A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in Chicago government jobs. It took 45 years of court orders and consent decrees, but political reformers say that patronage, which once built a powerful democratic machine, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.
In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and telling locals that soon they'll trade their masks for regular uniforms. In Tal Afar, where locals are Shiite and less sympathetic to ISIS, a bloody takeover has ensued instead.
In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and otherwise restoring order. But the mixed Shiite and Sunni town of Tal Afar has already seen the brutal face of ISIS.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law may prohibit someone from buying a gun for another person — whether or not the other person is legally allowed to purchase a gun.
Security software that's meant to prevent data loss in firms is shifting the focus to employee behavior, monitoring activity round-the-clock in search of bad intent. But will bosses go too far?
An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.
Richard Martinez made national news when he railed against politicians. Earlier this month, he made good on his promise to meet with the killer's dad to talk about how they could make things better.
From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Tuesday, June 17:
In Washington, the Labor Department releases the Consumer Price Index. It lets us know if consumers paid more or less for stuff in May than they did in April.
The Commerce Department tells us how many new homes were built in May.
The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting on interest rates. It's one of eight regularly scheduled meetings for the year.
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on creating jobs through bio-based manufacturing.
A new HBO drama, God Save Texas, is set to take the chaos and color of the Texas political scene to the small screen.
The defendants were accused of planning an October attack in which a car plowed into a crowd near the Forbidden City and then burst into flames.