Senate moves to avert rail strike amid dire warnings
The Senate has moved quickly to avert a rail strike that the Biden administration and business leaders say would greatly damage the economy.
Abortion rights groups look to next fights after 2022 wins
Emboldened by the results of November's midterms, abortion rights supporters say they are preparing for even bigger fights in state legislatures and pivotal elections to come.
Wall Street ends mixed in an uneven start for December
Stocks ended mixed after an uneven day of trading and bond yields fell broadly after the government reported that a measure of inflation that's closely watched by the Federal Reserve eased in October.
Applications for jobless benefits decline last week
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came back down last week and continues to hover.
Biden, Macron vow unity against Russia, discuss trade row
Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron have vowed to maintain a united front against Russia amid growing worries about waning support for Ukraine in the U.S. and Europe.
Gold Rush treasures from 1857 shipwreck up for Reno auction
Since the recovery of sunken treasure began decades ago from an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina, tens of millions of dollars worth of gold has been sold.
Police: Deputy posed as teen online to sexually extort girl
A Virginia sheriff's deputy posed as a 17-year-old boy online and asked a teenage California girl for nude photos before he drove across the country and killed her mother and grandparents and set fire to their home.
House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions
Congress is moving urgently to head off the looming U.S. rail strike.
Deep South tornado outbreak: 2 dead from twister in the dark
A twister roaring out of the early morning darkness ripped through a small Alabama community, killing two during an outbreak of tornadoes in the South.
Higher food prices worsen hunger crisis this holiday season
What many Americans hoped would be the first normal holiday season in three years has instead been thrown into crisis by inflation, with Christmas on the horizon.
AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion
Indiana's attorney general asks state medical licensing board to discipline a doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio.
Election certification delays few, but a 'test run' for 2024
Only scattered challenges to certification of the midterm election have been reported in the United States, and not a single one is based on any problems with the accuracy of the results.
Stocks rally after Fed chair signals slowdown in rate hikes
Stocks rallied on Wall Street after the head of the Federal Reserve said the central bank could soon ease up on its aggressive pace of interest rate hikes aimed at taming inflation.
U.S. revises up last quarter's economic growth to 2.9% rate
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September despite high interest rates and chronic inflation, the government said Wednesday in an upgrade from its initial estimate.
Holocaust survivors offered DNA tests to help find family
The New York-based Center for Jewish History is launching a project offering DNA testing kits for free to Holocaust survivors and their children.
Volcano knocks Mauna Loa carbon monitoring station offline
The eruption of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano has temporarily knocked off power to the world's premier station that measures heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi
New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been elected House Democratic leader and will become in the new year the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress.
Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage
The U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex marriages.
Oath Keepers boss guilty of seditious conspiracy in 1/6 case
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been convicted of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's presidential win.
Man sentenced for faking death to avoid sex abuse charges
A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi.
Supreme Court wrestles with Biden's deportation policy
The Supreme Court is wrestling with a politically tinged dispute over a Biden administration policy that would prioritize the deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk.
New unit probes 23 deaths involving police in its first year
A report by the Maryland attorney general's office says a unit investigated 23 fatalities involving police in its first year.
Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy
The change was announced in an online update to Twitter's rules and comes after the platform was purchased by Elon Musk, who in the past has himself spread misleading COVID claims on Twitter.
Wall Street ends an uneven day of trading with mixed results
Stocks ended an unsteady day with mixed results as gains for energy companies were offset by losses in technology and other sectors.
Lava from Hawaii volcano lights night sky amid warnings
The ongoing eruption of Mauna Loa wasn't immediately endangering nearby towns on Monday. But officials told residents to be ready in the event of a worst-case scenario.