WASHINGTON - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that any unilateral steps by President Barack Obama on immigration would make matters worse and add to a "legacy of lawlessness."
WASHINGTON - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner suffered a political setback on Thursday when he had to cancel a planned vote on legislation that would provide $659 million to help address an immigration crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness.
WASHINGTON - U.S. labor costs recorded their biggest gain in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter and a gauge of trends in the jobs market fell to an eight-year low last week, bolstering the economy's outlook.
- A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list suspected of raping and murdering a woman in her mobile home in 2008 was captured in Mexico and sent earlier this week to Louisiana to face prosecution, an FBI spokeswoman said on Thursday.
SEATTLE - A Washington state man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for setting fire to a popular Seattle gay nightclub packed with New Year's Eve revelers.
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. - The health conditions of a U.S. physician and a missionary who contracted Ebola while helping fight an outbreak of the disease that has claimed more than 700 lives in West Africa have worsened, two relief organizations said on Thursday.
- Healthcare premiums will rise an average of 4.2 percent in 2015 on California's health insurance exchange, the largest of the state marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, state officials said on Thursday.
NEW YORK - A New York pawn shop chain, whose owner was accused of calling female employees his "whipping slaves" and promising "to make babies with all" of them, was sued for harassment on Thursday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
WASHINGTON - The CIA conceded on Thursday that it had improperly monitored computers used by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in an investigation of CIA interrogation tactics and secret prisons for terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Central Intelligence Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement that the agency's inspector general had determined that "some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent" with an understanding between the agency and the Sena