Wall Street Journal U.S. News

Syndicate content WSJ.com US News
WSJ.com US News
Updated: 27 min 23 sec ago

Big Banks Brace for Penalties in Probes

31 min 25 sec ago
Big banks in the U.S. and Europe are stockpiling billions to pay for a potential trans-Atlantic settlement of allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates as talks heat up with regulators on both continents.

U.S. Extends Solid Growth, Sidestepping Global Tumult

42 min 54 sec ago
The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy 3.5% annual pace during the third quarter, a sign of sustained growth fueled by government spending and a narrower trade deficit despite mounting concerns about the health of overseas economies.

Suspect in Pennsylvania Police Ambush Captured

October 30, 2014 - 9:27pm
Eric Frein, a self-described survivalist suspected of fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper last month and eluding capture for nearly seven weeks, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said.

Democrats Lose Their Grip on Voters With Keys to the House

October 30, 2014 - 9:01pm
White, working-class voters give Republicans an edge in contested congressional elections and may help expand the GOP majority on Tuesday.

Nevada Race Could Set Stage for a Reid Challenge in 2016

October 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Senate majority leader isn’t on the Nevada ballot this year, but the lieutenant governor race there could have big implications for 2016. If the Republican wins, GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval would be free to challenge Mr. Reid in 2016 without turning over his office to a Democrat.

Judge Approves California City's Bankruptcy-Exit Plan

October 30, 2014 - 8:58pm
The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Stockton, Calif., ruled the city can exit court protection after slashing payments to bondholders and raising taxes in order to avoid cutting pensions.

Obama Casts Shadow on Iowa Senate Race

October 30, 2014 - 8:19pm
The president hasn’t set foot since 2012 in the state that launched his presidential career, but Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for an open Senate seat there, frequently invokes him as though he were running alongside her opponent, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.

U.S. Sanctions Bite Putin's 'Personal Banker'

October 30, 2014 - 8:17pm
The Western effort to freeze Kremlin-connected assets has cost what the U.S. Treasury describes as Russian President Putin’s favored bank nearly $21 million, according to a new U.S. corporate disclosure.

FCC Plans More Power Over Broadband

October 30, 2014 - 8:04pm
The head of the FCC is laying the groundwork for expanding the agency’s authority over broadband providers, but would still allow them to cut deals with content companies for special access.

Predicting Election Results? There's an App

October 30, 2014 - 6:47pm
Founders of political wagering site Intrade are back with a new forum for electoral prognosticating, minus one big thing: the wagering.

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

October 30, 2014 - 6:46pm
Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor of Boston and a popular figure who oversaw the once-gritty city’s transformation into a cultural and commercial hub, died Thursday. He was 71 years old.

Few Cases Found by Airport Checks

October 30, 2014 - 6:34pm
he federal government has cast a wide net looking for Ebola-infected passengers flying into U.S. airports from West Africa, but the stepped-up testing so far has turned up few suspected cases of the deadly virus.

Parched Cities Share Water in West

October 30, 2014 - 6:15pm
A recent agreement by Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., highlights a growing trend in the drought-plagued Southwest: water agencies sharing resources to stretch limited supplies rather than going it alone.

Fiji Attracts Old Friends as China's Clout Grows

October 30, 2014 - 4:07pm
Western nations are moving to rebuild relations with Fiji, lifting sanctions imposed after a 2006 coup that had allowed China to claim a bigger role in the island nation.

Hagel Concedes Airstrikes Aid Syrian Regime

October 30, 2014 - 3:38pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday conceded that the Syrian regime “derives some benefit” from U.S. and allied airstrikes on Islamic State militants, saying it was one of the region’s complexities.

Economy Stokes Anger at Governors

October 30, 2014 - 1:56pm
Despite rising consumer confidence, Republican and Democratic governors are struggling in Florida, Colorado, Michigan and Connecticut.

World Bank Pledges $100 Million to Fight Ebola

October 30, 2014 - 10:46am
The World Bank pledged more money to alleviate a health-worker shortage in West Africa, while the IMF warned that the three worst-hit countries face deepening financing gaps.

Two Dead Following Small Plane Crash at Kansas Airport

October 30, 2014 - 9:47am
A small plane crashed into a building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas shortly after takeoff on Thursday morning, killing at least two people, authorities said.

Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine in Maine

October 30, 2014 - 9:45am
The nurse who has resisted state-imposed quarantines after she treated Ebola patients in Africa went out for a bike ride in northern Maine on Thursday in a show of defiance as state health officials considered seeking a court order to enforce her isolation.

Fed Closes Chapter on Easy Money

October 30, 2014 - 7:03am
The Federal Reserve said it would end its long-running bond-purchase program, concluding a historic experiment that stirred disagreement among policy makers, economists and investors about its impact.