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New York Officials Urge Calm Amid Ebola Diagnosis

5 hours 41 min ago
New York Gov. Cuomo said he planned to ride all of the subway lines used by a 33-year-old physician who has been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Guinea.

Iraq Struggles With Militants Near Baghdad

5 hours 50 min ago
The weakness of Iraq’s U.S.-trained military is a growing international worry as Islamic State fighters threaten Baghdad, with attacks as close as 12 miles west of the capital.

Two Dead in Washington State School Shooting

5 hours 59 min ago
A shooting at a high-school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., Friday left two students dead, four more injured and this community north of Seattle in shock. The suspected shooter, who was a student and one of the two fatalities, died of an apparent self-inflicted wound at the scene.

North Korea Closer to Building Nuclear Missile, U.S. Says

6 hours 20 min ago
North Korea probably has the capability to produce a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a rocket, a top U.S. commander said Friday, moving it closer to building a nuclear missile.

Income Gap Colors Testy Governor's Race

6 hours 45 min ago
A yawning income gap in Connecticut has come to the fore in a combative governor’s race, with Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley seeking to tap voters’ unease to tip the balance.

Washington Power Brokers Battle for the Rooftops

7 hours 58 min ago
Ahead of midterm elections, competition in the capital for party venues with a view is fierce.

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Is 'Virus Free'

8 hours 34 min ago
Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who fell ill with Ebola after treating a Liberian patient who died in the U.S., is free from the virus and will be discharged from a Maryland facility.

Ruemmler Withdraws Herself From Attorney General Consideration

9 hours 16 min ago
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, a White House official said.

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

17 hours 32 min ago
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.

House Panel to Convene Ebola Hearing

17 hours 43 min ago
Lawmakers are expected to focus on protections for U.S. troops and aid workers deployed to West Africa to help treat Ebola as a House panel convenes Friday morning for a hearing on the U.S. response to the disease, the day after a physician in New York tested positive for the virus.

U.S. Bid to Prosecute Syrian Officials Slows

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:29
A U.S. review of thousands of postmortem photographs allegedly showing systematic torture in Syrian prisons has tentatively identified only a handful of victims, none of them Americans, frustrating hopes of prosecuting regime officials in federal court, U.S. officials say.

Fallout Grows From Faulty Air Bags

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:41
The spotlight on defective air bags intensified, with one of Germany’s largest auto makers issuing a recall and Honda imposing pay cuts on executives.

GOP Gains in Key Senate Races as Gender Gap Narrows

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:38
In a warning flag for Democrats, recent polls suggest the party is failing to draw enough support from women in three key Senate races—in Iowa, Arkansas and Colorado—to offset the strong backing that men are giving to Republicans.

Qatar, Kuwait Called Lax Over Terror Financing

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:30
The U.S. said Qatar and Kuwait aren’t doing enough to block the financing activities of the extremist group Islamic State, exposing a sore point in a coalition formed to fight the militants.

Democrats Attack Over Outsourcing in Key Senate Races

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:26
Democrats in crucial Senate races are turning to a tactic that has worked in the past: trying to cast Republicans as too willing to send jobs overseas.

White House Seeks Support for Iran Deal

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:01
The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline.

Lawmakers Seek Greater Bio-Research Funding

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:56
A bipartisan pair of senators is putting together a proposal to significantly increase federal funding for biomedical research, an issue that has taken on greater urgency in light of the Ebola outbreak.

Buffett Puts Wind in Berkshire's Sails

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:27
Famed billionaire Warren Buffett has doubled down on renewables—and wind power in particular—in his energy strategy.

GOP Bid for Black Vote Faces Hurdles

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:24
As the Republican Party seeks to enlist black voters, the party faces a dearth of elected African-American officials who can stand as signs that blacks have a home in the GOP.

Fed's 'Stress Test' to Look at Corporate Debt Exposure

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:00
The Federal Reserve will examine how exposed the largest U.S. banks are to “risky corporate borrowers” as part of the 2015 edition of its stress tests.


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