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Apple Pay Stung by Low-Tech Fraudsters

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:23
Apple’s new mobile-payment system has been hit by a wave of fraudulent transactions using credit-card data stolen in recent breaches of big retailers.

America's Terror Recruits

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 20:34
Federal authorities investigating suspected Islamic State supporters in all 50 states have found no clear pattern to the type of American inspired to try to join the militant group, complicating efforts to thwart terror recruiting.

Train Carrying Crude Derails in Illinois

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:56
A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying crude oil derailed and began to burn Thursday afternoon near Galena, Ill., just over the state line from Wisconsin and 160 miles west of Chicago.

Health-Law Ruling Could Prompt Some States to Act

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:17
Justice Samuel Alito’s suggestion that the Supreme Court could delay for months the impact of a decision to gut the health law revives the possibility that at least a dozen states could take action to limit the effect of such a ruling.

Jodi Arias Avoids Death Penalty in Murder

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:00
Jodi Arias will get a life sentence for the grisly murder of her former boyfriend, after a jury reached an impasse as to whether the 34-year-old should receive the death penalty.

Long Fight Likely Over Clinton Emails

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:45
The fight over releasing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal emails is only just beginning, with GOP-led panels investigating them and the State Department sifting through them.

GOP Hopefuls Risk Iowans' Ire on Ethanol

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:16
Several likely 2016 GOP presidential candidates backed the sunset of ethanol subsidies, and many oppose the renewable-fuel standard that requires blending ethanol and other biofuels into gasoline.

Selma, 50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' Still Struggles

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:02
Selma has struggled in the years since the “Bloody Sunday” march it is famous for. But civic-minded young leaders remain hopeful of a fair future.

Action on Iran Bill Can Wait, McConnell Says

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:15
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday backed away from plans to force a quick vote on legislation that would give Congress a chance to review any nuclear deal the Obama administration reaches with Iran.

Kerry Seeks to Calm Arab States Unsettled by Iran Talks

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:14
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said after meetings with Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that Gulf Arab countries support international talks over Iran’s nuclear program, but remain concerned about Tehran’s regional influence.

La Guardia Airport Closed After Jet Skids Off Runway

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:56
A Delta Air Lines jet with 125 passengers skidded off the runway while landing at New York’s La Guardia Airport and struck a fence Thursday morning.

Girls Still Lag Behind Boys at Math, Study Finds

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:39
Despite decades of global efforts to get more young women to study and pursue careers in math and science, girls still lag behind boys in terms of academic performance and career aspirations in STEM-related fields.

News Across America

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:01
Winter not done yet; Michael Brown’s parents plan lawsuit; new Senate candidate in California; sheriffs sue over Colorado pot law; Cornell West cancels speech.

Supreme Court Sets Date for Gay Marriage Hearing

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:12
The Supreme Court announced a date for arguments in its upcoming blockbuster case on same-sex marriage: Tuesday, April 28.

Witnesses Recount Boston Bombing With Graphic Testimony

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:11
A Boston Marathon bombing survivor, witness and first responder all offered graphic and emotional testimony at the trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

U.S. Jobless Claims Highest Since May

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:13
The number of Americans seeking first-time unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, but harsh winter weather may be to blame for the recent spike.

Clinton's Emails Trouble Some Democrats

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:30
Some Democrats are uneasy about reports involving Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account during her time as secretary of state and her foundation’s fundraising practices.

Democratic Support for Iran Vote Wanes

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:27
Efforts by Republican leaders in Congress to ramp up pressure on the Obama administration’s Iran negotiations showed signs of losing momentum on Wednesday.

Ruling Would Have Disparate Impact

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:06
If the Supreme Court overturns a key facet of the Affordable Care Act, it could leave the law functioning as designed in some states, while grinding it largely to a halt in others.

Washington Strips New York Fed's Power

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:46
A panel run by Fed governor Daniel Tarullo has taken regulatory authority over Wall Street banks from the once-mighty New York Federal Reserve bank.

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