The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will get to spend more time outside a mental hospital where he has been confined for most of the past three decades, a judge ruled Friday.
President Barack Obama is urging Congress to resist new sanctions against Iran because current agreements have a good chance to rein in that country's nuclear ambitions.
President Barack Obama says the delegation he's sending to Russia for the Winter Olympics shows the United States doesn't make distinctions on the basis of sexual orientation.
President Barack Obama suggested Friday that he may be ready to make some changes in the bulk collection of Americans' phone records to allay the public's concern about privacy.
President Barack Obama says he's not brooding about 2013, despite a series of setbacks.
President Barack Obama singles out recent improvements in the economy and says 2014 could be a 'breakthrough year' for the United States.
A U.S. institute says satellite images show North Korea is digging a tunnel at its nuclear test site but another underground explosion is unlikely in the next few months.
U.S. and Yemeni officials said Friday that the target of a Dec. 12th drone strike in Yemen was the ringleader behind the summer plot that shuttered 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Mideast. But he was only wounded, and escaped, while up to a dozen others were killed.
The Obama administration says nearly 3.9 million people have qualified for coverage through the health care law's Medicaid expansion.
Ally Financial Inc. is paying $98 million to resolve U.S. government claims that minority borrowers were charged higher rates on its auto loans than whites with similar credit histories.
The Navy has not seen the end of the multimillion-dollar bribery and contracting scandal that has implicated several contractors and naval personnel, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Friday, warning that more disclosures are coming.
The Cook County Republican Party is making its first endorsement in a gubernatorial primary in at least 25 years.
The Senate has cleared the way for Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve.
The funding for a new police dog in a city where most residents are Green Bay Packers fans is coming from an unlikely source.
The Saginaw County Election Commission has approved a recall petition for a white Michigan township clerk who was recorded using a racial slur to describe a black official.
A cross Congress ended its business for the year Friday as the Senate approved a new boss for the troubled Internal Revenue Service but remained slowed and bitterly riven over majority Democrats' weakening of Republicans' power to filibuster.
Unemployment rates fell or were unchanged in all 50 U.S. states in November, evidence that hiring is improving across the country.
Wyandotte County officials have moved a step closer to buying the privately held ballpark where its minor league baseball team plays.
President Barack Obama will nominate retiring Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to serve as ambassador to China.
The Senate has confirmed immigration director Alejandro Mayorkas to be the No. 2 official at the Department of Homleand Security.
There is no evidence of widespread misconduct within the Secret Service, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector general's report.
President Barack Obama is ordering a review of the military's response to sexual assault in the armed forces.
The Detroit City Council has called a special session to discuss a management agreement for a Detroit Red Wings sports arena and entertainment complex just outside downtown.