Omnibus deal remains elusive as CR talk looms
Lawmakers have yet to reach compromise on a $1.3 trillion spending package that must be passed by midnight Friday to avoid a federal shutdown. Meanwhile, there are rumblings that a stopgap will be needed through the weekend or perhaps longer.
GOP pushing rider for major Calif. dam project
Some California Republicans are pushing a major project in Congress that other state leaders say they don't want and may be illegal.
Tech billionaire takes beach fight to Supreme Court
A Silicon Valley tech billionaire has taken his bid to block public access to a beach next to his property to the Supreme Court, casting the case as a constitutional showdown with California.
Court rules oyster farm discharges need permit
A federal appeals court has ruled that discharges of pollutants from the world's largest shellfish hatchery, in Washington state, require a Clean Water Act permit.
Justices take up Pa. cemetery access case
The Supreme Court today agreed to review whether a local Pennsylvania ordinance mandating that small cemeteries be open to the public violated property rights.