The New York Times
Updated: 3 hours 36 min ago
A House bipartisan group working on legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws reached a deal in principle Thursday evening, aides said.
Republican lawmakers took to the floor to register their complaints about President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.
The New Orleans police charged two brothers with 20 counts of attempted murder in connection with a parade shooting spree on Sunday that wounded 20 people.
More than half of water samples from about 150 public swimming pools in Atlanta contained traces of fecal matter, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has settled a lawsuit for $600,000 brought by the family of a girl who was 2 years old when Rev. Shawn Ratigan took pornographic pictures of her in 2006.
Officials said the defendants profited by buying the goods in low-tax states in the South and selling them illegally in New York, avoiding the state’s high taxes.
A crucial question for Republicans is how heavily they can press their cases against President Obama without triggering a backlash.
Harry Reid, the majority leader, has been trying to gauge whether there is sufficient support among Democrats to limit the filibuster on presidential nominees.
If ever a White House news conference fit the metaphorical moment, it was Thursday’s rainy-day affair in the Rose Garden.
A Pentagon official urged Congress not to modify the statute providing the legal basis for battling the perpetrators of 9/11.
At a meeting at the White House, the president said the crisis of sexual assaults and harassment undermined trust in the military’s mission.
Federal authorities arrested an Uzbek man in Boise on charges that he assisted a foreign terrorist group and possessed bomb-making materials.
The proposal, which would allow some drilling fluids to be kept secret, did not please environmental advocates or the oil and gas industry.
A government survey of prison and jail inmates challenged the notion that minors in adult facilities face a higher risk of sexual abuse than other prisoners.
A tornado struck northern Texas late Thursday, killing at least six people and leaving a dozen others missing.
Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a Mother's Day parade in a New Orleans neighborhood.
The department also did not disclose until recently the fictitious identities it created for terrorism-linked witnesses to the agency that generates watch lists, a new report said.
Two separate groups sent letters to Wal-Mart, Target, Sears and Gap, urging them to sign on to the factory safety plan that over 30 European retailers embraced this week.
Daniel I. Werfel will replace Steven Miller, who is at the heart of the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, and a second official will leave.