The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and "inexcusably arrogant."
A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House.
Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it -- or don't report it at all.
Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.
The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon.
Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill.
Greg Nelson had just turned 21 when he went out partying with friends in Southern California and got really drunk. So, when a man he didn't know offered to let him crash in a nearby apartment, his friends urged him to accept.
More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer.
Faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday.
Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train.
The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.
The United States did not know about talks on the reportedly imminent release of a South African hostage who died in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida militants in Yemen.
After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys.
Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said.
For Americans, today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year.
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