California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the first woman and the first minority to serve as the state's top prosecutor, planned to announce the move Tuesday to become the first prominent Democrat to enter what's expected to be a full field in the 2016 senate race to replace Barbara Boxer.
Following Ohio State's 42-20 victory over the University of Oregon in Dallas, police made a handful of arrests after using tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds of students and other fans celebrating the Buckeyes' win.
President Obama was notably absent from the Sunday rally in Paris, in which dozens of world leaders linked arms in defiance of terrorism. "We should have sent someone with a higher profile," said a White House spokesman.
The political hot potato known as Keystone XL may soon be heading to President Obama's desk. After six years of deliberations over the proposed oil pipeline, forces on all sides of the debate are ready for Obama to make his decision.
President Obama's proposal to make community or technical college free comes with a steep price tag. The Associated Press explains how the plan could work, where the funding would come from, and how Congress might react.
The FBI offered a $10,000 reward a bald white man with sunglasses based on accounts of witnesses who saw him place an explosive device behind the building that houses the NAACP and a black-owned barbershop
Heather Cook, Maryland's second-highest ranking Episcopal leader, and the first female bishop in her diocese, turned herself in to authorities Friday. On Dec. 27, Cook struck and killed a man riding his bicycle.
Proponents of the bans in Texas, Louisiana and Alabama have argued that states have the right to decide who can marry and that it is in the states' interests to promote marriage between a man and a woman.