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China Refuses Hong Kong Port Call to U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:57
The Chinese government refused to allow the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis to visit Hong Kong, U.S. officials said, a snub that comes amid strained relations over the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Dole Food Under Investigation Over Listeria Outbreak

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:18
The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Dole Food Co. over a listeria outbreak linked to four deaths in the U.S. and Canada and multiple other illnesses.

Maine Widens Access to Overdose Reversal Drug

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:09
Maine lawmakers overrode a veto from Republican Gov. Paul LePage to make an opioid and heroin overdose-reversal drug more available through local pharmacies.

U.S. Officials Adjusted 21 Schools' Student-Loan Default Rates

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:09
U.S. education officials adjusted the student-loan default rates of 21 colleges, helping them to avoid sanctions in the past two years that could have resulted in a loss of federal funding, according to a list released by the Education Department.

America's Elaborate Plan to Not Overthink the Ryder Cup

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:00
Despite being five months out, U.S. captain Davis Love III and a sports psychologist already are preparing to calm the team’s nerves.

Donald Trump Calls for GOP Unity in California Address Amid Protests

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:40
Republican front-runner Donald Trump called for party unity during an address at the state’s GOP convention while protesters denounced him and clashed with police outside.

Tax Breaks for Twitter Bring Benefits and Criticism

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:26
A Twitter-funded community center in San Francisco is a result of tech-company tax breaks that are helping revitalize the Tenderloin district but also drawing criticism for exacerbating the city’s lack of affordable housing.

Cruz Makes His Last Stand in Indiana

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:23
Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch effort to derail GOP front-runner Donald Trump, is trying to marshal support from governors, former rivals and other anti-Trump Republicans ahead of the make-or-break primary in Indiana Tuesday.

Clinton Says Trump Wouldn't Win Over Sanders Backers

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:17
Hillary Clinton flatly dismissed Donald Trump’s suggestion that he can win over supporters of rival Bernie Sanders in the fall election, arguing that the Republican’s views on a range of issues would repel them.

Military Disciplines 16 for Errors Leading to 2015 Attack on Afghan Hospital

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:08
The Pentagon meted out punishment for 16 U.S. service members over their involvement in the October 2015 bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan.

Prosecutors Investigate People Close to Cuomo

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:40
A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of several people close to the governor who are under investigation by federal prosecutors in connection with a Buffalo economic-development project, people familiar with the matter said Friday.

Laid-Off Casino Workers Largely Bypass State Job-Training Program

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:30
A $29.4 million federal grant to help thousands of former Atlantic City casino workers has gone largely unspent, with few people enrolling in or finding jobs through the state’s re-employment program.

U.S. Chides Five Economic Powers Over Policies

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:23
The Obama administration delivered a shot across the bow to Asia’s leading exporters and Germany for their economic policies and warned that a number of major economies around the globe could face intense pressure to engage in currency interventions to counter slow growth.

Paul Ryan Treads a Tricky Line on Puerto Rico

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:51
House Speaker Paul Ryan has surprised many of his closest Republican colleagues by making an all-out push to resolve Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, one of the year’s thorniest and most thankless legislative puzzles.

Piping Plovers Get Beach Protection in Rockaways

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:36
Piping plovers once again have taken up residence along a stretch of Queens beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, triggering an annual ritual of wildlife conservation that inspires consternation among some beachgoers.

Tone Softens on Connecticut Budget

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:02
A weekslong impasse over the state budget in Connecticut, marked by bitter exchanges and finger-pointing, is showing signs of easing. The state’s top Democrats—those who control the Legislature and Gov. Dannel Malloy—appeared ready Thursday to start negotiating.

GOP Lawmakers Warm to Trump

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:31
A new attitude among some Republicans on Capitol Hill is emerging. Icy glares are starting to thaw. More Republicans are slowly beginning to express support for candidacy of GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

California Takes Spotlight in GOP Primary Race

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:23
Republican presidential candidates are slated to address California’s GOP convention this week as they campaign in the delegate-rich state that might play a determinant role in choosing the party’s nominee for the first time in a generation.

Atlantic City, America's Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:10
Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression.

'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend Gets 21 More Months in Prison

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:33
A federal judge sentenced the girlfriend of convicted crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger to 21 additional months in prison for refusing to say who else might have helped the gangster during his 16 years on the run.

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