WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill raising the government's borrowing limit, averting a default and delaying the next clash over the nation's debt until later this year.
The legislation temporarily suspends the $16.4 trillion limit on federal borrowing.
By EDDIE PELLSAP National Writer
DENVER (AP) - For more than a decade, daredevils in snowsuits climbed atop their quarter-ton snowmobiles, sped them up icy ramps and flipped them head over heels into the frosty night air.
By NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assa
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats, bolstered by Republican support, on Monday launched a new attempt to broaden a law protecting women from domestic abuse by expanding its provisions to cover gays, lesbians and Native Americans.
The legislation to renew the Violence Ag
By LARRY NEUMEISTER and EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights lawyers urged a judge Monday to stop the New York Police Department from routinely observing Muslims in restaurants, bookstores and mosques, saying the practice violates a landmark 1985 court settlement that restric
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) - The bus full of tired tourists returning to Tijuana, Mexico, was slowly winding down a mountain road from the ski resort town of Big Bear when it suddenly picked up speed.