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More Boston bombing victims oppose death penalty

Posted: 04/20/2015 - A married couple who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack has joined the family of an 8-year-old victim in opposing the death penalty for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Talks to begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

Posted: 04/20/2015 - Cuts to Medicare and the health care law and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting operations top the agenda as congressional negotiators meet to begin ironing out a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond.

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Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

Updated: 04/19/2015 - California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land.

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Why your rent could rise again this year

Posted: 04/16/2015 - Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010, according to commercial property tracker Reis Inc.

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Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

Posted: 04/16/2015 - The top Senate Republican's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back.

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Florida man lands gyrocopter on Capitol lawn

Updated: 04/15/2015 - Florida resident Doug Hughes flew his gyrocopter to Washington, D.C. and landed it on the west front lawn of the Capitol building on Wednesday.

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Woman must pay for gifts from Donald Sterling

Posted: 04/15/2015 - The woman former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling bought expensive gifts will have to fork over some $2.6 million to Sterling's wife.

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Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Updated: 04/15/2015 - Huge majorities of both parties in Congress have finally banded together and approved legislation permanently reshaping how Medicare reimburses doctors for treating over 50 million elderly people.

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Twitter Reacts: Hillary Clinton's presidential announcement

Updated: 04/13/2015 - On Twitter, Hillary Clinton's presidential run announcement was met with nearly 98,000 retweets and nearly 94, 000 favorites as of late Monday morning. Amid all of the TV and news press, the Twitter reaction to her bid rolls on.

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Tips to make tax filing a little easier

Posted: 04/13/2015 - Every year about one quarter of Americans wait until the last minute to file their tax returns. And if you fall into that group, here’s some tips to make these last few days a little bit easier.

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Beauty queen brings light to Japan's racial issues

Updated: 04/13/2015 - When Ariana Miyamoto was crowned Miss Universe Japan in March her surprise on stage was real. She was the first-ever winner to be biracial and she wants to use that attention to change attitudes.

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