The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.
Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What’s the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?
Calling the shootings “questionable,” a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.
A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.
The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.
Like the U.S., Mexico is struggling with a surge in illegal migrants. Mexico criticizes how the U.S. treats its migrants. But it faces similar criticism from Central American migrants in Mexico.
Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.
States and cities have been investing billions of pension money in hedge funds. That’s costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don’t have much to show for it.
Leaders of the three African nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus met to discuss ways to fight the outbreak. With the situation deteriorating, it’s likely more of the region will be quarantined.
Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America’s recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy “could be doing even better” if Congress helped.
A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.
Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.