BOSTON — A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States today, dropping as much as 2 feet of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions.
LOS ANGELES — The leading U.S. pediatrician group today urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 50 people.
ATLANTA — One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been dropped, possibly signaling a thaw in their tense relations as they continue to fight over the sale of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama called on Americans to “turn the page” in a State of the Union address Tuesday night that laid out a sprawling, post-recession domestic agenda aimed at leveling the economic playing field — and revitalizing his presidency in its final two years.
CENTENNIAL, Co. — The first of some 9,000 potential jurors will report to court in Colorado today as selection begins for the trial of James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student who killed 12 people in July 2012 at a midnight screening of a Batman movie.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration official who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, announced today that she will resign from her post as head of the agency that is also responsible for Medicare and Medicaid.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures today to ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives will vote to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security this week while blocking President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner said today.
Hartford, Connecticut — At least two families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board, alleging lax security on the day 20 first-graders and six adults were shot and killed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The investigation into Washington D.C. subway smoke that killed a woman and sent 84 people to hospitals could take from six to 12 months, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new agribusiness coalition is seeking an immediate end of the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, prodding Congress to act as the Obama administration eases some restrictions in place for more than 50 years.
BOSTON — Jury selection for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will move into a more difficult phase today after the court wraps up its initial screening of 1,200 candidates summoned to appear this week.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Signaling a major shift in public acceptance, and legitimizing scores of committed relationships, same-sex marriage made a dramatic debut in South Florida where clerks’ offices staged midnight Monday and early morning weddings today for couples eager to marry.
When the U.S. Congress convenes today to begin its 114th two-year session, Republicans will take control of the Senate and intensify their hold on the House for the last two years of the Obama administration.