The New York Times
Updated: 10 hours 54 min ago
A number of Republicans say the government should be kept open even as their party fights President Obama’s immigration plan.
It was a morning of smiles and shivers as freshman House members stood in below-freezing temperatures for their class photo outside the Capitol on Tuesday.
A key polar bear population fell nearly by half in the past decade, a joint study by the United States and Canada found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying.
As senators prepare to vote Tuesday, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, hopes her effort will help her in a close runoff election.
Mr. Frenzel had been appointed to governmental panels by presidents of both parties since ending his 20-year career in Congress, and he was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.
Although it is primarily Democrats and President Obama who continue to push for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a Democratic representative who is pregnant cannot get an exception on Democratic Caucus voting rules.
Environmental activists are again accusing the coal company Frasure Creek Mining of simply duplicating pollution reports to steer clear of regulators.
Dr. Martin Salia, who died on Monday of Ebola, was two weeks into his illness and presented a steep challenge for treatment.
Officials say adding the kiosks with free Internet access will help close the digital divide, while others worry the city may be creating a monopoly.
Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were sued Monday by a legal advocacy group which alleged that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges.
The mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him at Corcoran State Prison where he is serving a life sentence.
A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.
Allison M. Macfarlane offered a look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the industry before she steps down at year’s end.
When Dr. Peress, a dentist serving in the Army, was promoted to major, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy said he was convinced it was part of “special treatment for Communists.”
Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement allows him to activate the Missouri National Guard in preparation for a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teenager.
Scientists have created artificial intelligence software able to recognize the content of photos and videos with such accuracy that it can sometimes mimic humans.
Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico will lead the party’s campaign efforts in the House, and Steve Israel of New York will work to communicate its agenda.
The architect of the Capitol posted a time-lapse video of the scaffolding being constructed that currently surrounds the building’s dome.