Republican leaders sharply questioned Hillary Clinton's explanation on Tuesday regarding her use of a personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state, with one GOP congressman calling her remarks "not plausible."
Utah has passed a bill that would make it the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs.
A push to open two public schools in suburban Washington for immigrants and students struggling with English is pitting black and Hispanic communities – who traditionally have worked in tandem in the area -- against one another.
Most Asian stock markets drifted lower Wednesday following sharp declines on Wall Street sparked by investor anxiety about a looming U.S. interest rate hike.
The Central Intelligence Agency helped the Justice Department develop technology used to access data from thousands of cell phones at once, according to a published report.
One of the most critical issues for Illinois government in recent history is heading to the state Supreme Court.
Senate Democrats are fuming over abortion language inserted into a bipartisan human trafficking bill that they failed to notice before voting to move the bill to the floor.
China is reviving growth of its nuclear power industry with approval of its first new project since Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster.
About 10 hours ahead of the start of U.S. stock trading in New York, share-index futures were implying a moderately higher open for the Wednesday session.
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Hong Kongs stocks trimmed their opening losses Wednesday, following a previous decline triggered by worrying inflation data from China.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed a federal lawsuit to prevent the Quapaw Tribe in northeast Oklahoma from expanding a casino there across the state line.
The state and federal governments will move forward on less than half the California desert land initially designated for renewable energy plants, officials said Tuesday, leaving millions of acres in limbo as local governments decide how they want to handle large-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects.
The industrial conglomerate run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is refusing to provide Democratic lawmakers with information on whether it has paid for climate change research.