Members of Congress return today from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.
New Orleans police have arrested one of their own for obstruction of justice as they investigate last month's shooting death of another police officer.
The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle.
Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents.
The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.
Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago.
Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor.
Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world.
Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.
Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth came to symbolize collective perseverance and conquest.
You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful.
The U.S. Postal Service is offering an Elvis Presley greatest hits CD to go along with a new commemorative stamp.
Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump.
Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.
As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.
TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."
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