A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Friday that drew widespread public condemnation in China.
State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.
Legal speeds would jump from 75 to 80 mph on the interstate and from 65 to 70 mph on state highways if the Idaho Transportation Department signs off.
This wolf control fund's proponents argue existing measures by federal trappers and hunters aren't enough to tackle wolves that prey on sheep, cattle and elk herds coveted by hunters.
President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a "fast track" to congressional passage. But with midterm elections looming, many fellow Democrats are working to sidetrack them instead.
Cindy Reynolds has suffered cluster headaches since she was a teen. "This came on out of the blue when I was 15 years old," she recalled. "Absolutely the most exquisite terrifying pain a person can have."
Although many feel Presidents Day is a time to honor all former U.S. presidents, the federal holiday is actually the official observance of George Washington's birthday - Feb. 22, 1732.
Ten-term Washington state congressman Doc Hastings announced Thursday will he will retire from Congress at the end of the year.
The Spokesman-Review reports that Fish and Game officials also want to expand hunting for bears and cougars to kill more of those predators.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and three congressional colleagues — all fellow Republicans— are requesting a federal investigation of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
Members of Congress, some of the nation's most frequent flyers, don't want to allow airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight and they're doing something about it.
An Italian appeals court found Seattle student Amanda Knox guilty of murder Thursday and sentenced her to 28½ years in prison.
If you can't afford New York City, go to New Jersey. Even when it comes to starting a dialogue over marijuana use in the NFL.
State of the Union night is coming up on Tuesday. Time to set the record straight on a few things: Yup, Bill Clinton really was the most long-winded. Nope, it doesn't have to be a speech. And, in truth, this "annual" event doesn't happen every year.
Frustrated by years of partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama is moving to flex his presidential powers during his sixth year in office. He's starting by using Tuesday night's State of the Union address to announce executive actions to raise the minimum wage for new federal contracts, help the long-term unemployed find work and expand job-training programs.