The new budget contains significant cuts to vital services, but the City Council, buoyed by a huge outpouring of rage from city residents and workers, turned back some of the worst cuts.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson ordered the company last May to reduce its usage of dispersants by 75 percent.
Republican candidates for Illinois governor and U.S. Senate are being blasted for embracing extreme right-wing policies.
Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.
Despite what anti-Obama conspiracy theorists, tea partiers and other various anti-government groups say, government political spying was rampant during the Bush-Cheney years.
Manhattan's LGBT pride march, the largest and oldest in the nation, and one of the largest in the world, capped off a the June 19-27th Pride Week.
Californians are already beginning to feel the benefits of the new federal health care law, a newly released progress report by Health Access reveals.
The San Antonio City Council sat for 3½ hours late last week to hear speakers urge passage of a controversial resolution urging the Texas state legislature to oppose an immigration law similar to the much criticized Arizona SB 1070.
A federal jury here on Monday, June 28, found former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge guilty on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about torture in a civil lawsuit.
Thousands thronged the streets here June 26 and 27, enjoying the 40th anniversary of this city's Gay Pride celebration with brilliant rainbow-hued costumes, musical and theatrical events, and just plain fun.