Labor proposal would make millions more eligible for OT
The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan...
For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart
The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with...
Gov Jindal says Louisiana will comply with Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he will still support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, but for...
FBI setting up command centers to monitor terrorist threats over July 4 weekend
The FBI is establishing command centers around the country to monitor any potential terrorist threats around the July 4 weekend, a federal law...
New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review
New York formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on Monday, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review...
California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country...
Texas AG says clerks can cite religious objections on gay marriage, most states complying with ruling
The top law enforcement official in Texas said county clerks can cite religious objections in denying marriage licenses for gay couples -- though...
Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion-clinic rules
The Supreme Court refused on Monday to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.
Navy weighs having Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships
The Navy is weighing whether to have Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. vessels due to recent budget cuts -...
Feds shut down background check database over flaw
The federal personnel agency whose records were plundered by hackers linked to China says it has temporarily shut down a massive database used to...
Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law
President Obama has signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to...
Rove, Cruz spat over HW donation deepens amid accusations of lying
A long-ago disagreement between a then-Republican up-and-comer and a seasoned GOP presidential consultant has each accusing the other of lying as...