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U.S. Surveillance on Island Reveals Chinese Arms

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:26
Finding supports American suspicions that Beijing is building up reefs in South China Sea for military purposes.

Santorum's Message Reflects GOP's Economic Tilt

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:01
Rick Santorum’s entry to the presidential field offered the latest example of Republicans’ looking to broaden their appeal to an electorate facing unease over stagnant living standards for middle-class Americans.

Drilling Limited to Aid Sage Grouse

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:26
The Obama administration laid out plans to conserve the habitat of the greater sage grouse in several Western states, including limits on oil and natural-gas drilling—a move that could make it less likely the bird will be listed as endangered.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:15
Federal grand jury charges relate to large sums of money the Republican allegedly paid to keep someone quiet about “prior misconduct.”

U.S. Soccer to Vote Against Blatter

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:13
The president of the U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday that momentum is gaining to vote FIFA president Sepp Blatter out of office.

Yankee Stadium's Claustrophobic Soccer Confines

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:47
Thanks to Yankee Stadium’s dimensions, New York City FC plays on the smallest field in Major League Soccer and the smallest allowed by international rules. Is it affecting their game?

Team Selected for La Guardia Redevelopment

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:46
The Port Authority has chosen La Guardia Gateway Partners to replace the aging Central Terminal Building at the New York City airport.

Eighteen Labs May Have Received Anthrax Shipments

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:19
Live anthrax samples may have been sent inadvertently from an Army facility to as many as 18 labs in the U.S. and Korea.

FCC Proposes Internet Subsidy for Low-Income Users

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:18
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed helping low-income consumers with the cost of broadband Internet access through a program that subsidizes phone bills.

GOP Split on Possible Health-Law Fixes

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:13
Some lawmakers say a temporary extension of tax credits if the Supreme Court voids them would buy them time to enact a broader overhaul of the 2010 health law. Conservatives reject that approach.

Sodden Spring Eases Yearslong Texas Drought

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:07
Eighty-two percent of Texas was drought-free as of May 26, up from just 11% a year earlier, according to estimates released by the federal government. None of the state remained in severe drought.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Orders Review of Common Core

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 16:35
Mr. Christie, who is considering a run for president, is asking his education chief to review the academic standards.

Quiz: Who Said It About Rand Paul?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:57
Many GOP presidential hopefuls have taken to criticizing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over his foreign-policy stances. Can you tell which Republican took the following jabs?

Pending Home Sales Hit Nine-Year High

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:34
A forward-looking gauge of U.S. home purchases rose for the fourth straight month in April and reached their highest level in nine years—the latest evidence of firming demand in the housing market.

Centrist Pataki Tests GOP Waters With Presidential Bid

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:37
Three-term former New York Gov. George Pataki declared he is running for the Republican presidential nomination.

Suspect in Killing of Officer Moore Has History of Psychosis, Violence

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:35
Demetrius Blackwell, who is charged with killing NYPD Officer Brian Moore, suffered a traumatic brain injury 20 years ago, a blow to the head that was followed by epilepsy and, later, periods of psychosis marked by violence.

For WTC Workers, a Bittersweet Moment

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:28
Construction workers at One World Trade Center got a preview of the observatory atop the huge structure on Wednesday. For many, it was a moment of culmination after years of work.

Live Anthrax Samples Mistakenly Shipped to Nine States, South Korea

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:24
Live samples of the anthrax virus were inadvertently sent from a Defense Department research facility to labs in nine states and a base in South Korea, but there were no known incidents of exposure.

Tax ID Theft Victims Cite Woes With IRS

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:09
When criminals file fraudulent returns, taxpayers say they have to wade through red tape and wait months longer for refunds.

Clinton Retools Her Approach for 2016 Run

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 19:08
In 2008 the Democratic candidate played down that she was a woman running for president; now she regularly talks about women and children’s issues.

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