The New York Times
Updated: 7 hours 9 min ago
While both sides say they are trying to help the squeezed middle class, the divide between the two parties on fiscal policy may be as stark as at any time since Bill Clinton’s first term.
A bid to end Arkansas’s practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected Wednesday by a state House committee.
A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for passing secret nuclear weapons data to a person he believed to be a Venezuelan government official, the F.B.I. said.
Loretta E. Lynch’s dealings with the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee were mostly cordial as she faced questions on immigration and other hot-button issues.
The study found evidence of “adverse tiering,” or placing all of the drugs used to treat H.I.V. in a specialty tier, where consumers are required to pay at least 30 percent of the cost of the drug.
A prosecutor in Rock Hill said the misdemeanor trespassing charges against the nine black students should never have been filed.
The man, who was at an apartment near the White House when he lost control of the drone, went to bed before reporting the episode, according to law enforcement officials.
High winds and whiteout conditions swept across New England as the storm moved up the East Coast, leaving the island of Nantucket without power.
Arizona became the first state to require its high school students to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens.
The president, facing pressure from both parties, dropped from his budget a proposal to effectively end college savings accounts known as 529s.
Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included advising on lunar landings, verifying Einstein’s theories and creating an atomic clock.
The Utah Supreme Court recently ruled that it was justified in cutting off a white supremacist’s access to public defenders after he had behaved so badly with so many of them.
Many Republicans see a challenge by Ms. Warren as their party’s best hope to weaken, and potentially defeat, Mrs. Clinton in a contentious Democratic primary.
The deficit is down, for now, and the sense of budgetary crisis has vanished as bipartisan pressure is rising to increase spending.
One study shows that from 1960 to 2010 the percentage of Republicans and Democrats who would be upset if their children married across party lines shot up.
A notable and enormous collection of political memorabilia has been languishing in storage since its creator died, and his family and curators are seeking a way to organize and display thousands of treasures.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals called off Wednesday’s execution of a man linked to five killings, though lawyers said the court did not immediately explain its decision.
A man awaiting a deportation hearing was out on bond when he killed a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes, federal authorities said.
The State House Committee on Commerce and Labor killed a proposal Tuesday to raise the minimum wage.
Judge Bert Richardson refused Tuesday to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry, rejecting arguments that Mr. Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive when he carried out a veto threat.