The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.
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Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.
An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.
The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.
Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.
When a patron of Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., posted a photo of her tab denoting a 15 percent discount for "praying in public," the post went viral.
Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm warning, while the Dominican Republic has issued a tropical storm watch. The forecast calls for Bertha to head northwest, but stay off the U.S. East Coast.
After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.
The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.