The House voted in favor of arming Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State militants, the first broad test of sentiment about President Obama's plans to expand military engagement in the Mideast.
Amid Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's press conference, our live blog analyzes how close the central bank is to exiting its easy-money policy.
FBI Director James Comey said he is worried about "a terrorist diaspora" out of Iraq and Syria as fighters leave extremist groups there and return to their homes.
The Getty Foundation’s “Keeping It Modern” program focuses on the conservation of 20th-century architecture.
Consumer prices fell in August, the first monthly decline for the inflation measure since April 2013, a reading that could lend support to some Federal Reserve policy makers who are seeking to move slowly in lifting ultra-low interest rates.
Strong demand for wild ginseng growing on shady hillsides in Appalachia and the Midwest has boosted prices for the herb and encouraged people to dig it up and sell it illegally.
America's top military officer raised the prospect that limited U.S. ground forces would be needed to battle Islamic State militants if fighting in Iraq grows more difficult.
Though Republicans continue to hammer away at the Affordable Care Act, the health-insurance law is losing some of its punch in the 2014 campaign. Polls show that voters don't see the law as a top concern.
President Barack Obama's plan to contain the Ebola outbreak in Africa presents the U.S. military with a logistical challenge with few precedents, one that it will be under pressure to execute quickly.
The nonfiction nominees for the 2014 National Book Award include Roz Chast’s “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” and John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee Williams.
A program that drew criticism for supplying military equipment to local police also provided assault-style rifles, grenade launchers and armored vehicles to public schools.
Americans' incomes ticked up in 2013 for the first time since the recession, and the poverty rate fell for the first time since 2006.
Plumbing the depths of American literature’s darkest comedian.