As the Republican Party seeks to enlist black voters, the party faces a dearth of elected African-American officials who can stand as signs that blacks have a home in the GOP.
The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline.
Landlords and tenants in San Francisco are battling in court over an ordinance that would sharply boost the size of payments to those evicted from rent-controlled apartments.
The U.S. said Qatar and Kuwait aren’t doing enough to block the financing activities of the extremist group Islamic State, exposing a sore point in a coalition formed to fight the militants.
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.
A U.S. review of thousands of postmortem photographs allegedly showing systematic torture in Syrian prisons has tentatively identified only a handful of victims, none of them Americans, frustrating hopes of prosecuting regime officials in federal court, U.S. officials say.
The suspect in the Queens attack was pronounced dead while the officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital.
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigned his office and pleaded guilty to a slate of campaign-finance violations, a stunning fall for a man who had been one of the state’s most powerful leaders for more than a decade.
A bipartisan pair of senators is putting together a proposal to significantly increase federal funding for biomedical research, an issue that has taken on greater urgency in light of the Ebola outbreak.
Famed billionaire Warren Buffett has doubled down on renewables—and wind power in particular—in his energy strategy.
The spotlight on defective air bags intensified, with one of Germany’s largest auto makers issuing a recall and Honda imposing pay cuts on executives.
The Federal Reserve will examine how exposed the largest U.S. banks are to “risky corporate borrowers” as part of the 2015 edition of its stress tests.
Canadian police said Michael Zehaf-Bibeau came to Ottawa to straighten out a passport issue with the intention of traveling to Syria.
Marlon James’s novel examines complicated politics and the growth of gang violence in Jamaica.
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’