Investors have grown nervous that the Federal Reserve will scale back its efforts to boost the U.S. economy sooner than many expected.
President Barack Obama is lifting his self-imposed ban on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen, where a leadership upheaval has improved the country's security but not eliminated a terrorist organization trying to recruit jihadists.
House lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets in spite of a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.
Investors recovered their poise after a shaky start to trading on Wall Street that sent stocks sharply lower.
The state Board of Higher Education has revised a tuition rate plan that had been in place only a few weeks.
Financial markets around the world were roiled Thursday after Japanese stocks suffered their biggest slide since the country was hit by a devastating tsunami more than two years ago.
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper's decision to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap for as long as he is governor infuriated victims' relatives and drew quick criticism from Republicans ahead of the 2014 election.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel.
People around Rice Lake in northwestern North Dakota are experiencing flooding for a third straight year.
North Dakota's governor and congressional delegation say they will continue to push for a new air refueling tanker mission at Grand Forks Air Force Base.
Mike Stebbins, a third-generation public employee and supervisor for the Department of Transportation in Underwood, watches semi-trailers fly by him on highways every day.
Stocks fell in afternoon trading Wednesday on news that several Federal Reserve policymakers in a meeting earlier this month favored cutting back on stimulus programs as early as June if the economy continued to improve.
Officials from Washington expressed disappointment Wednesday that Fairchild Air Force Base was not chosen as the first home of the Air Force's new aerial refueling tankers.