Richard Nixon, the White House had an indoor swimming pool. It still exists. But the current press room sits on top of it.
Republican senators are asking Elena Kagan about her potential involvement, as solicitor general, in setting the strategy to defend the health-care reform law from court challenges. Ms. Kagan is now a nominee for the Supreme Court.
First of seven lawsuits against tough Arizona immigration law is heard Thursday in federal court in Phoenix. Money from private donors across the US has flowed into a defense fund for the statute.
A white House report released Wednesday said the stimulus plan has saved or created as many as 3.6 million jobs. But polls show Americans are skeptical.
A court has ruled that the FCC has to reconsider its fines for unplanned expletives blurted out on live broadcasts. The ruling comes as media experts debate whether the FCC should have a role in the Internet world.
Scott Brown is the swing vote for any major legislation that majority Democrats want to move. But come November, that is likely to change.
Members of a House committee on Wednesday began shaping a bill that targets the problems laid bare by the Gulf oil spill, from lax regulation to inadequate accident-response plans.
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston – former boyfriend and father of her son – have reconciled and could be married in six weeks. Politically speaking, is this good for Sarah Palin or Roger Clinton redux?
Democratic leaders have been furious over White House spokesman Robert Gibbs’s comment about the possibility that the GOP will take control of the House in the fall.
During his 21-year career at The Christian Science Monitor, Luix V. Overbea, who died July 10, served as a newspaper reporter, an on-air television host, and as vice president for community relations for the Monitor’s broadcast operations.
NAACP leaders on Tuesday called on the 'tea party' to repudiate racist elements and activities in its midst. Tea partyers say the NAACP is all wrong. Poll data offer a more nuanced picture.
The budget deficit overshadows all other economic problems facing the country, though there is room for more unemployment benefits, according to Republican economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
A Democratic House leader wants Congress to spend $10 billion to save teacher jobs. The White House has threatened a veto. Meanwhile, funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are in limbo.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani will stand trial in September for the 1998 truck bombing of the American Embassy in Tanzania despite Mr. Ghailani lawyers' objections that the US violated his speedy-trial rights. Ghailani has been detained by the US for at least five years.