| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will introduce an emergency spending bill on Wednesday to deal with the flow of minors crossing the border that slashes $1 billion from President Barack Obama's original request but that does not include provisions...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project.
Its prospects remain shaky, however....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Congress, which has been pouring extra money into the Iron Dome, wants Tel Aviv to give U.S. firms a bigger share of the Israeli missile defense system's contracts.
The Israeli state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, along with other mostly Israeli-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break.
Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Domingo Howard is a "single pops" to a 5-year-old girl he is raising by working part-time jobs. His 24-year-old son, meanwhile, landed in the San Francisco County Jail in January.
As "the only person" his son can count on, the two speak on the phone...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:44 PM
President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funding Tuesday to help confront what he called an “urgent humanitarian situation”: the unprecedented influx of children and teens arriving without parents on the Southwestern...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:45 AM
I'm a senior citizen, and I'm proud of my country. I believe in the rule of law and expect it to be upheld. I'm appalled that President Barack Obama is not only permitting the invasion of our Southern border, he's also asking taxpayers fund this...