Food stamps cut: The House passed a bill Thursday that would make around $4 billion in cuts annually to the almost $80 billion-a-year food stamp program and allow states to put in place broad new work requirements for recipients.
Mourners have visited the site where The Station nightclub once stood in West Warwich, R.I., daily since 2003, when 100 people were killed in a pyrotechnics fire. On Wednesday, workers erected a fence around the site, so work on a memorial park may begin.
In a lawsuit involving a campaign employees who claimed he was fired in part for 'liking' the Facebook page of his boss' opponent, a Virginia appeals court ruled liking a page could be equated to supporting a candidate at a public rally, and is protected under the US Constitution.
Students at the University of Alabama marched Wednesday to protest racial segregation among sororities and fraternities. School President Judy Bonner issued a video statement acknowledging the system is segregated by race
Aaron Hernandez murder investigation leads to a house at 114 Lake Ave in Bristol, Conn. Aaron Hernandez never lived at the house, but a car rented in his name was found there. And Hernandez sometimes slept there.
Navy Yard shooting: The lone gunman, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, had been treated by the Veterans Administration for mental problems, including paranoia and a sleep disorder, prior to Monday's Navy Yard shooting that left 13 dead, including Alexis.
At least 13 people were killed at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard by gunman Aaron Alexis in the deadliest shooting rampage at a US-based military installation since the 2009 Fort Hood shootings.
Cincinnati bus crash: A Greyhound bus was traveling from Cincinnati to Detroit when it ran off the interstate, hitting a tree and fence before coming to a stop in a cornfield over the weekend. 'We haven't determined the cause,' said Highway Patrol.
Loveland flooding: Colorado counties reported some 1,500 homes have been destroyed and about 17,500 damaged by flooding. Rescuers are reaching more pockets of stranded residents in Loveland and other Colorado cities.
With Bill Thompson dropping out of the NYC mayor's race, Democrat Bill de Blasio will face Republican nominee Joe Lhota on Nov. 5. A potential runoff between the two front-runner Democrats was avoided.
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers was a leading contender to replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. But he has been a controversial figure, and on Sunday he withdrew his name from consideration.