Detroit's emergency manager turned over control of the city's water and sewage department to the mayor's office Tuesday amid scrutiny over the city's policy of cracking down on water customers with overdue bills.
The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency?s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it had done nothing wrong.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election.
These are tough times for Batman in Gotham City.
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
The House vote to sue President Obama is the first such legal challenge by a chamber of Congress against a president and a historic foray in the fight over constitutional checks and balances.
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past. So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of Community Affairs, flew to New Orleans to meet battle-scarred veterans of Hurricane Katrina. A $10-billion reconstruction program there called Road Home had become notorious for long delays, confusing rules and mishandled applications. Similar complaints were widespread after Hurricane Ike walloped Texas in September 2008, the costliest storm in the state's history, three years after Katrina. Yet New Jersey officials ended up hiring...