Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx traveled Thursday to the site of an oil train crash last year in North Dakota that resulted in 400,000 gallons of crude oil being spilled with lawmakers from the state.
Obama directed the DHS to review the administration's enforcement of deportation laws.
Friday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for electronic cigarettes, washing machines, organic farming and international money transfers.
The government is proposing to ban sales of the popular devices to children.
The group says the rule would lead to dirtier poultry and unsafe working conditions.
The Obama administration announced Wednesday it will stop paying commission to the military's civilian auto mechanics, despite concerns that the move could ruin productivity.
Several Democrats in both chambers of Congress are urging the Education Department to crack down on colleges steering students to costly deals that sap federal student aid.
Fed antitrust regulators cleared Facebook’s purchase of virtual reality company Oculus VR.
The teenager who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii last weekend should have been caught "as soon as he [was] coming over the fence" of the San Jose Mineta International Airport, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said in an interview with CNN.
Swalwell said it was a "remarkable story" that the 16-year-old survived the cold air and lack of oxygen outside of commercial airplanes when they reach cruising altitudes of 30,000 feet of more.
But Swalwell told CNN's Don Lemon that the incident raises questions about airport security, especially in areas that are only supposed to be accessed by employees, such as runaways and tarmacs.
The commission was sympathetic to a request to accept $100 worth of the virtual currency.