WASHINGTON - It took until the last minute to do it, but Congress on Wednesday passed a short-term budget that avoided a shutdown and will keep the government operating through mid-December.
PHILADELPHIA - With the heart of Philadelphia closed to cars for Pope Francis' visit, one person said it's probably what the city looked like in a pre-industrial age, with pedestrians owning the streets.
Carmela Ramirez music reflects her bi-cultural background. Her love of jazz came from her father. She's fused the two together for a unique sound. (Video by Erica Lang/Cronkite News)
PHILADELPHIA - They sang, they danced, they cheered through the streets of Philadelphia this weekend as Pope Francis made the last stop on his U.S. tour.
WASHINGTON - The federal government outlined new safety measures Monday that would protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure by banning pesticide use by minors and sharply increasing training requirements, among other changes.
The graveyard of bright orange prescription bottles and stray single-dose tablets in many home medicine cabinets may be concealing the threat of addiction.
WASHINGTON - Among the tens of thousands who descended on Washington for the first stop on Pope Francis' three-city U.S. tour this week were a number of Arizona residents and former residents. Some came for a cause, some came for their faith, some came just to be in the presence of the pope.
WASHINGTON - Petra Falcon was expecting something like a religious experience this week when she was invited to the White House reception for Pope Francis.
WASHINGTON - They started gathering before the sun came up Thursday, eager for a spot outside the Capitol where they could witness Pope Francis' historic address to a joint session of Congress.
WASHINGTON - Members of Arizona's congressional delegation gave generally high marks to Pope Francis' Thursday speech to Congress that touched on immigration, climate change and the death penalty, among other potentially sensitive topics.