Andrew Taylor and Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 11:22am
A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, Congress scrambled on Thursday to wrap-up unfinished business, voting decisively to send President Barack Obama a defense policy bill but facing obstacles on a stopgap spending measure.
David Bauder, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 11:13am
Vice Media is starting an apprenticeship program at its Brooklyn headquarters for recently released prison inmates, saying it wants to take action on an issue that the media company has been reporting on for the past few years.
The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs.
Matt Volz, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 10:41am
A federal judge in Montana has decided not to make public the long-running secret negotiations on the cleanup of the nation's largest Superfund site between the U.S. government and the company responsible for the mining waste.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 10:32am
The drama of Britain's exit from the European Union was being acted out this week on two of London's grandest stages: the Supreme Court and the House of Commons chamber. The plot is gripping, but the ending is still a mystery.
Frank Eltman, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 10:20am
Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and seaport communities in four states have asked a court to stop the federal government from auctioning off the rights to develop a huge offshore windfarm in the Atlantic Ocean between New York and New Jersey.
A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.
Erica Werner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 10:11am
Minority Leader Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law.
David McHugh, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 10:11am
The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros ($579 billion) in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency union heads into what could be a tumultuous election year.