Without quick action by Congress, the U.S. Transportation Department may begin scaling back or halting work on thousands of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects at the height of the construction season this July, when the nation's Highway Trust Fund is expected to run dry.
The news that a grand jury began hearing evidence Wednesday in the case of a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old did little to placate skeptics, who say the rules in place to empower the jurors will undermine justice for the victim.
U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and the parents of Michael Brown in a fast-paced series of gatherings that coincided with one of the most peaceful days since the Aug. 9 fatal police shooting of the unarmed black...
The birthrate for American teens hit an all-time low in 2013, and government statisticians attribute the decline to a reduction in teenage sexual activity and more widespread use of birth control among those who are having sex.
Illai Kenney, a telecommunications student in Washington, found herself mesmerized by the constant stream of images flooding into her Twitter feed of protests underway in the small town of Ferguson, half a continent away.
Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark of his administration.
For the first time in two years, the Angels are two games above .500. Jered Weaver won his fourth consecutive decision and Hank Conger drove in a career-high five runs to spark the Angels to a 9-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The Angels go for a four-game series sweep on Monday. In the first three games of the series, each starting pitcher got into the seventh inning. The three starters -- Weaver, Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs -- combined to give up five earned runs in 21 1/3 innings on 13 hits and four walks with 15 strikeouts. The Angels (19-17) won for the eighth time in 12 games. Weaver is 4-0 with a 1.73 earned-run average in his last five starts. He...