House Republicans later today will release a bill providing $659 million to help deal with the influx of Central American children and families crossing the border.
Consumers turned more upbeat about the economy this month, according to a consumer confidence report. Better sentiment about job availability supports expectations for a good increase in July payrolls.
Two of the nation's biggest entitlement programs are on very different paths, government trustees said Monday—with Medicare's trust fund rebounding strongly, but Social Security's disability fund on the brink of exhaustion.
Home prices across the U.S. slowed sharply to a single-digit pace in May on a year-over-year basis, the slowest rate since February 2013, according to a home-price report.
Capital Journal: Washington Bureau Chief Gerald F. Seib looks at increasingly fraught U.S.-Israeli relations and finds mutual mistrust stemming from a broken peace process and ongoing talks over the fate of Iran's nuclear program.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of the day-to-day successes of the police department in remarks on the chokehold case Monday, his first on the matter since returning from an eight-day vacation in Italy.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said recent contract agreements with its unions will cost an added $1 billion through 2016.
Public and private groups are using "community schools" across the U.S. to deliver services to residents and, in some cases, helping to boost student performance.
Two major feeding grounds for the huge mammals are bisected by the routes of ships near seaports in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Calif.
A Justice Department push for immigration courts to prioritize cases involving unaccompanied minors has raised concern among lawyers and judges.
House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion package to begin addressing long wait times and mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a down payment on a broader reassessment of how the agency provides care to veterans.
The House passed legislation to require the FDA to speed approval of new types of sunscreen in the wake of a regulatory backlog that has stalled their introduction.
Hormone-replacement therapy started soon after menopause seems safe and lowers some markers of heart-disease risk while significantly reducing hot flashes, according to a multicenter trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Electricity sales look anemic for the seventh year in a row, despite Americans' growing use of gadgets and an improving unemployment rate.
The State Department released a report documenting the largest international displacement of religious communities "in recent memory" in 2013, particularly in conflicts with religious or sectarian dimensions.
A court ruling upholding a Florida law that discourages doctors from asking patients about gun ownership is stoking alarm among some medical professionals, who view such questions as part of basic patient care.
More than 80,000 Defense Department workers working in sensitive settings owed more than $730 million in taxes to the federal government, according to a new investigation, debts that raise new concerns about safeguards for protecting America's secrets.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opened the door to separating funding for fighting wildfires and Israel's missile defense system from contentious legislation aimed at easing the border crisis.