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Obama shuts down Syrian embassy, consulates in U.S.

Obama shuts down Syrian embassy, consulates in U.S.

The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, requiring all personnel who are not legal U.S residents to…

All the news that’s fit to…whatever

All the news that’s fit to…whatever

A new study finds Americans of all ages are charting their own paths across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what’s…

Free tuition? A growing idea in some states

Free tuition?  A growing idea in some states

Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word “free,” and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college. Amid…

General tears up over affairs with subordinates

General tears up over affairs with subordinates

An Army general who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up Monday as he told a judge that he’d failed the female captain who had leveled…

NRA forces Obama to delay push on surgeon general

NRA forces Obama to delay push on surgeon general

The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Barack Obama’s pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association…

Backtrack on deportations carries political risk

Backtrack on deportations carries political risk

President Barack Obama’s new promise to seek ways to ease his administration’s rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has…

St. Pat’s parades that ban gays lose beer sponsors

St. Pat’s parades that ban gays lose beer sponsors

Two major beer manufacturers on Friday dropped sponsorship of St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York City and Boston to protest bans on gays marching openly. Sam Adams pulled out…

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

A group of same-sex couples in Arizona filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to challenge the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing that it violates the equal protection clause of…

Key deadline for Obamacare is approaching

Key deadline for Obamacare is approaching

Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don’t realize it. March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance coverage…

Former Christie aide shows up to contest subpoena

Former Christie aide shows up to contest subpoena

A key figure in a political payback investigation involving Gov. Chris Christie’s administration voluntarily came to court to watch lawyers argue over whether her subpoena from a legislative investigatory panel…