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President Barack Obama signaled the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against Islamic State extremists in Iraq or Syria.
The former Massachusetts governor, who was widely criticized by Republicans for losing a presidential race in 2012 that many thought to be winnable, is suddenly one of his party's most sought-after campaigners.
Construction lending posted the largest gain of its yearlong recovery in the second quarter, signaling that the real-estate industry's rebound is gaining steam, albeit slowly.
The U.S. economy's second-quarter rebound was more robust than previously thought, putting the recovery back on track as it ended its fifth year.
A state judge ruled Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last year restored $3.5 billion in spending cuts.
Catherine Bellis, age 15, who shocked the No. 12 seed in the first round of the U.S. Open earlier this week, was defeated in the second round by Zarina Diyas, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 in a match that lasted nearly two hours.
The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.
William Bratton 'categorically' rebuts an allegation from the head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association that the 2016 Democratic National Convention should not be in Brooklyn because the city won't be safe.
Many states faced with a pain-pill and heroin epidemic are pushing to make naloxone, which can reverse overdoses, more widely available to drug users, their peers and loved ones.
With groundwater levels falling across the Golden State—causing dried-up wells, sinking roadbeds and crumbling infrastructure—the state legislature is considering regulating underground water for the first time.
The Obama administration has reached a deal with Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama has tapped Sarah Saldaña, a federal prosecutor in Texas, to run the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
The leaders of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks reflected widely divergent financial situations last year, according to annual disclosure forms released Thursday.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. is developing a strategy and military options to counter Sunni extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
U.S. lawmakers are stepping up calls for the Obama administration to outline its strategy for combating the growing threat posed by Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria.
The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.
Declining attendance by students at college football games reflects soaring ticket prices, more lopsided matches and the proliferation of televised games.
The FBI is probing a possible computer hacking attack on J.P. Morgan & Co., in what people familiar with the probe described as a significant breach of corporate computer security.
The 20-ton cornerstone installed at the original site of the building known as the Freedom Tower ended up in the yard of a Long Island stone company.
The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, testified Wednesday in her parents' political-corruption trial that their marriage was "touchy-feely" in public but cold and troubled behind closed doors.