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Hackers linked to China's government broke into computer networks of private transportation companies working for the U.S. military 20 times in one year, Senate investigators say.
The Federal Reserve took two steps toward winding down the historic easy-money policies that have defined its response to the financial crisis but stopped short of the move markets are awaiting most: signaling when interest rates will start to rise.
President Obama insisted he won't authorize a U.S. ground war in the fight against Islamic State.
Lawmakers plan to introduce legislation in the House on Thursday that would for the first time shed light on the political-intelligence industry. The new regulations are modeled after the disclosure rules for lobbyists.
The artificial sweeteners in diet soda, yogurt and other foods consumed by millions can raise the blood sugar level instead of reducing it, according to experiments done in mice and people.
The Obama administration is pushing for a new law to increase potential cash payouts to whistleblowers who provide evidence of crimes on Wall Street, according to excerpts of a speech Attorney General Eric Holder will give Wednesday.
The U.S. needs to revamp its approach to end-of-life care and conversations about dying to save costs and improve patient care, according to a report by an influential health committee.
More than 6,500 firefighters battled 11 major wildfires scorching California as Arizona residents braced for a second wave of possible flooding from traces of Tropical Storm Odile.
The House voted in favor of arming Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State militants, the first broad test of sentiment about President Obama's plans to expand military engagement in the Mideast.
Amid Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's press conference, our live blog analyzes how close the central bank is to exiting its easy-money policy.
FBI Director James Comey said he is worried about "a terrorist diaspora" out of Iraq and Syria as fighters leave extremist groups there and return to their homes.
Consumer prices fell in August, the first monthly decline for the inflation measure since April 2013, a reading that could lend support to some Federal Reserve policy makers who are seeking to move slowly in lifting ultra-low interest rates.
Strong demand for wild ginseng growing on shady hillsides in Appalachia and the Midwest has boosted prices for the herb and encouraged people to dig it up and sell it illegally.
America's top military officer raised the prospect that limited U.S. ground forces would be needed to battle Islamic State militants if fighting in Iraq grows more difficult.
Though Republicans continue to hammer away at the Affordable Care Act, the health-insurance law is losing some of its punch in the 2014 campaign. Polls show that voters don't see the law as a top concern.
President Barack Obama's plan to contain the Ebola outbreak in Africa presents the U.S. military with a logistical challenge with few precedents, one that it will be under pressure to execute quickly.
A program that drew criticism for supplying military equipment to local police also provided assault-style rifles, grenade launchers and armored vehicles to public schools.
Americans' incomes ticked up in 2013 for the first time since the recession, and the poverty rate fell for the first time since 2006.
The mayors of the nation's three largest cities—New York, Los Angeles and Chicago—plan to launch a new effort, 'Cities for Citizenship,' to increase citizenship among legal permanent residents.
New Jersey voters widely approved when Republican Gov. Chris Christie physically embraced President Obama after superstorm Sandy. In South Carolina, some felt differently.