WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S car operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and Tesla disclosed on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military, formally removing the risk to an estimated thousands of U.S. troops who once could have been kicked out of the armed forces due to gender identity.
(Reuters) - A Muslim policeman who sued the New York City Police Department after he was suspended for refusing to shave his beard has been reinstated and the department has agreed to review its ban on beards, his lawyers said on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Secret Service agent who stole money seized by the government in the investigation of underground drug bazaar Silk Road is now suspected of stealing money in at least two other cases, according to court filings unsealed on Thursday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A web of lawsuits stemming from a police shooting in Chicago in December could expand further after the officer sued the city claiming he shot two people dead because he was not properly trained to handle the mentally ill, a lawyer said on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said at a court hearing Thursday the German automaker believed it could fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey vehicle buyback.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is allowed to seek journalists' phone records with the approval of two government officials through a secretive surveillance process that does not require a warrant, The Intercept website reported on Thursday, citing a classified document.
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico authorized suspension of payments on its general obligation debt on Thursday just minutes after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a law creating a federal oversight board with authority to negotiate the restructuring of the island's $70 billion in debt.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An online petition accusing Starbucks Corp of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes, hurting both employee morale and customer service, has been signed by more than 9,000 people.
(Reuters) - The son of a Boston police captain was indicted on fresh charges in connection with an alleged plot, inspired by Islamic State, to detonate bombs filled with nails and ball bearings in crowded public places, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Federal Select Agent Program, which oversees dangerous substances such as anthrax and bird flu in federal, academic and private labs, reported 199 incidents in which lab workers were potentially exposed to infectious or toxic agents in 2015, though there were no losses of select agents.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A suburban Chicago gun shop said on Thursday it will raffle off a semi-automatic rifle to benefit victims of the Orlando mass shooting despite backlash because the weapon is similar to the one used in the massacre.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are no specific or credible security threats against the United States known to law enforcement heading into the Fourth of July weekend, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois lawmakers broke a historic year-long budget impasse on Thursday, approving a budget bill to complete the current fiscal year, fund fiscal 2017 through December, and ensure schools will open in the fall.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp unit Pratt and Whitney has been awarded an $873.17 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to design, make, integrate and test turbofan adaptive aircraft engines, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Joint Base Andrews, the military facility near Washington that is home to the president's plane, was briefly placed on lockdown on Thursday amid what turned out to be erroneous reports of a gunman at large during a pre-planned exercise to test responses to an active shooter.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a relief plan passed by the Congress to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, but said more tough work was ahead to help the U.S. territory regain financial stability.
Tougher regulations regarding the treatment of the remains of aborted babies are set to go into effect on Friday. This latest pro-life initiative is due largely to the leadership of Governor Bill Haslam, explains Tennessee Right to Life. “The proposed policy was introduced by the Haslam administration as a priority last January in order ‘to [...]