The New York Times
Updated: 6 hours 11 min ago
An improving labor market, broad economic growth and a falling federal budget deficit are brightening the prospect of bipartisan cooperation next year.
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Senator Dianne Feinstein that the release of the long-delayed review could ignite unrest in the Middle East and endanger hostages.
The gain was the largest monthly jump in payrolls in nearly three years, and average hourly earnings surged 0.4 percent, twice what analysts expected.
The shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer here on Tuesday has added new fuel to the already fiery debate over the role of race in the police use of lethal force.
Under new rules to be issued by the White House, federal agents can still consider race and ethnicity when stopping people at airports and immigration checkpoints, officials said.
The spacecraft returned to Earth, just a mile off target in the Pacific Ocean, about four and a half hours after it was launched from Florida.
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President Obama on Friday announced his selection of Ashton B. Carter to lead the Pentagon, White House officials said, embracing a physicist and national security centrist who may advocate a stronger use of American power.
In our time, for my generation, for those parents whose skin is not white, the coming-of-age conversation is not about the birds and the bees. It is a conversation about race.
Strong economic growth holds the promise of continuing the steep, downward slope of the budget deficit and could ease animus between Republicans and the White House.
Stephen Colbert will interview President Obama as part of a live show at George Washington University.
After 20 years of giving money only to Republican candidates and committees, the company’s PAC gave to four Democrats in the last election.
In New York, Boston and Washington, crowds massed to call attention to the killings of unarmed African-Americans by white police officers.
Many hope that the federal government will succeed in obtaining an indictment of New York City police officers where Staten Island prosecutors failed.
A mammoth effort is underway to digitally publish Albert Einstein’s letters, papers, postcards and diaries that have been scattered in archives, attics and shoeboxes.
Loretta E. Lynch will be heading a federal investigation into the death of Eric Garner as the new Republican-controlled Senate decides whether to confirm her as attorney general.
An account by the Florida State quarterback has wound up in the hands of the news media and on the Internet, escalating tension between the lawyers on either side of the case.
In a visit to Canada, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said he would not second-guess the grand jury that declined to charge the police officer who killed Eric Garner in New York City.