The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus about efforts to overhaul the U.S. immigration system.
A U.S. official says there were no data transmitted on the status of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet's engines after contact was lost with the plane.
The U.S. government is running a deficit that is 23.6 percent lower than in the same period a year ago through the first five months of this budget year, another sign of improvement in the nation's finances.
The State Department is expressing surprise that the case was dismissed against an Indian diplomat arrested and strip-searched in New York.
The top U.S. military commander for Latin America says he doesn't have the ships and surveillance capabilities to go after illegal drugs flowing into the U.S. and is forced to "sit and watch it go by."
Joel Brinkley, a former New York Times reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1980, has died.
Congress won't be able to authorize aid to Ukraine until after March 24 amid disagreements among several Republican.
President Barack Obama's former national security adviser says he should approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a matter of national security.
Commercial trucks and buses that cross state lines would have to be equipped with electronic devices that record how many hours the vehicles are in operation, according to a government proposal Thursday aimed at preventing accidents by tired drivers.
A federal judge has directed the government to preserve phone data gathered under a National Security Agency surveillance program beyond a five-year limit.
The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to reduce it.
Human Rights Watch criticized the United Nations Thursday for raising the possibility of Myanmar contributing troops to the U.N.'s peacekeeping force, describing the nation's military as among the most abusive in the world.
Three nominees for the Federal Reserve's board expressed their support Thursday for the Fed's efforts to bolster the U.S. economy. Their comments suggested that the Fed's low-interest-rate policies will continue if they win confirmation.
Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for certain nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in bloated federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
It takes easing up on a few laws to bring big-time sporting events to the Twin Cities, and Minnesota legislators are relaxing statutes where they can to make that happen.
A group of Catholic bishops, evangelical leaders and advocates pressured top House Republicans to vote this year on overhauling immigration in a series of private meetings on Wednesday.
The Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as ambassador to Canada.
The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee is not taking sides in a dispute between the panel's Democratic chairwoman and the nation's spy agency, saying the facts are not yet known.
Ukraine's prime minister says his country "will never surrender" its independence in the face of a threat that its strategic Crimea region could withdraw from the nation and potentially join Russia.
Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied an emergency request by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.
Ireland's prime minister is making his traditional visit to the White House for St. Patrick's Day.
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation is presenting its First Amendment Award to The Associated Press for defending press freedoms against secret government subpoenas for reporters' phone calls.
A group that opposes hunting wolves in Michigan says it has enough petition signatures to force a second referendum during the November election.
The White House says the Central Intelligence Agency's top lawyer gave it a "heads up" before the CIA filed a criminal complaint with the Justice Department against Senate Intelligence Committee staffers earlier this year. The Senate panel has been investigating the CIA's now-shuttered prison system and harsh interrogation of prisoners.
Minnesota's bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl has led to discussions about potential tax breaks.
Maryland's Senate president says the state government shouldn't push the Washington Redskins to change their name.
South Dakota State University is just the governor's signature away from starting work on a new football stadium.
Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to London to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) on Friday in a last-ditch bid to avert a new crisis over Ukraine.
China's blocking of supplies to a Philippine outpost in the South China Sea is "provocative" and raises tensions, the United States said Wednesday, in its latest criticism of China's assertive conduct in disputed seas of East Asia.
Add pay equity to President Barack Obama's 2014 do-it-himself wish list.
Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job.