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The Islamic State gave Jordan 24 hours or less to release a prisoner. If not, the militants said, they will kill not only a Japanese hostage, but also a captured Jordanian pilot
The winter weather laid bare the civic and political high-wire act of the modern snowstorm.
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to open up a vast stretch of East Coast waters to oil and gas drilling.
While the House of Representatives weighs whether to impose new sanctions on Tehran, the Iranian Parliament is working on a resolution of its own.
As a Feb. 15 deadline approaches, the Obama administration said 9.5 million people had signed up for insurance this year through public marketplaces set up under the Affordable Care Act.
A jury found Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty of raping a fellow student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing.
Asking people which presidential candidate they prefer this early is about as useful as consulting a Magic 8-Ball.
As Mitt Romney considers a 2016 presidential run, he again finds ill will instead of favor from Rupert Murdoch, a reality that has pained and angered Mr. Romney’s allies.
A look at the congressional franking privilege, a survival from Colonial days, updated for the Internet era.
A booming business in lending to poor people with bad credit who need cars to get to work is as much about Wall Street’s demand for high returns as it is about used vehicles.
One would think that we’d be more ready for her; after all, we had been waiting for this moment for over three years. But “ready” and “get your car seat” are two very different things.
Although driving bans were in effect and transit was suspended, the dire warnings that it could be one of the worst blizzards in the city’s history failed to materialize.
A federal judge let the agency cull foreigners’ emails and phone calls without judicial preapproval before Congress authorized the spying, newly declassified papers show.
The price of gas, though down 50 percent since the summer, is still more expensive than it was for much of the 1980s and 1990s.
While backing a decades-old effort by the energy industry, the Obama administration is also expected to ban drilling in some areas off Alaska.
President Obama found that his concerns were closely aligned with those of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the two leaders agreed to a joint statement chiding Beijing.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada was back at his home in Washington on Monday after surgery for injuries sustained in an exercise accident on Jan. 1.
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, a federal court ruled Monday.
The state on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge’s decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombing, said Monday that he was not discouraged by the slow pace of jury selection.