The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery 25 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1990. Continue reading
The city of San Juan Capistrano, California, is using a tiered system to charge residents for water usage as a way of encouraging water conservation due to the state’s new water laws. But a state appeals court ruled that the city’s system is unconstitutional, possibly setting a precedent for other cities with a tiered rate.
President Barack Obama says NASCAR’s winning team is kind of like his relationship with Vice President Joe Biden. Continue reading
A new report from Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans don’t trust the government, but plenty use its open data — often without knowing they’re doing so.
Michele Leonhart is a career drug agent who has led the agency since 2007 and is the second woman to hold the job. She has faced mounting pressure from lawmakers who have questioned her competence in the wake of a scathing government watchdog report detailing allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes. Continue reading
North Korea should learn from the emerging nuclear deal with Iran that Washington is willing to engage its adversaries if it has a “credible” partner to negotiate with, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Continue reading
Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That’s not the whole story these days. Continue reading
Egypt’s first freely elected leader Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in jail without parole on Tuesday on charges connected to the killing of demonstrators, who were protesting against his governing Muslim Brotherhood party for abusing power. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Key senators say they’re close to a deal on a bill to help sex-trafficking victims, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama’s attorney general. Continue reading