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Kurdish Rise Helps West, Worries Turkey

1 hour 31 min ago
Kurds in Iraq and Syria set aside long-held rivalries and took steps to unify their forces this week to battle Islamic State, gaining greater international legitimacy but magnifying fears in Turkey that a powerful enemy is on the rise.

Terror Hits Canadian Capital

1 hour 32 min ago
Canada’s Parliament building and other government offices in Ottawa were locked down after an armed attack in Ottawa left one soldier dead at the country’s main war memorial. A shooter was also killed and police were looking for other possible suspects.

South Dakota Senate Race Gets Spirited

1 hour 50 min ago
A South Dakota Senate race that was seen as an easy pickup for Republicans has become surprisingly competitive, spurring both major parties to place last-minute advertising buys.

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in Iraq Shooting Deaths

1 hour 54 min ago
Four former Blackwater USA security guards accused of the shooting deaths of 14 Iraqis in 2007 were found guilty—one of murder, and three others of voluntary manslaughter.

Air Bag Recalls Trigger New Scrutiny

2 hours 14 min ago
A suddenly expanded recall of air bags is turning into a new safety crisis for the auto industry and intensifying scrutiny of U.S. regulators’ ability to oversee auto makers and their suppliers.

FBI Revamping Whistleblower Rules

2 hours 33 min ago
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is revamping its whistleblower rules to make it easier—and potentially lucrative—for agents and employees to report misconduct within the agency, according to a federal law-enforcement official.

How Medicare 'Self-Referral' Thrives on Loophole

2 hours 41 min ago
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’

Low Inflation, Flatter COLA: Social Security Benefits to Get 1.7% Bump

3 hours 6 min ago
Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their Social Security payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low.

Party Preparations: Senate Maneuvering Begins

6 hours 43 min ago
With Republicans looking increasingly likely to take control of the Senate, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already considering how they will operate in the chamber if the levers of power are reversed.

Leaked Autopsy Details Struggle Before Ferguson Shooting Death

7 hours 21 min ago
Unarmed teenager Michael Brown allegedly charged Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson moments before he was shot dead, according to a police account in a leaked copy of an official autopsy.

Regulators to Give More Deal-Loan Guidance

7 hours 51 min ago
U.S. regulators are preparing to offer more public guidance for banks that provide leveraged loans, after officials and financiers have tussled for months over acceptable practices.

Report: North Carolina Academic Fraud Went on for Years Amid Lax Oversight

8 hours 7 min ago
Academic fraud that went on for years within a University of North Carolina department frequented by athletes was carried out largely by two administrators, but thrived amid lax oversight and silence, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Officials Urge Nationwide Air Bag Recall

9 hours 37 min ago
Law makers and safety advocates are calling for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped air bags that can explode too violently as the number of U.S. vehicles with potentially defective air bags jumped to 7.8 million.

U.S. Inflation Remains Tame

11 hours 23 min ago
Consumer prices rose slightly in September, the latest sign of modest U.S. inflation pressures amid concerns of a global slowdown.

Dallas Nurse's Dog Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

13 hours 3 min ago
The dog of Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., has tested negative for the virus, according to a statement from the city Wednesday.

Global Growth Woes Threaten to Beset U.S. Economy

14 hours 42 min ago
Another bout of weakening global growth is buffeting a U.S. economy that has faced five years of uneven growth, raising a crucial question: Can the U.S. pull the rest of the world through a slow patch or will sluggish global growth hobble the recovery?

GOP Works to Improve Targeting of Voters

15 hours 2 min ago
The Republican National Committee hired a tech guru to develop a unified information hub but will face the midterm election with the goal not yet met.

U.S. Goals Shift in Fight for Kobani

15 hours 55 min ago
Behind the scenes, top U.S. officials concluded the Syrian city of Kobani had become too symbolically important to lose and they raced to save it.

Louisiana's Mary Landrieu Battles Red Tide

16 hours 42 min ago
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, crucial to the Democrats’ aim of keeping control of the Senate, is spending the home stretch before November’s vote campaigning more like an anxious challenger than a seasoned lawmaker in her 18th year in office.

U.S. Public Is Jittery Over Ebola Exposure

17 hours 18 min ago
A wave of fear over Ebola that has prompted schools to close, a university to delay a speech by a West African journalist and flight crew to reportedly panic over a sick passenger could have a damaging impact across the U.S. if it escalates, public-health experts say.