Illicit drug use rates among Americans age 12 and older from 2009 through 2011 were among the highest since data became available in 2002, U.S. officials say.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he isn't ready to accept accusations the Assad regime used chemical weapons in its fight against rebels in Syria.
Members of Congress say they've urged NASA to spare planetary science funding and resist pressures to make disproportionate cuts to the science budget.
U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.
Farm labor unions and growers have reached agreement on migrant workers to be included in an immigration bill being drafted in the U.S. Senate, officials said.
The focus on leases in the central Gulf of Mexico highlights an investment drive for North American oil, Norwegian energy major Statoil said.
Oil companies trying to drill deeper than ever in the risk-prone areas of the Gulf of Mexico don't need the government's help, two U.S. lawmakers said.
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Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate said Tuesday a decision has been made to drop the assault weapons ban from the gun control bill.
As legislation to help curb gun violence wends through the U.S. Congress, several states and communities are taking their own action -- some that would enhance gun control, some which would do away with control measures and some that would require households to have handguns.