GOP border report advises ‘compassionate but tough’ response

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, who heads a Republican House of Representatives working group on the southern border crisis, offered recommendations Wednesday that she called “common-sense, compassionate but tough solutions” to deal with the surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country.

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.

US to present intelligence data on plane crash

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.

Senate panel: Banks helped hedge funds skirt taxes

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Two giant global banks helped at least a dozen hedge funds skirt full tax payment on more than $100 billion worth of stock trades, according to a new congressional investigation made public Monday.

Obama awards Medal of Honor to soldier who ‘held the line’

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts doesn’t see the Medal of Honor that was bestowed on him Monday as his alone.

Fort Worth school district joins national initiative for minority boys

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

School trustee Ashley Paz represented Fort Worth Monday in Washington when President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his “My Brother’s Keeper” program.

Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

| |Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."