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Obama: Health Plan Enrollees Reach 8 Million

9 hours 42 min ago
Enrollment for private health insurance through federal and state exchanges has swelled to about 8 million, President Obama says.

Report Praises Fed Role in Terrorism Insurance

9 hours 47 min ago
A report by financial regulators released Thursday said expiration of a federal program providing a backstop for private terrorism insurance would make the policies more expensive and harder to obtain.

Scientists Make First Embryo Clones From Adults

10 hours 13 min ago
Scientists for the first time have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos, and then derived tissue from those embryos that perfectly matched the DNA of the donors.

FDA Advises Halt of Common Uterine Fibroid Procedure

10 hours 16 min ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised doctors to stop using power morcellators in women's abdomens to remove uterine growths called fibroids, citing the risk of spreading cancer.

Salmonella Infections Fall, But Foodborne Illness Rates Unchanged

11 hours 5 min ago
Infection from salmonella bacteria, the most common form of food poisoning in the U.S., declined last year, but the overall rate of foodborne illness is holding stubbornly steady despite new measures intended to curb i

For Obama, a Standoff With Moscow

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:14
The Ukraine crisis and Russia's newly combative stance have scrambled the world map around which Barack Obama shaped his foreign-policy doctrine.

Newark Airport's One-Runway Blues

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:10
With a runway closed for repaving, Newark's airport is expected to be down from three to two runways until May 31. But when visibility worsens, or winds gust, the shorter runway is closed—leaving the airport with just one runway.

Unions Want Federal Funds to Bolster Detroit Pensions

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:24
Union leaders want federal money originally slated for struggling Michigan homeowners to help plug a pension hole in Detroit as officials work to resolve the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy.

Schooling on a 'Debit Card'

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:12
Kathy Visser is educating her son, Jordan, who has cerebral palsy, at their Scottsdale, Ariz., home, paying for a schedule of one-on-one instructional sessions with a specialist, physical-education classes, music lessons, horse-riding therapy and other programs through a state-funded program informally known as the "education debit card."

GOP Fall Strategy: Slam Health Law

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:08
Republican leaders are telling House members that criticism of the federal health-care law is the best path to victory this fall regardless of how the law's implementation evolves meantime.

Emotional Toll Lingers in West, Texas

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:20
Schools, homes and businesses are steadily being pieced back together a year after a blast at a fertilizer depot. But the mental wounds suffered by town's residents are proving much harder to heal.

Judge Weighs Looser Restrictions on Alleged Boston Bomber

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:38
A federal judge indicated Wednesday he may loosen oversight of prison meetings between accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older sisters.

Economy Thawing, Survey Finds

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:30
Economic activity in most of the country rebounded in recent weeks from weather-related slowdowns earlier this year, according to the Fed's survey of regional economic conditions released.

A New Guest at the Passover Table

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:34
Under Jewish law, the faithful are forbidden from eating leavened bread, grains or rice during Passover, but this year, major rabbinic authorities approved quinoa, the health-food superstar from South America.

Democratic Fundraising Tops GOP in Key Races

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:09
Democrats are unlikely to win control of the House in the 2014 elections, but they continue to outperform Republicans in a key area: the money chase.

Health Law Poses a Test in N.H. Senate Race

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:03
New Hampshire's rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been one of the rockiest in the nation, putting Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the front lines of Republican efforts to make the 2014 elections a referendum on the health law.

No New Rules Despite West, Texas, Disaster

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:40
A year after a depot storing ammonium nitrate exploded in West, Texas, killing 15 people, safety rules for the fertilizer remain unchanged around the country.

Obama to Announce Targeted Job-Training Initiatives

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:51
The White House will announce $500 million in grants aimed at increasing coordination between community colleges and industry groups and another $100 million to expand access to apprenticeships to boost job training, officials said.

Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:28
Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.

Ukraine Uses Military Force for First Time

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:17
Ukraine's military fired its first shots in the fight to regain control of the restive east from pro-Russian separatists, as soldiers repelled an armed mob from an air base. The U.S. praised the government's "measured response."

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