The family of a Connecticut woman, who was shot to death by police after trying to ram her vehicle through a White House barrier, plans to hold a funeral for her next week in Brooklyn.
A market-rattling federal default loomed and the partial government shutdown lingered on Monday, but a gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.
President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins’ name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word that many consider offensive to Native Americans.
President Barack Obama says House Speaker John Boehner is the only thing standing in the way of reopening the federal government.
President Obama plans to visit a Maryland construction company to talk about the government shutdown’s effect on business.
A threatened government shutdown imminent, House Republicans scaled back their demands to delay the nation’s health care law Monday night as the price for essential federal funding, but President Barack Obama and Democrats rejected the proposals as quickly as they were made.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit with families of victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on Sunday and attend a memorial at the Marine Barracks Washington, the White House said.
A college community is coming together in prayer.
Swedish police opened an investigation Tuesday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged them to find out what happened to a suitcase he suspects was stolen from him in 2010 by intelligence agents as he traveled from Sweden to Germany.
Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker are among the celebrities joining three presidents this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.
Acting on a White House directive after last December’s Connecticut school massacre, and partnering with a Texas-based training center, the FBI this year has been teaching best practices for responding to mass shootings.