The Obama administration has sided with Planned Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state’s decision to defund the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act.
As President Obama treks across Alaska this week, leading Republicans in Washington say they will continue to fight the administration over its refusal to approve a potentially lifesaving road in a remote corner of the state.
Fresh economic data showing softness in the Chinese economy sent U.S. and global stocks plummeting Tuesday, with the blue-chip Dow Jones index of top stocks down some 469 points, or 2.84 percent, to 16,058, and the broader S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq market also posting losses of more than 2 percent for the day.
Two former employees of a New Jersey day care center are accused of forcing a dozen children, ages 4 to 6, into what they called a “fight club” and the recording the altercations to Snapchat, authorities said Tuesday.
The White House praised Alaska Gov. Bill Walker for opting to expand Medicaid Tuesday under President Obama’s health care law, balancing out their praise with thinly veiled criticism for about 20 states that have refused to expand their own programs, leaving millions “needlessly uninsured.”
Lois G. Lerner used yet another private email account to do government business, the IRS revealed in a court filing late Monday that tries to clear up confusion over the former agency executive’s email practices.
The parents of a woman who was fatally shot on a San Francisco pier this summer by an illegal immigrant filed legal claims on Tuesday against city and federal officials alleging that authorities’ negligence failed to keep the previously deported man off city streets.
Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.
Exporting oil abroad would not drive up domestic gasoline prices, a federal study says, putting new pressure on President Obama to green-light sales of U.S. fuel around the world.
A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked “God’s authority” and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff to explain to a federal judge why she should not face stiff fines or jail time.
An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won’t get a hearing in the state’s highest court.
California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.