A measure, which still faces a battle in the House, would restore assistance for Americans who have been unemployed for a half-year or longer.
The former senator for Massachusetts has been mulling a run against Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat.
Mr. Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who spent much of his career at The New York Times, was remembered for his meticulous reporting and sense of humor.
For-profit colleges would lose all federal student aid, a fatal blow, if their students fail tests of earnings and debt default, the Obama administration will propose Friday.
Under the agreement, BP will be allowed to bid for new leases as early as next Wednesday, but only as long as the company passes muster on ethics, corporate governance and safety procedures.
A state appeals court agreed ruled that the legalization law, known as Amendment 64, could apply retroactively to minor drug offenses if people had already been appealing their convictions when the measure went into effect.
An appeals court on Thursday sided with environmentalists over growers and upheld federal guidelines that limit water diversions in order to protect delta smelt.
former Chicago alderman and Cook County commissioner, Robert Shaw, announced Thursday that he would run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor next year.
A U.S. Airways plane with 149 people on board had its nose gear collapse on the runway on Thursday, but no one was injured in the incident.
A new review of federal crash shows that 303 people died after the air bags failed to deploy on two of the General Motors models. The NYT reports.
Video and images shared on social media from Austin, Tex., where two people were killed and 23 others injured after a car crashed through a barricade and struck people attending the South by Southwest festival.
Legendary actor Charlton Heston will be honored with a U.S. postage stamp that goes on sale next month.
A Florida-bound flight aborts takeoff after its front landing gear failed.
Passengers have been evacuated from a Florida-bound plane at Philadelphia International Airport after an apparent mechanical failure.
Sotheby's said that it rejected the three board candidates of its largest shareholder, Third Point, and named two new director candidates of its own.
One last chapter of Alaska's Into the Wild saga has ended in the death of moose hunter Gordon Samel, reports the Anchorage Daily News.
For thousands of years, waves on the largest of the Great Lakes have battered northwest Wisconsin, shaping the dramatic sandstone caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a national park.
Tired of hokey in-flight movies or spotty DirecTV connections? United Airlines is adding an option for watching TV during flights that lets passengers stream content directly to their laptop, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for free.