President Obama reached a rare agreement with Congress on a new law to regulate toxic household chemicals. The legislation, signed Wednesday, will give the EPA the authority to vet and ban tens of thousands of substances potentially harmful to humans,…
By PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON — Cpl. Aaron C. Masa befriended a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy’s back, Masa sexually abused his 3-year-old stepdaughter and took sexually explicit photos of her and the Marine’s baby girl. A…
By Richard Lardner, Eileen Sullivan and Meghan Hoyer, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems — a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack…
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, there were no reported deaths in Syria for the first time in three years due to frigid temperatures and storms. But activists warned that the weather conditions are “catastrophic” for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.
By PBS NewsHour
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office.
After a brief stay in the hospital, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina is back in campaign mode in the close California Senate race against Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. Judy Woodruff talked to both of them during a visit to the Golden…
California Republicans are already gearing up for the 2010 Senate primary, as three candidates look toward an opportunity to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in the fall. Spencer Michels reports on their pursuit of the party nomination.
David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal explains how the Massachusetts election affected Fed Chief Ben Bernanke's chances at a second term.
Democrats started pushing climate change legislation a month before the U.S. participates in climate talks in Copenhagen. Kwame Holman reports.
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