National

(Washington, DC) -- Democrats and Republicans continue tangling over the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny. In a House hearing, Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan accused IRS Commissioner John Koskinen of not being believable. Democrats...
(Undated) -- Iraqi government troops appear to be slowing Sunni militants' advance on Baghdad, but fierce fighting continues. The fighting was heaviest north of the Iraqi capital on Thursday, as militants and government forces battle for control of the nation's biggest oil...
(Undated) -- Congress is hitting the National Security Agency where it hurts. The House voted Thursday night to strip funding from two of the NSA's most controversial programs. The funds cutoff hits domestic surveillance aimed at Americans, and NSA's direction that hardware...
(Undated) -- Scientists at Yale say an FDA-approved arthritis drug might be able to regrow hair for patients with a rare skin disease. During a clinical trial, a man with almost no hair anywhere on his body grew a full scalp along with eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair. It...
(Undated) -- The Presbyterian Church is now allowing its ministers to perform same-sex marriages. The church's General Assembly voted on Thursday to approve the change. It also approved a change in the church's constitution, defining marriage as between "two people,...
(Undated) -- Sunbathing for hours by the pool or at the beach may affect humans in the same way as heroin. Harvard researchers say the sun's ultraviolet rays produce endorphins that make people feel good. Those endorphins act along the same biological pathway in the body as...
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Voicemails from Donald Sterling show the Los Angeles Clippers owner is furious that he's been declared mentally incompetent by two psychiatrists. In the recordings, Sterling berates the doctors for finding him mentally unfit and for the fact that information...
(New York, NY) -- New York City will pay about 40-million dollars to five men who were wrongly convicted of the brutal rape of a jogger in Central Park. The violent attack on the woman made national headlines in 1989 and sparked outrage over the city's violent crime rate, and...
(Undated) -- Americans don't have much confidence in the news media. A Gallup poll released Thursday found the level of faith in the media is at a new low. Only 18 percent say they trust online news. TV and newspapers don't fare much better. The media scored better than Congress...