By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press
February 27, 2015 10:49 a.m.
WASHINGTON — In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.
By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER, The Associated Press
February 27, 2015 2:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press
February 27, 2015 10:26 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at restricting North Korea's access to hard currency passed a legislative hurdle Friday as pressure grows in Congress for tougher action over Pyongyang's nuclear program and alleged involvement in a hacking attack on Sony Pictures.
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press
February 27, 2015 10:04 a.m.
MEXICO CITY — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press
February 27, 2015 10:31 a.m.
TYRONE, Mo. — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday.
By JUDY LIN, Associated Press
February 26, 2015 6:51 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers on Thursday demanded that a California man take down poster-size swastikas displayed in front of his house, calling the signs racist and vulgar but acknowledging the person had a right to free speech.
By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post
February 26, 2015 6:38 p.m.
Eugenie Clark, a world authority on sharks who defied society's expectations about women's roles in science and the much-feared underwater creatures she studied, died Feb. 25 at her home in Sarasota, Fla. She was 92.
By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press
February 26, 2015 3:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Eager to avoid a partial Homeland Security shutdown, House Republicans are weighing a short-term funding measure to keep the department operating although it would allow Obama immigration policies they oppose to remain in place for now, officials said Thursday.
SUN CITY, Ariz. — Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.