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Fed's Stress Tests Bolster Case for Easing Bank Rules

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:04
The outcome gives ammunition to the Trump administration and congressional Republicans who see some of the rules put in place after the financial crisis as excessive.

Obamacare Gets Higher Marks Than House GOP Overhaul, Poll Finds

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:47
More Americans approve of the Affordable Care Act than the House Republican bill to repeal and replace it, but many still want Congress to find some way to fix Obama’s signature health-care law, a new WSJ/NBC News poll finds.

N.Y. Lawmakers Spar Over Control of NYC Schools

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:01
A day after New York’s legislative session officially ended with no agreement on renewing mayoral control of New York City schools, lawmakers continued sparring over the issue.

Mayor de Blasio Details Plan To Close Rikers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:53
The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out its plan to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, saying doing so would take at least a decade.

House Democrats Point Fingers at Pelosi After Georgia Election Loss

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:55
Rep. Nancy Pelosi became the target of blame almost instantly after Democrats lost a special U.S. House election in Georgia in which their candidate, backed by $30 million, was relentlessly tethered to the chamber’s longtime Democratic leader.

Flint Stabbing Suspect Had Tried to Purchase a Gun, FBI Says

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:40
The Canadian man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint, Mich., airport in a suspected terrorist attack had earlier tried to buy a gun, officials said Thursday.

Grizzly Bears to Come Off Endangered List

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:59
The Trump administration said it would remove endangered species protections for the Yellowstone grizzly bear, in a move initiated by the Obama administration after numbers of the West’s largest land predator rebounded sharply over the past four decades.

Sticking Points Slow GOP Budget Efforts

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:49
House Republicans are struggling to agree on a plan to fund the federal government for 2018, a critical task that they must tackle before moving ahead with ambitions for a tax overhaul.

Tropical Depression Cindy Continues to Threaten the Southeast

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:04
A weakened storm swept inland over Louisiana but continued to threaten the Southeast with tornadoes and potentially fatal flash flooding from heavy rains.

High Court Makes It Harder to Strip Immigrants of Citizenship

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:59
The Supreme Court tightened standards for stripping an immigrant of citizenship, rejecting the government’s position that any lie during the naturalization process can cost an American their nationality.

Trump Blames Obama for Failure to Protect Against Russia Hack

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:18
President Donald Trump issued a series of Twitter missives blaming Democrats and the Obama administration for not doing enough to protect against Russian hacking efforts in the 2016 election.

Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:10
Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid and a requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance.

Diocese of Brooklyn Sets Up Fund for Sexual-Abuse Victims

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:03
The Roman Catholic diocese that includes Brooklyn and Queens said Thursday it had set up an independent fund to compensate people who were sexually abused as young people by its clergy.

EPA to Unveil Chemical Testing Rules

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:57
The Environmental Protection Agency will release new rules to clarify the agency’s process of testing chemicals used in everyday products and other commerce, a matter of deep importance to manufacturers, consumers and environmental advocates.

NYC Theater Takes Aim at Trump

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:28
Forget Bette Midler. The reigning star of the New York theater scene is proving to be none other than President Donald Trump.

Trump Says He Doesn't Have Tapes of Comey Meetings

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:15
President Trump said he doesn’t have recordings of his conversations with fired FBI director James Comey, a month after raising questions about the existence of tapes.

Deaths Prompt Millionaire to Rethink Legendary Treasure Hunt

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:15
An eccentric millionaire, Forrest Fenn, who claims to have hidden gold and gems in the mountains of northern New Mexico, is considering calling off the yearslong treasure hunt after a man died recently looking for the bounty.

Lacking Treatment Options, Opioid Addicts Turn to Black Market

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:23
Prescription drugs designed to treat addiction are being traded alongside heroin and painkillers in cities across the U.S. Health-care providers say the thriving black market is symptomatic of inadequate access to treatment.

Legislature Leaves Control of New York City Schools an Open Question

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:30
State lawmakers adjourned the legislative session late Wednesday night without renewing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s control of the city’s school system.

U.S. to Issue More Visas for Summer Workers

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:06
The Department of Homeland Security said it would make more visas available for seasonal summer workers, responding to complaints from businesses and members of Congress about a significant shortfall.

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