U.S. Had 23 Executions in 2017, Second-Lowest Number in a Quarter-Century

Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.

Strong Demand for Health Insurance as Deadline Looms

Nearly 4.7 million people have signed up for health insurance despite cutbacks in federal efforts to promote enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

Economic Scene: Tax Plan Aims to Slay a Reagan Target: The Government Beast

By denying deductions for state and local taxes, the Republicans seek to force high-tax states run by Democrats to capitulate.

Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn

Arizona’s promise to keep the driverless car industry free of regulations has attracted dozens of companies, including Uber, Waymo and Lyft.