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Spider-Man Faces Trouble After Alleged Assault on Officer

July 27, 2014 - 9:31pm
A street performer who dresses as Spider-Man was arraigned Sunday on charges that he assaulted a police officer as he was arrested for alleged aggressive panhandling in Times Square.

California Marinas Docked by Drought

July 27, 2014 - 8:41pm
California's relentless drought is beginning to dry up revenue in its popular lake and river tourism industry.

U.S. Says Images Show Direct Russian Role in Ukraine

July 27, 2014 - 8:32pm
The Obama administration released photographic evidence it says shows Russian forces fired rockets across the border into eastern Ukraine.

Border Surge Complicates GOP Pitch to Hispanics

July 27, 2014 - 8:03pm
Republicans have been hunting for ways to reach out to Hispanic voters, but that effort may be complicated as a surge of children crossing the border has prompted the party to take a tough line on border security and illegal immigration.

Senate Prospects Brighten for GOP

July 27, 2014 - 7:26pm
With 100 days to go until the midterm election, strong bids by several Republican candidates and President Obama's sagging approval ratings are boosting GOP chances of capturing a Senate majority.

Secrecy Over Executions Faces Challenges

July 27, 2014 - 7:03pm
Details on lethal injections have gone behind the curtain, a trend that states call necessary but death-penalty opponents contend allows execution methods that may violate the U.S. Constitution.

Educators Fined, Not Fired

July 27, 2014 - 6:38pm
New York City officials filed disciplinary charges against 826 educators for misconduct or incompetence over the past two years—and in at least 171 cases, teachers had to pay fines to keep their jobs.

Cease-Fire in Gaza Breaks Down

July 27, 2014 - 4:58pm
A humanitarian truce that had given Gaza Strip residents a respite from nearly three weeks of fighting collapsed Sunday.

Trees Get the Ax in War Against Asian Beetle

July 27, 2014 - 4:49pm
In a quiet neighborhood lined with small homes in Worcester, Mass., residents are grumbling about plans by authorities to cut down about 500 city trees starting Monday in an ongoing war against an exotic pest, the Asian longhorned beetle.

Risk of Bird Strikes Embroil New Stadium

July 27, 2014 - 4:45pm
Bird conservationists in Minnesota are objecting to the building plans for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, which they say will lead to unnecessary bird deaths due to the type of glass planned for its outer walls.

Tanker With Kurdish Oil May Offload in Texas

July 27, 2014 - 10:39am
A tanker carrying a $100-million cargo of oil shipped from Iraqi Kurdistan is planning to discharge in Texas, bringing a dispute that is central to the future of Iraq as a united country to U.S. soil.

Obama Floats Limited Refugee Program

July 27, 2014 - 6:17am
President Obama said the U.S. could establish a limited refugee program in Central America, allowing people to apply for entry to the country without first making the journey to the U.S.

U.S. Evacuates Libya Staff Amid Clashes

July 27, 2014 - 5:42am
The U.S. said it evacuated its personnel from Tripoli as fighting between warring militias in Libya reached the capital.

Are Morcellators Worth the Risk?

July 26, 2014 - 8:42pm
The Numbers: A new study out this past week indicates the risk of uterine cancer has been severely underestimated for some women, but the research doesn't explore whether the error affected their prognoses.

Afghan Audit Stalls

July 26, 2014 - 1:03pm
The audit of votes cast in the presidential election was stopped for a third time since it began 10 days ago, after supporters of Abdullah Abdullah claimed one of the audit criteria wasn't followed.

10,000 Bodies: Inside Assad's Crackdown

July 26, 2014 - 5:56am
Photos of corpses smuggled out of Syria offer what U.S. investigators say is evidence of an industrial-scale campaign against political opponents by the government.

Federal Reserve's Rate Debate Looks Set to Heat Up

July 26, 2014 - 2:08am
Federal Reserve officials will likely move closer to ending their purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds at a policy meeting next week and discuss when and how to raise interest rates.

Former Virginia Governor, Wife Set for Corruption Trial

July 25, 2014 - 8:34pm
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, who are accused of accepting gifts in exchange for promoting a backer's company.

Kerry to Push Mideast Cease-Fire Effort This Weekend

July 25, 2014 - 7:39pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to secure a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas after nearly a week of shuttle diplomacy, but pledged to continue his efforts over the weekend.

Ski Community Fights for Control

July 25, 2014 - 6:19pm
Residents living near the famed Squaw Valley ski resort aim to incorporate their small community in a bid to gain more control over a proposed development they say could hurt the town, a battle increasingly playing out in mountain resorts around the U.S.