Margaret George, a retired widow raising her three young grandchildren in a trailer in Whispering Ranch, Arizona, says her family wouldn’t survive without federal help to pay for electricity.
President Barack Obama’s budget outlines his ideas for how the government may spend $3.8 trillion in fiscal 2013. There’s no similar document accounting for where taxpayers’ money actually goes.
Boston’s Jon Lester pitched six- plus innings of shutout baseball as the Red Sox topped the New York Yankees 2-1 to split a four-game series.
U.S. government agencies have canceled dozens of conferences and pared down other events following a scandal over a General Services Administration bash in Las Vegas.
The New York Yankees invited 27 players, including 13 signed to minor-league contracts, to spring training camp.
Duke Energy Corp. will buy Progress Energy Inc. for $13.7 billion in stock, creating the largest U.S. utility and increasing its ability to build new power plants to meet future greenhouse-gas emissions limits.
Jed Lowrie and Bill Hall hit three- run home runs to give the Boston Red Sox a 10-8 win against the New York Yankees, who fell out of first place in the American League East division.
Rookie pitcher Wei-Yin Chen won his fourth game and Jim Johnson picked up his 12th save as the host Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 5-2.
The New York Yankees are down to their final game of the Major League Baseball season to clinch the American League East division title for home-field advantage during the playoffs.
Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis each hit home runs to drive the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 Major League Baseball win over the New York Yankees.