The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday.
Facing a tough re-election battle, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appears to be making some strides toward mending fences with Connecticut teachers who've been angered by remarks he made about tenure and the roll-out of his public education initiative.
The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters.
The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. He has gone on a hunger strike and is protesting force-feeding procedures administered by his jailers.
The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist is launching a "kitchen table" tour in the final days of the governor's race.
A key contest in the fight for control of the Senate could turn on the outcome of an arcane legal argument Monday over whether Democrats must field a candidate against struggling Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
Because of a string of security lapses, the U.S. Secret Service didn't realize for four days that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011.
Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ was riding high in her bid to become Wisconsin's next attorney general at the end of August, emerging as the surprise winner of a three-way Democratic primary and enjoying a 7-point lead in the polls over her Republican opponent, Brad Schimel.