MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a “right-to-work” bill on Wednesday that would bar private-sector employees who work under union-negotiated contracts from being required to join their unions or pay them dues.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie “American Sniper.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate leaders took a tentative step on Tuesday that could avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but it was unclear if House Speaker John Boehner and restive conservatives would support a new concession to Democrats.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wall Street brokers and financial advisers could face new restrictions under a proposal put forth by President Barack Obama on Monday that the White House said could save Americans with retirement accounts billions of dollars.
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a tractor trailer stopped on the tracks in Oxnard, California during the morning rush hour today, injuring 51 people, some seriously, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO — Shipping executives and union leaders for dock workers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports remained locked in a dispute today as talks, brokered by the U.S. labor secretary, headed into a fourth straight day.
LOS ANGELES — Seven patients were infected with a potentially deadly, drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center and more than 100 may have been exposed to the so-called superbug, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas — The man accused of murdering former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle went through debilitating bouts of paranoia and had a hair-trigger temper, his relatives and girlfriend told a court on Wednesday, according to media reports.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander earlier this month announced a symbolic breakthrough in the decade long ideological wrangling over how to rewrite the nation’s chief education law.
BOSTON — Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C., to close today.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, adding a new wrinkle to a debate already raging in the new, Republican-led U.S. Congress.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Orchestra will play Beethoven in Cuba this spring, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to perform there since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican-led Congress gave final passage on Wednesday to a bill to approve the long-pending Keystone XL pipeline, a measure that next goes to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.
LOS ANGELES — Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” program, has been suspended without pay for six months after admitting last week that a story he told about coming under fire on a helicopter during the Iraq war was not true.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — A gunman who had posted anti-religious messages on social media was charged with killing three Muslim students Tuesday near the University of North Carolina in what police said today was an ongoing dispute over parking.