A Washington Post analysis revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the NSA were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners.
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center In Miami say Tropical Storm Arthur is gaining strength as it moves slowly northward.
A fund established by GM to pay claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the carmaker.
President Obama will ask Congress for about $2 billion in emergency funds and for a change in the law in an effort to stem the tide of Central American immigrants flooding the Southern border, according to a White House official.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked his parliament to revoke his authorization to use force in Ukraine.
Republicans will vote by secret ballot today in the House of Representatives, as they choose a new majority leader and majority whip to lead them.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL's Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans that the name disparages a minority.
The U.S. is sending up to 275 military personnel to bolster its embassy in the capital; President Obama is also reportedly weighing air strikes.
Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, fresh from a stunning primary upset at the hands of a Tea Party rival, said today that he would vacate his leadership post by the end of July to make room for a successor.