WASHINGTON - A bitterly divided Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice to the Supreme Court on Monday, elevating just the fifth woman to the court in its 231-year history and one who further cements its conservative shift - a legacy that will last even if Republicans lose po…
When West Virginia writer and activist Crystal Good needed compassion and trust from her government after finding out she was pregnant at 16 years old, “all I got was another barrier,” she told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The White House’s ever-shifting economic relief agenda lurched in a new direction Wednesday as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to make a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to rescue the airline industry, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly cut off talks on a br…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was taken Friday to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a stay that is expected to last several days, a move the White House said was made out of an abundance of caution after he tested positive for the deadly coronavirus and experienced s…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump heads into his and Joe Biden’s first debate on defense as he fights off attacks stemming from a report that he avoided federal taxes for years and has racked up more than $400 million in debt, potentially putting his family-run business on shaky ground.
WASHINGTON — Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke one last glass ceiling Friday, becoming the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol as lawmakers and members of the military paid tribute to her trailblazing career that changed the face of gender equality in the United States.
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.
WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and there will be an outdoor viewing for the public on those days.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the high court and a legal pioneer for gender equality whose fierce opinions as a justice made her a hero of the left, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
WASHINGTON — A possible deal on a stopgap spending bill to avert a preelection government shutdown looked uncertain late Friday, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., failed to come to terms with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The city of Louisville, Kentucky, announced on Tuesday a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor and a number of changes in how local officers obtain and execute search warrants, among the largest payouts for a police killing in the nation’s history, according to a Taylor fa…
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.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday signed several executive orders that he said would provide economic relief to millions of Americans, moving forward after talks with Democrats faltered.
The federal government should consider forgiving all “small” loans provided under the Paycheck Protection Program during the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
The Trump administration on Tuesday dropped its plan to require foreign college students to leave the United States unless they are enrolled in the fall term for at least one face-to-face class.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is asking governors to consider sending the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about novel-coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to a letter, internal emails and officials familiar with the plans.
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 — President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his former aide and longtime confidant Roger Stone, who was convicted at trial last year of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
The two energy companies behind the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline have abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying Sunday that the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment too uncertain to justify further investment.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday to overturn the Affordable Care Act, telling the court “the entire ACA must fall.”
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…