|Ex-Obama adviser in favor of building Keystone XL pipeline
President Obama's former national security adviser said that the commander-in-chief should approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, as a matter of national security.
|Congress clears bill to ease flood insurance hikes
Congress is sending President Obama a bill that would ease up on large flood insurance premium hikes -- and allow below-market rates to be passed on to people buying homes with taxpayer-subsidized policies.
|Pope Francis could make unprecedented speech to US Congress
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday issued an invitation to Pope Francis to travel to Washington, D.C. and address a joint meeting of Congress.
|No data from Malaysia jet after disappearance, official says
A U.S. official revealed Thursday that there were no data transmitted regarding the status of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet's engines after contact was lost with the plane.
|US, allies embark on last attempt to preserve Ukraine
In a last-minute bid to stave off a new chapter in the East-West crisis over Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Thursday that it faces immediate and serious sanctions if it annexes Ukraine's strategic Crimea region.
|US demands Russian troops withdraw from Crimea
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that more than 20,000 Russian troops are in Crimea before a referendum on Sunday, that could separate the peninsula from Ukraine and merge it with Russia.
|National Archives to unseal more records of Clinton White House
The National Archives on Friday will release 4,000 additional pages of documents involving former President Bill Clinton's administration -- including records about the 2000 presidential election and its subsequent recount in Florida.
|Colorado court says some marijuana cases can be overturned
Colorado's second-highest court ruled Thursday that some people who were convicted in the past of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out, now that pot is legal in the state.
|US budget deficit hits $193.5 billion in February
The U.S. government is running a deficit that is nearly 25 percent lower than in the same period a year ago through the first five months of this budget year, another sign of improvement in the nation's finances.
|Afghan presidential candidate vows better ties with US
One of the main front-runners in the race to replace Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told The Associated Press that he will sign a long-stalled security agreement with the United States within a month, if he wins the race.