01/04/2014 1:36amFor working people making modest wages and struggling with high medical bills from chronic disease, President Barack Obama's health care plan sounds like long-awaited relief. But the promise could go unfulfilled.
01/04/2014 2:29amIt's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people.
01/04/2014 2:33amFor more than two decades, running for Congress in this sun-soaked capital of Cuban exiles has required two things: a Republican registration card and a hard line toward the Castro regime.
01/04/2014 4:01amPresident Barack Obama is urging Congress to reinstate jobless benefits for more than a million Americans.
01/04/2014 9:02amAfter a dispiriting stretch of years, many Texas ranchers are optimistic as drought, expensive feed and other conditions that decimated their cattle herds start to loosen their grip. But rebuilding their herds will be neither cheap nor a short-term process, even in the nation's top cattle-producing state.
01/04/2014 9:43amAn unusual alliance of tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in the country's mandatory sentencing laws.
01/04/2014 10:06amA judge's dismissal of many claims against the federal government over levee breaches in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina leaves few storm-related legal battles left to fight.
01/04/2014 10:06amA team of plaintiffs' attorneys has spent roughly $16 million to sue the Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches that flooded most of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Joseph Bruno, one of those lawyers, estimates that they ultimately will recoup a mere $3.5 million of their investment.
01/04/2014 10:57amFormer first lady Barbara Bush praised the staff of a Texas hospital where she spent nearly a week being treated for pneumonia before going home Saturday.
01/04/2014 11:54amWith the snow still swirling from a fierce winter storm that threatened to snarl the city, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped out of his Brooklyn home and started to shovel.
01/04/2014 1:07pmU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz vowed months ago to renounce his Canadian citizenship by the end of 2013, but the Calgary-born Republican is still a dual citizen.
01/04/2014 1:15pmCanada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has yet to renounce his birth country's citizenship as promised _ but a spokeswoman said Saturday the tea party darling plans to have that finished soon.
01/04/2014 2:17pmA judge said Friday that the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery can remove her daughter from a California hospital if she assumes full responsibility for the consequences.
01/04/2014 3:52pmA third person injured in Minneapolis apartment building explosion has died, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday.
01/04/2014 4:27pmDonald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also worked at more than a dozen other newspapers, died Saturday at age 81.
01/04/2014 5:24pmThe father of a 17-year-old girl who was fatally shot at her suburban Denver high school said Wednesday that he and his wife have forgiven the killer, and he asked others to do the same.
01/04/2014 6:58pmNew York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.
01/04/2014 8:48pmFormer first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, a family spokesman said.
01/04/2014 8:55pmThe deep freeze expected soon in the Midwest, New England and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia.