A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.
President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said today.
U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.
A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.
Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.
Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.
Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died.
The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon.
Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday.
More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage if the Supreme Court invalidates some of those government subsidies.
The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill today to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants.
Jordan said today it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman held on death row in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group.
In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch.
In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.
President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds -- flown by an off-duty intelligence employee -- shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure commercial and consumer drones are used safely.
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