Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Tuesday said Congress should move forward with confirming a Supreme Court justice, reversing her 2016 position on not filling a vacant seat before a presidential election.

BILOXI, Miss. — Hurricane Sally continued to gather strength as it meandered off the Gulf Coast, an oaf of a storm that could linger with hard rain and 100-mph winds threatening to shove massive amounts of storm water onto the shores of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura was rapidly strengthening Wednesday and was poised to strike the upper Texas coast and western Louisiana with a ferocity that has not been seen in this region in more than a decade.

Florida on Sunday reported a record 15,300 new coronavirus cases, the most by any state in a single day and a bleak sign of the United States’ failure to control the pandemic about six months after the first infection surfaced in the country.

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican-drafted bill aimed at overhauling the nation’s policing practices amid a national outcry for a systematic transformation of law enforcement — spelling a potential death knell to efforts at revisions at the federal level in an el…

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci and other Trump administration health officials warned that coronavirus activity could continue for some time. They urged continuing social distancing and other precautions in testimony before a congressional hearing Tuesday at a key juncture in the country’s r…

The Trump campaign on Sunday sought to blame concerns about protesters for the lower-than-expected turnout at the president’s rally in Tulsa, even though the campaign itself had raised expectations about attendance by touting the number of people who had signed up for tickets online.

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal of a lawsuit attempting to block President Donald Trump from holding an indoor campaign rally here Saturday that many fear could worsen the spread of the coronavirus. The decision paved the way for the event to go on as planned.