In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice.
Effort to undo state's Sunday liquor ban has gained steam in recent years, but success not yet assured
The highly anticipated state-federal deal will provide $350 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $150 million in state funds.
The father of a mentally distressed black man shot and killed by police who thought he was armed sued the San Diego-area department on Tuesday.
A review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president.
Minnesotans grappling with higher health premium costs seek prompt legislative relief.
A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.
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A California natural gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review required to resume operations, though it might never return to full capacity, state officials said Tuesday.
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An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter.
President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share "a commitment to engage with all of the world."
Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are circulating a bill to legalize medical marijuana.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year and could increase the number of uninsured Americans to 32 million in 10 years, while causing insurance premiums to double over that time.
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday.