The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ruled that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume on May 5.More >>
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own...More >>
Congress extended the federal aid to the long-term jobless 11 times but an extra lifeline was not included in the latest budget deal.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers proposed a short-term extension for three months, but many republicans are already promising to oppose it.
"If people think we need two years of unemployment insurance they should come forward and say, 'We want to raise the taxes and contributions of employers and employees,' " said Kentucky Senator (R) Rand Paul.
The extension proposal will make it to the floor of the senate, but not until Congress returns to work next month.
"When Congress comes back to work, their first order of business should be making this right," said President Barack Obama last week at his year-end news conference.