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Chinese Hacked U.S. Military Contractors

2 min 57 sec ago
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.

Fed Plots Cautious Course on Rate Hikes

33 min 44 sec ago
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.

Obama Plans to Tightly Control Strikes on Syria

57 min 58 sec ago
President Obama insisted he won't authorize a U.S. ground war in the fight against Islamic State.

Lawmakers Plan to Introduce Bill Regulating 'Political Intelligence'

1 hour 37 min ago
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.

Research Shows Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Raise Blood Sugar

2 hours 11 min ago
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.

Holder to Propose Bigger Whistleblower Rewards

2 hours 15 min ago
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.

End-of-Life Care in U.S. Is Lacking, Report Says

2 hours 55 min ago
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.

Thousands of Firefighters Battle California Wildfires

3 hours 3 min ago
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.

House Approves Arming Syrian Rebels to Fight Islamic State

4 hours 9 min ago
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.

Live: Fed Decision, Yellen News Conference

7 hours 19 min ago
Amid Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's press conference, our live blog analyzes how close the central bank is to exiting its easy-money policy.

U.S. Security Leaders Detail Terrorist Threats for House Panel

7 hours 35 min ago
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.

U.S. Inflation Gauge Falls

8 hours 44 min ago
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.

Ginseng Demand Boosts Prices, Tempts Poachers

9 hours 57 min ago
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.

Pentagon Sees Possible Role For Troops in Militant Fight

12 hours 42 min ago
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.

Health Law's Election Impact Dims

13 hours 18 min ago
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.

Ebola Is New Challenge for U.S. Military

14 hours 25 min ago
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.

U.S. Program Sends Schools Surplus Arms

16 hours 56 min ago
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.

U.S. Incomes End 6-Year Decline, Just Barely

17 hours 41 min ago
Americans' incomes ticked up in 2013 for the first time since the recession, and the poverty rate fell for the first time since 2006.

Mayors Push for Immigrants to Become Citizens

September 16, 2014 - 7:50pm
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.

Christie Takes on Skeptics in South Carolina

September 16, 2014 - 6:39pm
New Jersey voters widely approved when Republican Gov. Chris Christie physically embraced President Obama after superstorm Sandy. In South Carolina, some felt differently.