Republicans hope candidates like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appeal to a growing minority population that has given Democrats a decided advantage in the last two presidential contests.
Responding to a report of a suicide attempt, police found two women, a man, and a female child dead in Crowley Texas Sunday night. Police say they appeared to be a 'family unit' but it's not clear exactly how they were related.
Despite keeping his campaign promise to curb the use of stop and frisk, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has struggled to support the NYPD and also defend the rights of protesters who share his liberal values.
Amid rage over the killings of two police officers in Brooklyn and an unarmed black man on Staten Island, the city's police commissioner has pled for closer attention to the roots of both police and civilian frustrations.
Troubling executions this year in Ohio and Arizona gave capital punishment opponents a flicker of hope that areas of the country that most enthusiastically support the death penalty might have a change of heart. They didn't.
Considering a presidential run, Jeb Bush will resign from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp., where he has been a director since 2007. The health care company supported President Obama's Affordable Care Act which Bush has called 'flawed to its core.'
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday school officials and union leaders agreed to add 40 additional minutes to the school day for children from kindergarten though eighth grade. The longer day will cost about $12.5 million a year.
The funeral for New York Police Officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot to death along with his partner a week ago, was expected to draw thousands of mourners Saturday. Vice President Joe Biden, and Mayor Bill de Blasio were expected to speak.
In his Christmas message to the US military, President Barack Obama marked the end of US combat in Afghanistan: 'Because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the American armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country.'