The final tally was 273 to 156. But many members of both parties broke ranks with their leaders — Reps. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi — who strongly backed the measure.
NASA has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build the vehicles that will transport its astronauts to the International Space Station.
Welfare recipients in Tennessee now have to declare any prior drug history when they apply for public assistance.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, is concerned about issues of access to affordable education, availability of job training and prospects for economic mobility. While shunning the "income inequality" language of the left, he insists that those problems need to be viewed through the lens of limited government.
New data released by the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.
Evacuations are under way in parts of North Carolina, where Hurricane Arthur threatens to drench coastal areas today. The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm to a hurricane early this morning.
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center In Miami say Tropical Storm Arthur is gaining strength as it moves slowly northward.
For 120 days, Tom von Kaenel rode his bike solo from Key West, Florida, to Juneau, Alaska.
Fabien Cousteau has been following in his grandfather Jacques Cousteau's flipper-steps for years — scuba diving around the world and making underwater documentaries of his own. Now he's seeking to break the elder oceanographer's record for the longest period of time spent underwater.
A study published Monday suggests Americans are less afraid of hurricanes with female names.