WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress has avoided one shutdown crisis but potentially set the stage for another.
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One of the biggest obstacles for parents with college-going children is filling out the FAFSA, the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form asks more than a hundred detailed questions about a family’s income in order to measure whether a student should be eligible for aid. But it’s so complicated that it’s seen by many educators as a barrier for low-income and first-generation students who want to go to college.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Think of it as Christmas in August. Gasoline prices are expected to drop sharply this month and might be approaching $2 a gallon in much of the country by the time winter’s chill arrives.
New Horizons is in the home stretch. With fewer than 500,000 miles and less than a day to go until the NASA spacecraft whizzes by Pluto, the images it’s lobbing back across the roughly 3 billion-mile distance between Earth and Pluto are continuing to turn up fresh surprises.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A divided Supreme Court made history on Friday, ruling that the Constitution ensures the right of same-sex couples to marry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Declaring that gay unions deserve equal respect and dignity under the law, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide without regard to their state’s laws.
James Horner, an Academy Award-winning composer best known for scoring the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” is missing and feared dead after one of his planes crashed in Southern California on Monday.
Authorities hunted through Charleston, S.C., early Thursday searching for a white gunman who opened fire at a prayer meeting in a historic black African American church, killing nine people in what officials called a hate crime.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Artificial trans fat will be removed from the U.S. food supply over the next three years under a ruling by regulators that the products pose health risks that contribute to heart disease.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Background checks by the Transportation Security Administration cleared 73 people for access to secure airport areas even though their names were on a federal database of possible terrorists, a senior official told a Senate committee Tuesday.
CHICAGO — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday afternoon to charges he paid hush money to cover up wrongdoing in his past and then lied about it to the FBI.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Snowflakes and tumbleweeds whip past dismantled stacks of steel that used to be hundreds of oil workers’ livelihoods.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In the women’s wing of the nation’s newest immigrant detention center, 28-year-old Silia Ramirez sat Thursday writing a letter to her family.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home, and embarrassment abroad.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Never mind the little girl’s name. What’s important is that she was about 10 years old and all the doctors she had seen month after month had failed to ease her pain.