WASHINGTON In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents.
WASHINGTON A spokeswoman for Edward Markey, the longtime Massachusetts congressman who was elected to the Senate last month, says he will be sworn in on July 16.
WASHINGTON Conservative lawmakers used harsh rhetoric Tuesday to denounce a Yosemite National Park plan that they say would exclude park visitors.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nearly 30,000 of the 133,000 inmates in California prisons refused meals for the second day in support of inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison, corrections officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON A month after suffering an embarrassing defeat, House Republican leaders are considering a new strategy to try to win support for the massive, five-year farm bill: splitting it into two separate measures, one for farm programs and one for food stamps.
WASHINGTON Setting up a potential clash with the Republicans who control the House, congressional Democrats insisted Tuesday they will not agree to any immigration bill that lacks a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.
SAN DIEGO The government is asking the military's highest court to reconsider its ruling last month that overturned a murder conviction of a Marine who has served more than half of his 11-year sentence for one of the biggest war crime cases to emerge from the Iraq war.
WASHINGTON Black lawmakers on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to do something about changes to a college loan program that they say make it tougher for students at historically black schools to finance their education.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. A chemist accused of fatally poisoning her estranged husband with a toxic metal she got at work was convicted Tuesday of murder.
FORT HOOD, Texas The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage declined to ask potential jurors any questions Tuesday as jury selection finally began in his long-awaited murder trial.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner's speed as they landed at San Francisco airport, but realized too late they were flying too low and too slow before the aircraft crashed, investigators said Tuesday.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. The surviving member of an Arizona Hotshots crew has honored his fallen team with a prayer, and thanked everyone for their support.
GREENVILLE, S.C. The two South Carolina families were so close that some thought their children were brothers and sisters. They were so close that they wanted to spend 10 days together on an adventure into the Alaska wilderness.
Granite Mountain Hotshots member Brendan McDonough read "The Hot Shot's Prayer" during Tuesday's memorial service for his 19 fellow crew members, who died June 30 while battling a wildfire in Arizona. Following is the text of the prayer:
NEW YORK Documents released for the first time Tuesday from the FBI file on former New York City Mayor Edward Koch detail one of the more obscure chapters of his storied political career: an unsolved plot to paint the then-congressman as a racist by circulating a forged letter, warning the city would become a "ghost town" if voters elected a black mayor.
PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia doctor serving life in prison for killing newborns at his abortion clinic admitted Tuesday that he also sold painkiller prescriptions, sometimes writing dozens of prescriptions in different names to a single patient.
DES MOINES, Iowa Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product's origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Agriculture over new labeling rules.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. Vice President Joe Biden says the 19 Arizona firefighters killed in a wildfire were men of "uncommon valor" who rushed to save a town and gave their lives in the process.
MIAMI The U.S. Justice Department has found for the second time in a decade that the Miami Police Department engaged in a pattern of excessive use of force in shootings of suspects, including seven black men fatally shot by officers over an eight-month period ending in 2011.
UNITED NATIONS Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly chemical weapon attack outside Aleppo in March.