WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an "agreement in principle" to raise the nation's legal debt ceiling late Saturday as they raced to strike a deal to limit federal spending and avert a potentially disastrous U.S. default.
Decades after a mutilated body was found in a wooded area in northern Alabama, officials have identified the cold-case victim as a California man through intensive DNA technology and genetic genealogy.
United Launch Alliance isn’t taking any chances with its new Decatur-assembled Vulcan Centaur rocket, opting to stand down Thursday from a planned hot fire test, continuing the potential delays before its debut mission dubbed Certification-1.
WASHINGTON — Upending debt-ceiling talks with time running short, the government announced a new June 5 default deadline late Friday, dragging the White House and Republicans toward another week of cliff-edge negotiations over cutting spending and raising the nation's legal debt limit.
NORFOLK, Va. — Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation's fallen service members, but it's come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and a long weekend of discounts on anything from mattresses to lawn mowers.
PHOENIX — They're not fluffy, they don't play fetch and they certainly don't roll over. But there is such a thing as a lap tortoise.
CLEVELAND — Mary Lamar had been searching for a job that was a good fit.
Elon Musk's brain implant company Neuralink says it's gotten permission from U.S. regulators to begin testing its device in people.
Presidential hopeful DeSantis inspires push to make book bans easier in Republican-controlled states
TALLAHASSEE, Florida — As he vies for the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting a series of measures he has pushed that have led to an upswing in banned or restricted books — not just in Florida schools but in an increasing number of other conservative states.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Republican-led Texas House of Representatives has set a historic Saturday vote to possibly impeach embattled state Attorney General Ken Paxton and suspend him from office, just as some prominent conservatives began to rally around him.
BOSTON — Ten lighthouses that for generations have stood like sentinels along America's shorelines protecting mariners from peril and guiding them to safety are being given away at no cost or sold at auction by the federal government.
CHICAGO — An expected bump in violent crime this summer has mayors and police officials around the U.S. rolling out familiar strategies of making officers more visible and engaging with community groups, in some cases leaning on civilians to enforce curfews and keep the peace.
WASHINGTON — About 10% of people appear to suffer long COVID after an omicron infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic, according to a study of nearly 10,000 Americans that aims to help unravel the mysterious condition.
U.S. applications for jobless claims rose slightly last week but remain at healthy levels with companies reticent to let go of employees in a tight labor market.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, industry analysts across the board were lamenting the death of the shopping mall.