The Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government has no claim to rights of way that railroads abandon after receiving them from Congress—a victory for property owners that could undermine plans for recreational trails.
The fault lines among the Republican Party's field of potential presidential candidates stem in large measure from a dispute over foreign policy and whether to commit to conservative positions or try to appeal to new voter groups.
A Senate hearing on alleged retaliation against whistleblowers at the giant Hanford nuclear-weapons cleanup project will go forward despite the absence of potential key witnesses: the workers who were let go.
Five top candidates in Georgia's Republican Senate primary are each battling to prove they are the most conservative, which has some in the party anxious about electability in the fall general election.
West Virginia will require stricter monitoring of storage tanks and water systems under a bill the governor is expected to sign in response to a chemical spill that tainted the water supply for 300,000 people.
Daylight saving time arrives this weekend in the U.S. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.
The number of previously uninsured consumers buying coverage under the health law has risen sharply in recent weeks, according to new research, a nascent signal of progress in the law's goal of reducing the ranks of the uninsured.