A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.
A wealthy Dallas Dentist who spent lavishly while running unsuccessfully for Congress last year is challenging longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says there's no evidence yet that Iran is violating last month's nuclear accord with world powers.
Four ex-Blackwater guards are pleading not guilty to multiple manslaughter charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad.
If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.
A survey of chief executives at the largest U.S. companies shows a growing number are slightly more optimistic about the economy's prospects for the next six months and expect to boost hiring.
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to an increase in the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
A western Pennsylvania judge ruled he has no jurisdiction to order a new election or otherwise rectify the fact that a township supervisor candidate's name was mistakenly left off the general election ballot.
Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg says he plans to seek re-election in 2014.
North Dakota state Sen. Stan Lyson (LEE'-suhn) says he will not seek re-election next year.
President Barack Obama's lawyer in the White House is sticking around a little longer.
A new study says the vast majority of American feature-length silent films have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all but disappear.
The Education Department has created an online financial aid toolkit aimed at helping guidance counselors and others who advise students with college applications.
The state's top three Democrats made it clear Tuesday they are backing John Lewis in the party's primary for U.S. House.
Federal health regulators are warning the public that certain cardiac defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare may fail to deliver a needed shock in an emergency.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has fired a campaign aide for making demeaning comments about Hispanics on social media.