WASHINGTON — A top general says cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than physical fitness requirements for women looking to move into the military's special operations units.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have unveiled slashing cuts to a program that helps localities build community development projects. Their rivals in the Democratic-controlled Senate are moving to restore Republican cuts to international food aid and nutrition help for pregnant women.
WASHINGTON — The U.S Army Corps of Engineers will not review the broader climate-change impacts of proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest, an agency official told Congress on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — California dairy processors are still trying to squeeze a better deal from a big farm bill up for House debate this week.
WASHINGTON — States can ask for another year before using student test results to decide whether to keep or fire teachers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school chiefs on Tuesday.
Word that the Taliban and U.S. will hold formal talks to find a political solution to end nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan comes after years of failed efforts at peace talks. A look at the evolution of U.S. relations with the Taliban:
WASHINGTON — A new study finds that same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised online.
WASHINGTON — Transcripts of an interview with a key Internal Revenue Service employee confirm that the agency put tea party organizations on a special track for extra scrutiny but still dont make clear how that process was established.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Group of Eight summit participants are powerful people: the leaders of the U.S., Russia, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan, plus top officials from the European Union. But they only make promises.
WASHINGTON — The two federal prison inmates accused of killing a guard at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., five years ago this week are now seeking to separate their trials.