WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama called on Americans to “turn the page” in a State of the Union address Tuesday night that laid out a sprawling, post-recession domestic agenda aimed at leveling the economic playing field — and revitalizing his presidency in its final two years.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marilyn Tavenner, who oversees the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs and played a central role in implementing the Affordable Care Act, is stepping down.
Earth’s average surface temperature was the warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Friday set the stage for a long-awaited showdown over same-sex marriage, as justices agreed to hear multiple challenges to state bans on the practice.
Darrell Winfield, one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men who roamed the countryside of the western United States in ads for the cigarette brand, has died. He was 85.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The rapidly thawing Arctic Ocean may be a new frontier but some of the latest news from there concerns a clam that is believed to date back more than a million years.
Joe Cocker, a musician best known for hits such as “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Have a Little Faith,” and “You Are So Beautiful,” has died.
Concussions from bomb blasts and post-traumatic stress disorder — the two signature wounds of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — can be difficult to distinguish from each other. Cognitive problems, sleep trouble and irritability are common symptoms of both.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Twenty-four hours after Ferguson, Mo., erupted in a spasm of violence and looting when a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Tuesday night’s unrest was far less intense.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As biotech masterminds and venture capitalists scramble to hatch a new generation of environmentally friendly fuels that can help power the average gasoline-burning car, they are confronting an unexpected obstacle: the White House.
FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury on Monday refused to indict a white police officer in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, unleashing angry protests by demonstrators who said the outcome proved the justice system’s failure to value the lives of African-Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — States are improvising to confront the Ebola crisis, raising questions about uniformity, effectiveness and legality.
More than 40 years ago, two young Washington Post reporters began digging into a local burglary that would have roused little interest except for one odd fact: One of the five men arrested at the Democratic Party’s national headquarters worked for the re-election campaign of President Richard M. Nixon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AT&T Inc. agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims that the company billed wireless customers for unauthorized charges for services including horoscopes, ring tones and love tips.
Americans are living longer than ever before, new government data shows.