For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs.
More than 660,000 people in the U.S. used heroin in 2012, officials say, nearly a 100% increase over 2007. Abuse is increasingly seen in the suburbs.
Peaches Geldof overdosed on high-quality heroin, a British coroner ruled Wednesday, concluding an inquest into her April death.
Oregonians will be able to vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
Republicans hoped that by filing a lawsuit against President Obama ? a move that is expected to win House endorsement Wednesday ? they would mobilize conservatives eager for a confrontation with the White House. But so far it appears to be rallying Democrats at least as much as Republicans.
Tiger Woods and Justin Rose of England will play in the same group for the first two rounds of the British Open for the first time since 2002 at Muirfield. Back then Woods was on a hot streak, going for...