WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Wednesday he does not intend to run for president 2020, two days after declining to rule it out.
"I have no intention of running," Biden told reporters outside the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- North Carolina's outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory was briefly spotted in Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday morning, but he gave no public indication about his meeting with President-elect Donald ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to walk the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday in a charm offensive seeking support for her nomination as the next United Nations ambassador.
But, really, she ...Read more
With the recovery of bodies from the Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire now complete, officials are now focusing their attention on determining the cause of the blaze that killed 36 people during a concert.
Authorities ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The winds of change that have stormed across Washington in recent weeks swept through the Capitol anew on Wednesday.
In the ritual farewells offered to departing senators, Barbara Boxer was praised for her ...Read more
Mike Posner expressed all the usual feelings this week about being nominated for a Grammy Award.
He was honored. He was humbled. He was gratified. But also? He was a little suspicious.
"I'm beginning to think the ...Read more
In 2005, Remy Ma landed her first Grammy nomination. The accolade was for "Lean Back," the inescapable club hit she recorded as part of Fat Joe's Terror Squad collective. The record was a song of THE summer, topping the ...Read more
With little notice and stunning quickness, anti-abortion legislators in Ohio stand one signature away from enacting the nation's most stringent abortion law in the hopes of sparking a nationwide reversal of the legal right...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sprawling legislation to increase federal support for medical research, mental health care and controlling the opioid epidemic cleared the Senate easily Wednesday and is headed to President Barack Obama's ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has picked Terry Branstad, the long-serving Iowa governor who proved a loyal and unflinching surrogate in the presidential race, to be the ambassador to China, the transition team said Wednesday....Read more
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-Elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday morning, using the discussion to urge Trump to reconsider his positions on immigration.
During his 45-minute meeting with the ...Read more
The search for remains at the scene of the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., has concluded, leaving the death toll at 36, officials said Wednesday.
"We are not going to find more victims in the fire," ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- This year's election taught Rep. Charles B. Rangel that America has changed.
"It's abundantly clear that the standards that Alexander Hamilton expected to find for candidates for president have been lowered,...Read more
BALTIMORE -- The school bus driver involved in the crash that killed six people in Baltimore last month had a history of seizures and had been involved in at least 12 crashes in the past five years, according to an ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Mexican border wall that Donald Trump promised in the campaign doesn't really have to be a wall, says Rep. Dennis Ross, a member of the president-elect's transition team.
"The 'wall' is a term to help ...Read more
Two-thirds of U.S. adults think Donald Trump needs to choose between being president or a businessman, but slightly more -- 69 percent -- believe it goes too far to force him and his family to sell their business empire to...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- SpaceX said it is now targeting early January for its first flight after a September explosion that destroyed one of its Falcon 9 rockets.
The Elon Musk-led company said in a statement Wednesday that it is ...Read more
ISLAMABAD -- A commercial aircraft carrying at least 48 people crashed in northern Pakistan on Wednesday after it took off for Islamabad from a tourist resort near the Afghan border, officials said.
The small ATR-42 plane...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act through a budget reconciliation bill could cause nearly 30 million Americans to lose health insurance and 9.3 million to lose government subsidies to help them ...Read more
SEATTLE -- As the first 110-footlong wing skin panel for Boeing's new 777X jet moved slowly across a mammoth new factory building one recent morning, a small crew walked alongside, watching for any possibility of an ...Read more
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