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Suspect Charged in Shooting of Texas Deputy

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 15:49
Law-enforcement officials in Texas said on Saturday they had arrested and charged a suspect in the execution-style killing of a sheriff’s deputy Friday evening near Houston.

New Orleans Honors Katrina's Victims on Anniversary

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:50
A city known for its resilience marked the 10th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the United States on Saturday, beginning with a somber ceremony at a memorial to Hurricane Katrina’s victims.

Tesla Wants Obama Administration to Press China

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:11
Tesla Motors wants the Obama administration to talk to Xi Jinping about making it easier for auto makers to do business in China during the Chinese president’s visit to the U.S.

U.S. Olympians' Insurance Finally Qualifies

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:02
America’s Olympians now have officially qualifying health insurance, after the federal government and the U.S. Olympic Committee reached an agreement this week over the status of their coverage.

Bystander Shot by Undercover N.Y. Police Officer Dies

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 13:33
A bystander inadvertently shot by an undercover New York Police Department officer during an investigation into illegal guns on Friday has died, police said.

Stock Swings Don't Shake Investors

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:04
Stock indexes’ wildest week in years rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money.

Since Katrina, Biloxi's Rebound Has Been Slow

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:02
The Mississippi Gulf Coast city’s population is down 9.4% and many homes remain vacant. But the tourism destination’s casino industry, though smaller, keeps chugging along.

Slain Security Guard Hailed as Hero

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:50
Scores of mourners remembered Idrissa Camara at a funeral in East Harlem on Friday, one week after the 53-year-old security guard was fatally shot at a Manhattan federal building.

Pope's Visit Will Test New York Area Transit

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:45
New Yorkers expect transit delays and traffic jams when the president visits, but they could face an even bigger challenge in late September when Pope Francis barnstorms the East Coast.

China Is Hot New Topic on Campaign Trail

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:04
China-bashing has erupted on the 2016 campaign trail and is emerging as the principal political fallout of this past week’s markets turmoil.

Foes Try New Ways To Attack Iran Deal

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:49
Congressional opponents of the Iranian nuclear accord are devising a Plan B as President Obama moves closer to locking up the support needed to implement the deal.

Ex-Prep School Student Acquitted of Felony Rape

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:28
A graduate of an exclusive New Hampshire prep school was cleared of felony rape, but convicted of other sex offenses, in a case that exposed a campus tradition where some seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

Court Reverses Order Stopping NSA Phone Surveillance

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:16
A federal appeals court has reversed a judge’s order to stop the National Security Agency from collecting phone records, sending the case back to a lower court for further hearings between privacy advocates and government lawyers.

Planned Parenthood Unit Files Suit Against Alabama Gov. Bentley

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:59
A Planned Parenthood unit filed a lawsuit Friday against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley over his move to end all state funding to the organization following videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue procurement.

Pentagon Advances Partnership with Tech Firms for Flexible Electronics

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:47
The Pentagon will contribute seed money to a consortium of Silicon Valley firms to develop what defense officials say is a promising new technology incorporating “flexible” electronics.

Biden, Clinton Backers Try to Lock Down Support

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:32
Many Democratic activists said they want to see Vice President Joe Biden jump into the 2016 presidential race, as his supporters and Hillary Clinton’s campaign work to lock down commitments from party leaders.

Treading Line Between War and Peace, U.S. Special Forces Groom Afghan Troops

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:27
Special-operations units are trying to get their local counterparts ready for combat before American troops leave Afghanistan.

Fed Officials on the Fence for September Move

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:13
Federal Reserve officials made clear this week they haven’t decided whether to raise interest rates next month, and the call has become more challenging amid the recent global market turmoil.

Lessons Learned From Failed Response to Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:12
A decade after Hurricane Katrina struck, experts say the nation’s disaster-response system relied too heavily on local and state governments that were overwhelmed and generally ill-equipped to respond rapidly. And the agency in charge of marshaling federal resources for disasters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, didn't have a direct reporting line to the White House.

FDA: Some Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Joint Pain

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:04
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a safety alert Friday some widely used treatments for Type 2 diabetes can cause severe and disabling joint pain, raising new concerns for a big-selling class of drugs.

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