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Crowd in Times Square welcomes 2015

Crowd in Times Square welcomes 2015

A million people crammed into New York’s Times Square ushered in 2015 with cheers, hugs and kisses after the glittering New Year’s Eve ball descended from high above and a…

Mixed reviews as Obamacare enters second year

Mixed reviews as Obamacare enters second year

The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care law shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or…

Child kills mother with her pistol in Wal-Mart

Child kills mother with her pistol in Wal-Mart

A 29-year-old woman described as a “beautiful, young, loving mother” was fatally shot by her 2-year-old son at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart in what authorities called a tragic accident. The…

GOP leaders expect Scalise debacle to fade away

House Republican leaders have been supportive of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise since the revelation that he appeared before a white supremacist organization 12 years ago, suggesting they think the flare-up…

GOP House leader a speaker before white supremacists

GOP House leader a speaker before white supremacists

As Republicans struggle to attract more votes from minorities heading into the 2016 presidential election, a House GOP leader has acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists,…

Convicted tax evader will resign from Congress

Convicted tax evader will resign from Congress

A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion just days ago has announced he’ll resign from office next week because he would not be able to give the…

Will Hillary run? She needs to decide soon

Will Hillary run?  She needs to decide soon

A still undeclared candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton sits atop the prospective field of Democratic presidential candidates for 2016. But as Clinton has said before, if she runs again, she’ll work…

Two open fire on LAPD police car

Two open fire on LAPD police car

Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one was able to shoot back,…

Is Barack Obama still relevant?

Is Barack Obama still relevant?

It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with…

Clinton’s economic message under scrutiny

Clinton’s economic message under scrutiny

If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats. Members of her party are watching…