Employers are increasingly recognizing they may be able to avoid certain penalties under the federal health law with very limited plans that can lack key benefits.
The White House's chief lawyer learned weeks ago that an audit of the IRS likely would show that agency employees inappropriately targeted conservative groups, a senior White House official said.
Law schools hunting for students as their enrollment numbers drop are increasingly trying to attract an unexpected group: people who have no intention of practicing law.
Puerto Ricans have debated for decades whether their island should become the 51st U.S. state. Supporters of statehood, while still facing long odds, are now pressuring Congress to settle the issue.
John Kerry will make his fourth trip to the Middle East in his four months as secretary of state, as he searches for progress on thorny issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the conflict in Syria.
Amtrak officials said service would remain out indefinitely between New York City and New Haven, Conn., because of Friday's derailment and collision affecting the nation's busiest passenger rail corridor.
Defying odds—very long odds—a Florida supermarket customer won Saturday night's Powerball lottery valued at $590.5 million, the game's biggest-ever payout.
President Barack Obama plans to address his administration's counterterrorism policy Thursday, including the legality of the covert drone program and his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Federal and state authorities searched a Spokane, Wash., apartment over the weekend as part of an investigation into ricin-laced letters that were addressed to the Spokane post office and a federal judge.
Yahoo's board has approved a deal to acquire blogging startup Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash.
One of the suspected Boston bombers was a naturalized citizen, and the other was on his way. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, herself a new citizen, asks how we might change the process of becoming an American to exclude those who hate America.
The U.S. government will bump up against the federal borrowing limit this weekend, though a series of emergency steps will allow it to continue paying all of the nation's bills until after Labor Day, the Treasury secretary said.
A Nassau County Police officer accidentally shot a Hofstra University student Friday morning as a robbery suspect held her in front of his body and tried to back out of a house, police said.
Oxbow went to the lead and never looked back, winning the Preakness Stakes and ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.
Federal transportation safety officials began searching for clues to the collision of two commuter trains in Connecticut, and the MTA warned commuters to New York that disruptions would last into next week.
State Assemblyman Vito Lopez, facing the threat of expulsion and mounting calls for his immediate ouster, said he will resign office on Monday.
An IRS watchdog said he informed Obama administration officials last June that a probe was under way over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Residents and businesses in West, Texas, are beginning to come to grips with the task ahead of them in rebuilding after the April 17 blast.
The Obama administration cleared the way for broader natural-gas exports by approving a $10 billion facility in Texas, a milestone in the U.S. transition into a major supplier of energy for world markets.
A commuter train heading east from New York City derailed and collided with another train in Fairfield, Conn., Friday evening, injuring 60 people, including five in critical condition.