Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.
In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday.
Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board.
Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.
It was a good day to be the new guy.
The price of oil plunged again Monday and fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009.
Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Thank a stronger dollar.
The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago.
Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.
His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later.
President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the Capitol eager to take him on.
Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.
Concealed weapons are part of everyday life in Idaho, and that's unlikely to change.
The city is hoping to hand over the investigation of a 12-year-old boy's fatal shooting by police to an outside agency.
New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.
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