posted: 08/04/2015 5:20 a.m.
President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled an aggressive plan to limit greenhouse gases emitted by the nation's power plants, declaring that time was running out to thwart the most dangerous effects of global climate change.
posted: 08/04/2015 5:14 a.m.
The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
posted: 08/04/2015 5:07 a.m.
Daniel “Boone” Fuller, 50, who had been sitting atop a St. Louis billboard since July 9 after vowing he would stay up there until the city went a week without a homicide, has climbed down from his perch, even though two killings on Sunday morning left him a few hours from a full slaying-free week.
posted: 08/04/2015 5:04 a.m.
The government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment, a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:59 a.m.
The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:56 a.m.
Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:54 a.m.
A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:49 a.m.
The Republican Party's presidential candidates called for aggressive steps to stop illegal immigration during a forum in New Hampshire on Monday night.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:49 a.m.
Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation's borders and enforcement of its immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:45 a.m.
The man charged with leading the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans asked a federal judge Monday to return him to Libya, alleging that his seizure and interrogation "outrageously" violated U.S. constitutional standards for due process.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:44 a.m.
An ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal surrendered Monday, ending a two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said.
posted: 08/04/2015 3:52 a.m.
Former Sen. Richard Schweiker, a liberal Pennsylvania Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89.
posted: 08/04/2015 1:55 a.m.
Jurors on Monday moved a step closer to sentencing James Holmes to death for his attack on a Colorado movie theater, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.
posted: 08/04/2015 1:53 a.m.
The Treasury Department estimates that it will end up borrowing $552 billion for the current budget year, the lowest total in eight years.
posted: 08/03/2015 5:30 a.m.
President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.