• American jailed in North Korea returned to work camp

    Updated: Fri Feb 7, 2014 3:41 PM

    The family of a U.S. citizen detained in North Korea is worried about him after learning he was returned to a labor camp.

  • Reports: NSA gets under 30 percent of phone data

    Updated: Fri Feb 7, 2014 3:29 PM

    Two U.S. newspapers are reporting that the National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans. That's despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up U.S. phone records.

  • Obama signs farm bill that trims food stamps

    Updated: Fri Feb 7, 2014 4:39 PM

    President Barack Obama has signed into law a farm bill he says will ensure children don't go hungry.

  • TSA bans carry-on liquids on Russia flights

    Updated: Thu Feb 6, 2014 9:34 PM

    The Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on luggage for nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia.

  • Senators seek vote on US troops in Afghanistan

    Updated: Thu Feb 6, 2014 4:14 PM

    A group of Senate Republicans and Democrats say Congress should vote on whether the U.S. leaves troops in Afghanistan after the NATO-led combat mission formally ends this year.

  • Unemployment bill stalled again in Senate

    Updated: Thu Feb 6, 2014 3:27 PM

    Republicans have blocked legislation from advancing in the Senate to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed.

  • House conservatives rule out immigration this year

    Updated: Wed Feb 5, 2014 4:07 PM

    Conservative Republicans are ruling out any immigration legislation this year in the House. They insist the GOP should wait until next year, when the party might also control the Senate.

  • Health care law will mean fewer people on the job

    Updated: Tue Feb 4, 2014 9:59 PM

    Congressional analysts say several million American workers will cut back their hours on the job or leave the nation's workforce entirely because of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • House Dems say give diplomacy a chance with Iran

    Updated: Mon Feb 3, 2014 6:51 PM

    More than 70 House Democrats have signed a letter to President Barack Obama backing diplomatic efforts with Iran over its nuclear development.

  • Former 2nd lady Joan Mondale dies at age 83

    Updated: Mon Feb 3, 2014 6:48 PM

    Joan Mondale, who built a reputation as a national cultural arts advocate while her husband was vice president, has died.

  • Citizenship for immigrants? Obama eases insistence

    Updated: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:37 PM

    President Barack Obama's new declaration that he's open to legalizing many immigrants short of citizenship sounds a lot like House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders.

  • Lawyer says evidence contradicts Christie on closures

    Updated: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:30 PM

    A former loyalist of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw lane closings near the George Washington Bridge says there is evidence that contradicts what Christie said about the shutdown during a two-hour news conference three weeks ago.

  • Obama: I care deeply about 'net neutrality'

    Updated: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:32 PM

    President Barack Obama says the government is exploring options for keeping the Internet free and open after a federal court set aside rules designed to do just that.

  • Navy admiral is choice to take reins of NSA

    Updated: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:36 PM

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is announcing that the head of the Navy's Cyber Command has been chosen to be the next chief of the troubled National Security Agency.

  • Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

    Updated: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:10 PM

    A terror suspect is contesting the way the NSA gathered information about him.

  • Farm bill passes House after years of disagreement

    Updated: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:02 PM

    After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps.

  • Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Price

    Updated: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:42 PM

    NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Reid seeking votes for new jobless benefits deal

    Updated: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:34 PM

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's seeking votes for a new measure aimed at extending jobless benefits for people who have been out of work the longest.

  • Obama threatens to veto new sanctions against Iran

    Updated: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:04 PM

    President Barack Obama says negotiations to limit Iran's nuclear program will be difficult and may not succeed, but he's warning Congress he will veto new economic sanctions against Tehran while the discussions are ongoing.

  • Obama urges GOP to drop health care repeal votes

    Updated: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:47 PM

    President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect Republicans to agree with his health care law, but he's urging his political opponents to give up their repeated attempts to do away with it.