By David Lawder and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, hoping to avoid a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration into 2015. ...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man on Tuesday with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School over how administrators handled bullying of alleged victims.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School teachers told top union leaders on Tuesday they are worried what will happen once various pots of funding for mental health services run out in 2016.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wal-Mart on Tuesday denied claims by lawyers for actor-comedian Tracy Morgan that the giant retailer is stalling a federal lawsuit over a fatal highway crash in New Jersey last summer.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A Maine court has awarded the family of a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatic U.S. government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo on passenger planes are susceptible to fires or explosions that could destroy the airliners.
By Kevin Drawbaugh and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suspending efforts to reshape dozens of special-interest U.S. tax breaks known as the "extenders," congressional Republicans on Tuesday said the measures would be renewed retroactively to Jan. 1 but only through the end of 2014. In a move that sets up another round of debate over the extenders in 2015, senior Republicans said a short-term extension would be approved for the package, with the House of Representatives acting as soon as this week. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Corrections, mental health and law enforcement experts called Mayor Bill de Blasio's $130 million plan to steer mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects to treatment instead of incarceration an encouraging first step toward repairing New York City's broken jail system.
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials were preparing for likely protests as a grand jury decides whether to charge police in the death of a black man subjected to a banned choke hold, but aimed to avoid the kind of violence that engulfed a St. Louis suburb last month. Protest groups have planned marches if the grand jury does not charge any of the officers involved in the July 17 incident, which led to the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six. It is not clear when the grand jury will rule. ...