U.S. House Democrats passed the Raise the Wage Act Thursday, which would incrementally increase the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour by 2025.
Elected officials cannot block people from their social media pages, according to a new ruling.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is cracking down on the multi-billion dollar business of human trafficking in the U.S.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management headquarters will be relocated from Washington, D.C. to Grand Junction, Colo.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago.
Current Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell recently indicated that the Fed may soon cut interest rates for the first time since the start of the financial crisis in 2009. What would such a change in the federal funds rate mean for you?
In today’s world of 24/7 cable TV and Internet news, people are more likely to be knowledgeable about financial and economic matters than in past generations. For example, we would venture to guess that most people have at least heard of the Federal Reserve, or, as it is usually referred to, the Fed.
However, having heard of the Fed is quite different from understanding what the Fed actually does and how its actions influence our financial lives. Let’s explore the Fed’s role in the U.S. economy and how its actions affect the broad economy and interest rates in particular.
What is the Federal Reserve and what are its Main Tools?
A health-care startup called Partner Therapeutics began last year with a single product: a leukemia medicine approved in 1991 that doctors rarely prescribe anymore. The drug, Leukine, made so little money that its previous owner did not even bother to disclose sales. It just dumped them on r…
Almost 15 years ago, Sandy Cambron noticed her mother-in-law, Pearl Walker, had become withdrawn and quiet after she moved into a nursing home for Alzheimer’s patients in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kacey Musgraves’ career has been moving and changing fast over the last couple of years, leaving little time for reflection until she saw her life chronicled behind museum glass.
COLLEGE STATION — A comprehensive national effort among 30 industry and academic entities led by Texas A&M is gaining ground in the battle against rose rosette.
Fighting cancer was a major focus of the Obama administration, but not the Trump administration, which has instead launched major initiatives around HIV/AIDS and opioid addiction. But cancer death rates keep steadily declining — especially for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
For the past decade, exposure to chemicals that keep swimming pool waters clear and germ-free has sent an average of 4,535 people a year to the emergency room for treatment.
When it comes to mental health, it can be hard to be real. Stigma surrounds mood disorders, therapy and drugs. Talking to someone else about a challenge can be exhausting and scary. And all too often, people keep their struggles with depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal feelings and other …
Four out of five teenagers with mobile devices keep them in their rooms overnight — and nearly a third of those bring them into their beds while sleeping — according a study Wednesday that offered new evidence that mobile devices undermine the rest necessary for peak health.
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's U.S. measles epidemic just surpassed a 25-year-old record, and experts say it's not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Breaking his silence on the special counsel investigation, President Donald Trump celebrated a summary of the findings Sunday, claiming it "was a complete and total exoneration," even though the report did not reach a definitive answer on whether he obstructed justice.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstru…
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 wealthy people - including two television stars - with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their kids into big-name colleges and universities.The alleged crimes included cheating on entrance exams, …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210," died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is launching a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, his White House, his campaign and his businesses, sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended Russia's participation in a key nuclear arms treaty, in response to Washington's decision to withdraw.
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office.