Approval by an arm of the World Bank for a $26 million loan to build a luxury hotel in Ghana — a West African nation where 40 percent of the people live in poverty — was "not an appropriate use of public funds" and should not have received U.S. government support, the chairman of a Senate subcommittee that oversees the bank says.
Clinical psychologist Phil McGraw, known popularly as "Dr. Phil," urged a Senate committee Wednesday not to be "penny-wise and pound-foolish" in its renewing of the Violence Against Women Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block Texas from executing a Mexican citizen despite a White House-backed appeal that claimed the case could affect other foreigners arrested in the U.S. and Americans in legal trouble abroad.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday was considering whether to block a Mexican citizen's execution for the rape and murder of a teenager in a case where Texas justice clashed with international treaty rights.
The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of an Arizona campaign-finance law that provided matching funds for publicly funded candidates, further solidifying the court's record of opposition to election reforms that limit speech.
The political career of embattled Rep. Anthony D. Weiner appeared more tenuous Wednesday, as several fellow Democrats called on the New Yorker to resign after he admitted sending a lewd photo to a college student.
Americans are moving more and more of our personal data onto the Internet. We send and save emails through Hotmail and Gmail. We share photos with Flickr and post videos on YouTube. We set up everything from our calendars to video rentals so they can be managed remotely from our cellphones and multiple computers.
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the nomination of Goodwin Liu for an appeals court judgeship, accusing him of being a liberal activist and handing President Obama his first judicial defeat of the year.
Officials in Alabama are counting the number of dead again because they are worried some of the victims might have been counted twice.