The mayor of World Cup venue Manaus is promising to "dazzle the world," dismissing reports in a London tabloid that described his city as "crime-ridden hell-hole."
Democrats have taken advantage of their weakening of filibusters and muscled through the Senate President Barack Obama's pick to lead a housing regulation agency.
The Obama administration has asked the State Department to spend up to $60 million for defense supplies to assist the African Union-led international support mission in the Central African Republic.
Newly declassified documents show Tuesday that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal when Panetta gave a speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments from three former University of Southern Mississippi soccer coaches who alleged sexual harassment and sexual discrimination.
A Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in Ohio who faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens dropped out of the race Tuesday, saying his financial troubles were taking away from debate on important policy issues.
The United States and Russia are marking the end of a 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants.
The U.S. envoy to Afghanistan says a delay in signing a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan is raising anxiety and imposing unnecessary costs on the Afghan people.
Ahh, the first year of a baby's life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps?
Government dairy subsidies that affect the cost of a gallon of milk are set to expire at the end of the year as farm-state lawmakers said Tuesday that they do not expect to have a new farm bill — or an extension of current law — before Jan 1.
The commandant of the Marine Corps is appealing to House and Senate leaders to complete a defense policy bill before the end of the year, calling it a national security imperative.
The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it could breathe new life into a federal rule requiring states to reduce power plant pollution from the South and Midwest that fouls the air in the eastern U.S.
The Supreme Court won't decide the legality of an agreement between a union and a Florida casino in which the business helped the union organize in return for help with a ballot initiative on gambling.
Gov. Pat Quinn went without a paycheck for months to make the point that lawmakers needed to pass a pension reform bill. Now he's seeking to make sure the successful effort pays off in his re-election bid.