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New Jersey Senate Puts Brakes on Deal to Raise Gas Tax

5 hours 7 min ago
The New Jersey Senate balked at passing legislation renewing the state’s transportation fund before its midnight Thursday expiration, taking no action on an Assembly bill that would raise the gas tax and cut the sales tax.

Bipartisan Push Shaped Puerto Rico Bill

5 hours 11 min ago
The biggest policy achievement of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tenure so far sprang from an unexpected place: a bipartisan bid to salvage a debt-laden Puerto Rico.

Donald Trump Faces Rocky Terrain in Colorado

5 hours 14 min ago
The battleground state of Colorado poses plenty of challenges for Donald Trump, but as he prepares for his first campaign visit in the state, there are signs of a thaw with the state GOP and a poll that shows a close race with Hillary Clinton.

House Republicans Plan Votes to Tackle Domestic Terrorism, Gun Violence

5 hours 15 min ago
House Republican plan a vote next week on legislation aimed at disrupting terrorist radicalization and recruitment, and will include a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns.

New Mandate for Crane Control

5 hours 52 min ago
The New York City Department of Buildings issued a temporary order Thursday requiring tighter supervision of the type of crane that collapsed in Tribeca in February, killing a pedestrian and injuring three others.

House Leaders to Vote on Crowdfunding, Angel Investing

6 hours 4 min ago
House leaders said they have scheduled votes on two more bills that are part of the GOP’s broader initiative aimed at reducing burdens on startups, spurring innovation and creating more U.S. jobs.

Clinton-Lynch Airport Meeting Spurs Criticism

6 hours 40 min ago
Bill Clinton’s private visit with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix airport this week touched off bipartisan criticism and has created a distraction for Hillary Clinton’s Democratic presidential campaign.

Zika Fears Are Building Among Women in U.S.

7 hours 35 min ago
Doctors say they are being inundated with questions about the risk to pregnancy, symptoms and when to test for the virus.

Pentagon Lifts Ban on Transgender Service Members

7 hours 50 min ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter lifted the American military’s ban on transgender service members.

California Lawmakers Approve Plan to Help the Homeless

8 hours 49 min ago
California lawmakers and Los Angeles officials advanced new measures to address the state’s large homeless population this week,

Some U.S. Sailors Violated Rules While in Iran's Custody, Navy Says

9 hours 34 min ago
The U.S. Navy said some of the American sailors detained by Iran earlier this year after veering into Iranian territorial waters violated the code of conduct while in custody.

De Blasio's Top Counsel Is Leaving

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 19:50
Maya Wiley will leave July 15 to lead the Civilian Complaint Review Board and teach at the New School.

Underground Library in Manhattan Rewrites Design Rules

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:57
The new public library on West 53rd Street in Manhattan might be mistaken for a SoHo boutique. The New York Public Library’s signature lion logo is the only giveaway that books are inside.

Trump Adjusts Some of His Positions

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:53
Donald Trump has blurred his positions on some key issues that helped him win the GOP primary, from taxes to his Muslim ban.

Democrats Target North Carolina

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:47
After flipping between the two parties in the last two presidential elections, the state is emerging as a key battleground for both parties’ presumptive nominees.

N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:32
A New York State Supreme Court judge pleaded guilty to bribery in connection with the state attorney general’s investigation into his relationship with a Buffalo-area political consultant with ties to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Puerto Rico's Rapid Population Loss Deepens Economic Crisis

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:25
Puerto Rico has suffered a 9% population decline in the past decade, worsening the island’s debt crisis and challenging the survival of its hospitals and health-care system.

Puerto Rico Debt-Relief Bill Passes Senate

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:03
Senate approval of debt-relief legislation for Puerto Rico paved the way for President Barack Obama to sign the bipartisan bill into law before Friday, when Puerto Rico says it will default on some senior debt payments.

Muslim Recruit's Death Sparks a Broad Marine Investigation

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:53
The death of a young Muslim-American recruit at boot camp is at the heart of a scandal gripping the U.S. Marine Corps, and raising serious questions about practices at its vaunted Parris Island, S.C., training facility.

Attorney General Met Privately With Bill Clinton

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:41
Loretta Lynch said they didn’t discuss the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use while she was secretary of state.

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