The for-profit college industry says it will vigorously oppose proposed regulations by the Obama administration designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing huge debt they can't pay off.
Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK') that the U.S. stands firmly behind Ukraine and its territorial sovereignty.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says allied and Afghan forces are putting a greater focus on going after the Haqqani militant network, which has threatened to disrupt the Afghan presidential elections in April.
Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senator responded with a bill to force it off the market.
The oil company behind the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history can once again perform work for the federal government.
A Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying, said a U.S. official briefed on the search for the plane.
Less than two years after passing major legislation aimed at reforming the government's much-criticized flood insurance program, Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to scale back many of the resulting big flood insurance premium increases faced by hundreds of thousands of homeowners. The measure would also allow below-market insurance rates to be passed on to people buying homes with taxpayer-subsidized policies.
U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation requiring President Barack Obama to start imposing sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
The National Archives plans to make public another 4,000 pages of documents from the Clinton White House on Friday, including previously unreleased records related to Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign and the 2000 recount in Florida.
Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the lawmakers said Thursday.
The Senate has passed legislation to require child care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other training.
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Caroline Krass to serve as the CIA's top lawyer amid a snooping fight pitting the spy agency against Congress and ensnaring the CIA's acting general counsel.
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 U.S. doesn't have the ships and surveillance capabilities to go after the illegal drugs flowing into the U.S. from Latin America, the top military commander for the region told senators Thursday, adding that the lack of resources means he has 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.
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.
The Group of 7 world leaders say they won't recognize results of a referendum for the Crimea region to split from Ukraine and join Russia.