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FDA Warns on Popular Hysterectomy Procedure

April 17, 2014 - 8:47pm
Federal regulators advised doctors Thursday to stop using a surgical device used in tens of thousands of hysterectomies each year called a power morcellator, citing its potential to spread cancer.

At Tribeca Festival, Nas Looks Back

April 17, 2014 - 8:35pm
The opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival featured the premiere of the Nas documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' and a performance by Nas functioned as a live retrospective of his early career.

Economist Honored for Work on Media Slant

April 17, 2014 - 7:56pm
An economist known for pioneering work on slanted coverage in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.

House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

April 17, 2014 - 7:53pm
Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.

Obama: Health-Plan Sign-Ups at 8 Million

April 17, 2014 - 7:23pm
Enrollment for private health insurance through federal and state exchanges has swelled to about eight million, says President Obama, who also criticized the GOP for refusing to admit the health law is working.

Hotelier Chatwal Pleads Guilty to Campaign Fraud

April 17, 2014 - 7:21pm
HotelierSant Singh Chatwal pleaded guilty to illegally donating thousands of dollars to the political campaigns of U.S. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd, a law enforcement official said.

Towns Taxed by More Homes, Fewer Stores

April 17, 2014 - 6:37pm
As builders pivot from commercial to residential development, municipalities in many Western states face a problem: a drop in sales-tax receipts—which they rely on to keep property taxes low—and higher costs.

Earth-Size Planet Where Water May Exist Found

April 17, 2014 - 6:32pm
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a world nearly the size of Earth orbiting a far star where water might exist as a life-giving liquid, the scientists announced.

Christie Administration Dismantles Office Linked to Favoritism

April 17, 2014 - 6:31pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration is dismantling an office that was found to have favored some local officials over others, one of several overhauls in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

Snowden Appears on Putin Call-In Show

April 17, 2014 - 6:25pm
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made a public appearance in Russia via a video link on a call-in show with President Putin, who answered his question about government surveillance.

Scientists Make First Embryo Clones From Adults

April 17, 2014 - 6:22pm
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.

Salmonella Infections Fall, But Foodborne Illness Rates Unchanged

April 17, 2014 - 5:13pm
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.

Grid-Attack Response Ignites Critics

April 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
Regulations drafted to prevent a repeat of last year's attack on California substation are too loose to stop saboteurs, critics say.

Incident Prompts Reservoir Flush in Oregon

April 17, 2014 - 4:14pm
A reservoir in Portland, Ore., that is part of a system providing treated water for 900,000 people will be drained because a man is accused of urinating into it, despite tests showing the water is still safe to drink.

Report Praises Fed Role in Terrorism Insurance

April 17, 2014 - 1:05pm
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.

Newark Airport's One-Runway Blues

April 17, 2014 - 10:57am
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.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Slightly

April 17, 2014 - 7:33am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but remained near a seven-year low, indicating an improving labor market.

House Race for Cash Tightens

April 17, 2014 - 7:16am
Democrats are leading the money chase in the most-contested 2014 House elections, but Republicans are showing signs of closing the gap.

GOP Fall Strategy: Slam Health Law

April 17, 2014 - 7:09am
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.

For Obama, a Standoff With Moscow

April 17, 2014 - 6:56am
The Ukraine crisis and Russia's newly combative stance have scrambled the world map around which President Obama has shaped his foreign-policy doctrine.