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Proposal Would Alter Migrating Process

6 hours 20 min ago
The Obama administration is considering a plan to allow young people from Honduras to apply for entry to the U.S. as refugees without making the often-dangerous trek here.

New-Home Slowdown Pressures Recovery

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:16
Demand for new homes slowed sharply during the first half, a development that threatens to reverberate beyond the housing market and throughout the broader economy.

Ohio State Fires Band Director

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:37
Ohio State fired the director of its acclaimed marching band after a two-month university investigation into potential hazing practices found the group's culture was sexualized and intimidating.

Obama Administration Releases Draft Employer Insurance Forms

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:32
The Obama administration released draft forms for employers and individuals to use when reporting their health coverage to the IRS starting next year.

Tragedy Ends Father-Son Bid To Fly Around World

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:03
A quest by an Indiana father-and-son team to fly around the world in a single-engine plane ended in a fatal crash off the coast of American Samoa.

VA Talks at Impasse in Congress

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:30
Congressional negotiations to address problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs devolved into a public feud, amplifying concerns that lawmakers won't be able to complete legislation before their August break.

Ryan Seeks to Merge Poverty Programs

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:55
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan proposes consolidating up to 11 federal antipoverty programs into a single funding stream for states, along with new work requirements.

The Lawyer Who Sparked Health-Law Rulings

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:50
Thomas Christina, a South Carolina attorney, spotted wording in the Affordable Care Act that ultimately spurred a legal battle that resulted in two conflicting court rulings this week.

Obama Urges Action on 'Inversions'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:40
President Barack Obama calls on Congress to end a tax-code rule that allows some U.S. firms to reincorporate overseas and lower their tax bills, drawing attention to an emerging trend that worries many lawmakers and could figure prominently in the fall election campaign.

U.S. Says Russia Firing Into Ukraine

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:45
The U.S. believes Russia is firing artillery across its border at Ukrainian military positions, the State Department said, an assertion that Moscow is playing a more direct role in the conflict.

Trash Smolders Near Radioactive Waste

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:16
Garbage heating up underground at a St. Louis landfill is said to be heading toward a section of the site where thousands of tons of radioactive waste from the U.S. nuclear weapons program is buried.

Arizona Execution Heightens Questions on Lethal Injection

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:25
The prolonged execution of a condemned Arizona man is almost certain to heighten the debate over whether lethal injections can be relied upon to fulfill their intended purpose: to kill without cruelty.

How a Louisiana Doctor Got Rich Invoking Anti-Fraud Law

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:02
Dr. William LaCorte, a "serial whistleblower," has won $38 million suing health-care companies under a federal law that critics say encourages speculative lawsuits.

Arizona Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Start of Execution

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:19
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the state's lethal-injection procedures after a convicted murderer put to death was seen gasping and snorting for more than 1½ hours before he died.

Rubio Makes Case Against Gay Marriage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:29
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) laid out an extended case for opposing gay marriage in a speech that cited economic and historical arguments.

Deportations Give Migrants Cold Feet

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:15
Central American migrants are getting cold feet thanks to the rapid spread of news that the U.S. has started to speedily deport undocumented families in the past two weeks.

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Scare

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:08
The head of a government bioterror lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Hunt for Missing IRS Emails Resumes

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:52
The inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service is reviewing some agency computer backup tapes to find out whether missing emails are still recoverable, Commissioner John Koskinen said.

Kerry in Israel for Talks on Ending Conflict

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:46
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there have been "steps forward" in the diplomacy aimed at ending the fighting between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas.

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper in Fight for Re-Election

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:30
Democrat John Hickenlooper is locked in a close race for re-election as Colorado governor, as stumbles in recent months have opened the door to his opponents.

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