09/25/2013 9:17amHillary Rodham Clinton says she plans to lead an effort to evaluate the progress women have made around the globe in becoming full and equal participants in society.
09/25/2013 12:33pmA debt collection operation that involved text messages and collectors allegedly posing as attorneys has led to a $1 million settlement with the federal government.
09/25/2013 12:58pmCalling it a "matter of justice," Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill that will hike California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.
09/25/2013 2:24pmGovernment agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday.
09/25/2013 3:05pmHewlett-Packard Co. says it's severing ties with a subcontractor that employed Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.
09/25/2013 4:27pmTriggering disagreement over just what constitutes public trust, a judge on Wednesday sentenced a famously brash Chicago Democrat to six months in prison for failing to declare campaign cash he spent at casinos as taxable income.
09/25/2013 6:42pmIsraelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.
09/25/2013 7:39pmIraq's top diplomat warned outside nations Wednesday not to send military aid to Syria's rebellion for fear they could assist jihadist groups that he said might have a role in a future government in Damascus.