New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court's liberal wing in questioning whether states can use their standard execution methods to kill people whose unique medical issues leave them at risk of severe pain.
WASHINGTON - Democrats were optimistic they would reclaim the House majority and Republicans remained cautiously hopeful about maintaining control of the U.S. Senate on Monday as candidates made final pleas to voters, neither side fully trusting their political barometers in the first national referendum on the volatile Trump presidency.
WASHINGTON - Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan wants to be speaker of the House, but his run at the throne, while considered a long shot, could put him in a position to land something else he prizes: the power to shape GOP policy toward one of the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia.
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear a closely watched case over the future of the Internet - rejecting a petition by telecom industry groups to consider net neutrality, or the principle that Internet providers should treat all online content equally.
For days he was known only as "The Jewish Nurse," the person whose compassion captivated the world in the days after the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh left 11 Jewish people dead. He was the nurse who cared for Robert Bowers, the accused shooter, as Bowers reportedly yelled, "Death to all Jews," as he was wheeled into the emergency room at the Allegheny General Hospital last month.
The federal government is continuing to study Silicon Valley giants for potential violations of antitrust law, according to President Donald Trump, in his latest criticism of the embattled tech industry. "I am in charge," he said in an interview with Axios that aired Sunday on HBO. "I am definitely in charge, and we are certainly looking at it." Asked by Axios to clarify which companies the Trump administration is considering, Trump said: "All three" - referring to Amazon.com, Facebook and Google.
ISTANBUL - Iran's military forces staged war exercises and officials vowed to resist U.S. pressure Monday as the Trump administration reimposed harsh economic sanctions in a campaign to isolate the government in Tehran. The unilateral sanctions reintroduce some of the most crippling restrictions on Iran's oil, shipping and banking sectors and seek to penalize even non-U.S. entities that do business with Iran.
A man who has been repeatedly accused of groping women walked into a yoga class and opened fire on Friday evening, according to Tallahassee police - shooting six people and killing two of them despite an attempt to fight him off. Police said the shooting suspect, Scott Paul Beierle, 40, killed himself minutes before they arrived at the Hot Yoga studio, which sits above a row of restaurants at a northern Tallahassee, Florida, shopping center.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday, Nov. 2, to decide whether a 40-foot cross in the median of a busy suburban Maryland highway is a secular memorial to those who died during World War I or an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.
Military planners anticipate that only a small percentage of Central American migrants traveling in the caravans President Donald Trump characterizes as "an invasion" will reach the U.S. border, even as a force of more than 7,000 active-duty troops mobilizes to prevent them from entering the United States.