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U.S., Israel Spar Over Iran, Peace With Palestinians

3 hours 51 min ago
The U.S. and Israel clashed over negotiations with Iran and claims to Jerusalem as President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met.

Poll: Business Grads Show Least Interest in Work

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:01
Business is the most popular course of undergraduate study at U.S. colleges and universities. It is also the one most likely to produce people bored with their jobs, according to a survey of 30,000 graduates.

Apartment Rents Are Rising Steadily and Quickly

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:33
The pace of rent growth for U.S. apartments is accelerating despite an uptick in construction of new dwellings, as the economy steadily improves and vacancies remain stubbornly low. Delays Web Host Switch

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:03
The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the insurance website to a new host, delaying a move that was supposed to fix reliability problems with the site before this year's enrollment season.

Marines Deploy New Quick-Reaction Force in Kuwait

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:30
Conceived after the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the 2,300-strong force is designed for crisis response anywhere in the Middle East—including Iraq if needed.

Factory Expansion Takes a Breather

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:33
The U.S. factory sector's expansion slowed a bit in September from its breakneck pace in August, with manufacturers focused on boosting output with only modest hiring.

U.S. Ebola Patient Identified as Liberian National

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:09
The patient with Ebola in Dallas was identified Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian by nationality, according to an acquaintance of the sick man and a Liberian government official.

Secret Service Director Pierson Resigns

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:50
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned after coming under intense pressure following an embarrassing breach of security at the White House two weeks ago.

Senate Hopeful's Primary Opponent: the Fed

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:18
Republican Senate hopeful Jeff Bell of New Jersey is challenging Cory Booker, but his real target is the Federal Reserve and its easy-money policies.

Enterovirus Linked to Four Deaths

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:58
The CDC said for the first time that a respiratory virus hospitalizing children around the U.S. has been detected in four people who died, although it remains unclear what role the virus played.

Brooklyn Congressional Debate Turns into Ruckus

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:08
A debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and his challenger, Domenic Recchia started off friendly, but then the fur flew.

What It's Really Like in the Secret Service

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:32
Essay: A former Secret Service agent shares his experience on the Presidential Protective Division.

Islamic State Fighting Strains Pentagon Budget

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:43
President Barack Obama's expansion of airstrikes in the Middle East is creating new strains on Pentagon planners who thought the days of costly military operations in that region were over—at least for now.

Modi Moves Closer to U.S. as Differences Persist

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:34
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the U.S. and India are "natural global partners," but talks with President Barack Obama didn't yield major breakthroughs on several disagreements.

Secret Service Draws Fire Over Lapses

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:50
The Secret Service came under withering criticism over the recent White House security breach and amid new revelations that an armed felon rode an elevator with President Barack Obama days earlier.

U.S. Takes Asteroid Threat Seriously

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:51
Some nuclear-warhead parts, scheduled for disassembly in 2015, have gotten at least a temporary new lease on life. The reason: possible use in defending the Earth against killer asteroids.

Doctors Net Billions From Drug Firms

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:52
Drug and medical-device companies paid at least $3.5 billion to U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals during the final five months of last year.

Long-Term Secrecy Surrounds Electronic Monitoring

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:44
A federal judge's recent unsealing of a secret government request for electronic monitoring shines a light on how such applications are kept hidden from the public.

Judge Rules Against Some Affordable Care Subsidies

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:24
A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled that subsidies under the Affordable Care Act can't go to consumers who obtained health coverage through a federal exchange.

Obama Rode in Elevator With Armed, Convicted Felon

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:14
President Barack Obama rode on an elevator with an armed, convicted felon during a Sept. 16 trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, a congressman said Tuesday.


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