August 2, 2013 While the number of jobs did increase last month, the hiring pace was slower than in the spring, marking a setback for unemployed Americans. "The labor market begins the second half of 2013 with a fizzle," says economist Heidi Shierholz, with the Economic Policy Institute.
August 2, 2013 The South American country could be the first nation to legalize the production, distribution and use of marijuana. It's a bold response to incessant drug-related violence in the region and signals a quest for alternatives to the U.S.-led war on drugs and a rethinking of official U.N. anti-drug policy.
August 2, 2013 After more than a century of Democratic domination, Republicans hold the governorship and supermajorities in the North Carolina Legislature. They've slashed taxes, imposed voter ID restrictions and changed death penalty rules. Some citizens are angry. And Democrats say the GOP has overplayed its hand.
August 1, 2013 Any Republican seeking the White House must be able to capture the conservative electorate of the GOP primaries, and then the more moderate general-election voter. As of now, the tough-talking governor and libertarian senator each seem prepared for one part of that two-pronged challenge.
August 1, 2013 An attorney for Bob Filner says the city failed to meet its legal requirement and therefore should foot the mayor's legal bills.
August 1, 2013 KUHFMost economists say this year's back-to-school sales will be slower than last summer's because consumers have been coping with more expensive gasoline and higher payroll taxes. Still, several states are offering tax-free shopping to encourage purchases.