| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states.
Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown looming, Republicans and Democrats struggled without success Monday night in marathon, closed-door talks to resolve the fate of several of President Barack Obama's stalled appointees, a dispute that threatened what...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my Comic-Con costume ready.
The Skinny: Some folks are griping about the humidity here this week but having recently spent some time back East let me tell you we still have it pretty good. Thursday's headlines include...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 11:17 AM
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.
They are here to talk...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Cory Booker, who built a national profile for a hands-on style of leadership as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, entered the race for the state’s vacant Senate seat, vowing to bring the same energy to change another city: Washington....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him.
“I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan.
And so the Montgomery...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Rep. Ed Markey (D-N.J.) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker are drawing on Hollywood for two special elections in their states.
The most pressing is in Massachusetts, to fill the Senate seat of John Kerry after he resigned to become secretary of state. Markey...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Apr 28, 2013
He thought his wife was in love with another man, police say, so James L. McFillin of Baltimore decided to blow up the other man.
It was 1979. McFillin wired two sticks of an explosive called Tovex 220 into the electrical system of a truck belonging...
| Apr 23, 2013
As the Obama administration launches a broad investigation of flame retardants used in furniture and other household goods, the nation's top environmental regulators are running into the limitations of a federal law that makes it practically impossible to...