The New York Times
Updated: 6 hours 37 min ago
NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought.
Debbie Dingell, the wife of Representative John Dingell, the Michigan Democrat who announced his retirement, will declare her intentions on Friday, a person briefed on her plans said.
Transportation officials have penalized Asiana Airlines for failing to assist family members of passengers on a flight that crashed last year at San Francisco International Airport.
Monitors of the mine near Carlsbad, N.M., assured anxious residents gathered at a town-hall meeting that there was no health risk.
A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across $10 million in rare gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.
A proposal by Dave Camp of Michigan, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, to simplify the tax code is coming under scrutiny from fellow Republicans.
An unconventional lender is trying to make it easier for low-income people to buy houses despite the tighter requirements that other lenders adopted after the mortgage bust.
President Obama is apparently resigned to dealing with the next Afghan president on troop withdrawals and training, since President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a long-term security agreement.
President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner met to discuss a long list of issues, and aides to both men called the rare meeting constructive, but offered no evidence that gridlock is over.
Recent accidents have drawn attention to the risks of shipping large quantities of crude oil in unpressurized railcars.
The initiative will provide healthy snacks including fruits and vegetables and opportunities for at least 30 minutes of physical activity.
Students at the University of Michigan used Twitter to give voice in 140 characters or less to what racial tension feels like on campus.
Daniel A. D’Aniello gave $20 million to the American Enterprise Institute, which is aiming to increase its staff and expand its conservative mission.
Racial tensions are playing out in new ways on college campuses nationwide, like the University of Michigan, which has seen a sharp decline in black undergraduate enrollment.
The next chapter in an insurance marketplace’s success story: offering technology and services to other states.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally unveiled the department’s $496 billion budget for the 2015 fiscal year and acknowledged the risk of a proposed troop reduction.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said that state attorneys general who believe that laws in their states banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory are not obligated to defend them.
Gov. Jan Brewer received legislation that would permit business owners the right to refuse service, on religious grounds, to gays and others.
More airborne radiation has been detected in southeastern New Mexico from a leak at the nation’s first underground nuclear waste dump.