The New York Times
Updated: 4 hours 55 min ago
After more than 1,000 activists held sit-ins in the Capitol on Thursday, leaders from both parties said they would resume work on an immigration overhaul early next year.
Ryan Loskarn, former chief of staff for Senator Lamar Alexander, made his first court appearance on Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Public schools are adopting web-based services that collect data about students but do not adequately safeguard it from potential misuse, new research has found.
Google executives paid below market rates for fuel purchased from the Defense Department for their nine private aircraft, a report from NASA’s inspector general says.
The award is the second of two under a $452 million, multiyear program to assist in the development of “small modular reactors,” which would be built in American factories, potentially improving quality and cutting costs.
Lawmakers approved the bipartisan budget bill and stronger Pentagon protections for sexual assault victims, but could pass only a one-month extension of the current law involving the farm bill.
The Obama administration strongly encouraged insurance companies to give Americans more time to sign up for health plans and pay premiums.
Tennessee’s flat tax for visiting professional athletes disproportionately targets lower-paid players, their advocates say, making some trips a money-losing proposition.
The Commerce Department said retail sales increased 0.7 percent in November as Americans stepped up spending on a wide range of goods, including automobiles and electronics.
Ronald D. Liebowitz, who has greatly expanded the reach of Middlebury College, will step down in 2015, after 11 years as president, he said Thursday.
Federal authorities and JPMorgan Chase are expected to settle charges over ties to Bernard L. Madoff, who operated a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme using an account at the bank.
In the battle for digital dominance, victory depends on being the first to map every last place on the globe. It’s as hard as it sounds.
Oklahoma has never been known as earthquake country, with a yearly average of about 50, most minor. But in the past three years, the state has had thousands of quakes.
The Obama administration on Thursday announced an expanded list of Iranian companies and individuals that it said it would target to block their trading activities around the world.
A man who for decades insisted that Chicago police officers had tortured him until he confessed to a 1982 rape he did not commit walked out of prison Wednesday after 30 years.
The most effective way to reduce gun violence without significantly curtailing Second Amendment rights is to treat the problem as a public health issue, like smoking or drunken driving, a study finds.
President Obama may want to look back at his predecessors’ political fortunes in their sixth year in office. Then he may want to close his eyes.
Edgar Arias Tamayo, 46, was convicted of shooting and killing a Houston police officer who was taking him to jail after a robbery in 1994.