Garbage heating up underground at a St. Louis landfill is said to be heading toward a section of the site where thousands of tons of radioactive waste from the U.S. nuclear weapons program is buried.
Central American migrants are getting cold feet thanks to the rapid spread of news that the U.S. has started to speedily deport undocumented families in the past two weeks.
Rep. Paul Ryan proposed consolidating up to 11 federal antipoverty programs into a single funding stream for states, along with new work requirements.
Dr. William LaCorte, a "serial whistleblower," has won $38 million by reporting alleged health-care fraud—helping the U.S. recover hundreds of millions of dollars under a law critics say also encourages speculative lawsuits.
The Obama administration, Israel and other Middle East allies are refashioning an Egyptian cease-fire proposal to assure Hamas that Gaza's economic interests would be addressed if the Islamist group stops rocket attacks.
New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an 8½-year low and offering the latest signs of strength in the labor market.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the state's lethal-injection procedures after a convicted murderer put to death was seen gasping and snorting for more than 1½ hours before he died.
The YouTube gallery on Jenny Lewis is deep. But the clip I found myself drawn to was one in which her mother appears.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) laid out an extended case for opposing gay marriage in a speech that cited economic and historical arguments.
This week's homes include a mansion in St. Louis, a stone farmhouse in Pennsylvania and a cabin in California.
A former Bell City Council member was sentenced in a scheme that defrauded the small Los Angeles suburb of millions of dollars.
A modernist house was rough around the edges, but the price and provenance were right.
Democrat John Hickenlooper is locked in a close race for re-election as Colorado governor, as stumbles in recent months have opened the door to his opponents.
The partisan divide in Congress over the child migration crisis deepened Wednesday with the release of rival proposals in the House and Senate, increasing the likelihood that lawmakers would adjourn for their August break without an agreement.
The inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service is reviewing some agency computer backup tapes to find out whether missing emails are still recoverable, Commissioner John Koskinen said.