The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.
The six-term Republican defeated insurgent state Sen. Chris McDaniel for his party's nomination.
Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Frank Schaefer, a minister with the United Methodist Church, has won an appeal and had his pastoral credentials restored.
Filmmaker George Lucas has selected the Windy City to house his collection of art and movie memorabilia. San Francisco had also reportedly been in contention.
A consumer advocacy group says it's time to ban the word "natural" from food labels because it's misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.
The law says that once "personalized" guns are available in the U.S., all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns. So, to avoid triggering the law, vendors aren't selling them — anywhere.
The smiling spouse, kids and a dog once made for a perfect campaign ad. But politicians are increasingly turning to their parents to help them make the pitch to voters.
Uruguay's win against Italy was overshadowed by a bite. Once again, Luis Suarez courted controversy at a World Cup Game.
The United States has lots of coal, but most of it is buried far underground. A new method can extract it, but the environmental costs might prove too high for nearby landowners.
The American Civil Liberties Union studied 800 deployments of SWAT teams in 20 locales across the country and found most were for drug searches.
Pro-Moscow separatists shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing nine servicemen, one day after the rebels vowed to respect the cease-fire.
The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing Tuesday to address the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.
A newer form of mammogram that takes multiple X-rays makes it less likely that women will be called back for more screening, a study finds. But it's still too early to know if it increases survival.
Myanmar's parliament is now considering a bill that would restrict marriages of people from different religions. Critics are lambasting the proposed law as discriminatory.
When the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by Sunni militants, 40 Indian construction workers were taken hostage. It's one of the first diplomatic challenges for the new government in India, which sees millions of migrant workers move abroad and send some $70 billion back home to family.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced new procedures for how the department oversees state special education programs.
Both ISIS militants and the Iraqi government claim to control the country's largest oil refinery. But NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the rebels have closed in and are negotiating with the beleaguered forces inside.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.
U.S. military advisers sent to Iraq to assess the state of the country's military will find an army in far worse shape than the one they left behind in 2011. It lacks troops, training and leadership.