Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has applied for more than half the $8 billion allotted for high-speed rail. State officials say California's plan is the most shovel-ready.
The House and Senate moved this week to cut off federal money to the community organizing group now mired in controversy.
The senator gave crucial support not only to national legislation but also to hospitals, universities, and research centers in his home state.
Soldiers arrested leftist President Manuel Zelaya Sunday as he planned to carry out a controversial referendum to extend presidential term limits, despite a Supreme Court ruling that the vote would be illegal.
Residents can now "tweet" the city about public problems, part of growing efforts to use online and social networking tools to get better customer service.
His reforms make it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit and financially support family on the island. But some Latin leaders say the changes don’t go far enough.
Quest intensifies for new revenue streams, but solutions aren't in time to save some.
Hebert Veloza Garcia's extradition will stymie efforts to find justice for his victims, say Colombian human rights groups.