To avert shut down, the U.S. Senate on Friday approved a bill to fund the government through April 28 ahead of a midnight deadline.
The bill was passed by 63-36 vote in the Senate after coal-state Democrats conceded defeat in their late push for longer extension of expiring health benefits for retired...
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump's nominee as Secretary of the Interior, according to numerous media reports. A source close to the Trump transition team told USA Today the timing of the announcement of Rodgers' selection has not been determined.
President-elect Donald Trump has offered Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn a key position on his economic team, according to a report from NBC News.
Citing sources close to Cohn, NBC News said Goldman's president and chief operating officer has been offered the position of Director of the National...
Reflecting concerns about foreign intervention in last month's elections, President Barack Obama has ordered an investigation into hacking-relating activity by the Russians. Obama's Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor Lisa Monaco told reporters of the review at a breakfast arranged by the Christian Science Monitor on Friday.
A long list of potential nominees for Secretary of State under President-elect Donald Trump has widened to include former Ford (F) CEO Alan Mulally. Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway revealed that Mulally is under consideration to be the nation's top diplomat in an interview on Fox News on Friday.
The picture of Viola Desmond, an icon of the human rights and freedoms movement in Canada, will feature on the country's new $10 bank note.
This will mark the first time that a portrait of a Canadian woman will be featured on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note.
Bank of Canada Governor...
US Presidential Election was the most talked about global topic on Facebook this year.
Facebook on Thursday published a list highlighting the most talked about global topics in the social network's 2016 Year in Review.
Brazilian Politics, Pokemon Go, Black Lives Matter, Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine...
The Republican Party raised a total of $318.8 million for its candidates in the US General Election 2016, and its debt-free.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced the party's fundraising data and the cash in hand a month after the election was held.
Almost two-third of the funds were...
There are 1.23 million international students currently enrolled in 8,697 American universities and institutes of higher education, registering a growth of 2.9 per cent, according to new official figures released Thursday.
The "SEVIS by the Numbers" quarterly report on international student trends,...
US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated fast food executive Andrew Puzder as his Labor Secretary. A vocal critic of government intervention in labor markets and a minimum wage opponent, Puzder is chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of the Carl's Jr., Hardee's,...
Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, the first American and oldest human to venture into space, died Thursday at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
Hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age, Glenn died at the age of 95.
Glenn, who served four terms...
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA in a dispute, denying student-athletes' demand for minimum wage for their time.
Former students, Gillian Berger and Taylor Hennig, sued the NCAA and more than 120 Division I member schools, arguing that student-athletes are employees within the Fair Labor Standards Act. They played on the
With a deadline to avoid a government shutdown looming, the House voted Thursday to approve a short-term government spending bill. The House voted 326 to 96 in favor of the continuing resolution, which funds the government at current levels through April 28th.
With lawmakers looking to finish up their work for the year, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a $618.7 billion defense policy bill. The Senate voted 92 to 7 in favor of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which provides a blueprint for defense spending in the current fiscal year.
Fast food executive Andrew Puzder is expected to be announced as President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, according to numerous media reports. Puzder currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito.