| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change.
When it comes to the most...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border.
The number of unaccompanied children...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated.
In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piñatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico.
Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- Even as Arkansas tried to recover from a series of storms that killed 16 people in three states, parts of Mississippi braced for the next outbreak of tornadoes and other deadly weather on Monday.
Most of Mississippi, from Yazoo City...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Parkwood Meadows subdivision is the sort of place where neighbors know one another. Their children play at a communal basketball hoop set up in the street.
But on Sunday, a fierce tornado leveled more than three dozen of its single-story brick homes....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:14 PM
At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — who has gained a national reputation for welcoming Hispanic families to Baltimore — joined a growing chorus of Maryland officials Tuesday raising concerns over a proposal to turn a vacant office building in the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Three months after a deadly landslide wiped out the community of Oso, Wash., officials have selected a company to deal further with wreckage that remains.
The Snohomish County Council agreed Wednesday night to award a $6.4-million contract to IMCO...