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U.S. to Name New Auto-Safety Chief

October 24, 2014 - 10:48am
The Obama administration is close to naming a permanent top auto-safety regulator amid criticism of the agency’s handling of large air-bag recall, which an administration official on Friday called “suboptimal.”

Chris Christie Builds Relationships in Battleground of Iowa

October 24, 2014 - 10:11am
Mr. Christie will give the keynote speech at a big Iowa fundraising event, a sign of the weight he has given to building relationships in the battleground state, especially with Gov. Terry Branstad.

Democrats Attack Over Outsourcing in Key Senate Races

October 24, 2014 - 9:42am
Democrats in crucial Senate races are turning to a tactic that has worked in the past: trying to cast Republicans as too willing to send jobs overseas.

World Bank Chief: Global Ebola Spread Without More Health Workers

October 24, 2014 - 9:39am
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Friday that a lack of health-care workers volunteering to fight Ebola in the hardest-hit West African nations could accelerate the global spread of the virus.

GOP Bid for Black Vote Faces Hurdles

October 24, 2014 - 7:51am
As the Republican Party seeks to enlist black voters, the party faces a dearth of elected African-American officials who can stand as signs that blacks have a home in the GOP.

In Miami, It's the Final Toast for an Iconic Bar

October 24, 2014 - 7:46am
Tobacco Road—the oldest bar in this city and a onetime speakeasy and gambling den—survived Prohibition, the Depression, hurricanes and police raids. It closes Saturday night, to the chagrin of a diverse crowd.

White House Seeks Support for Iran Deal

October 24, 2014 - 7:18am
The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline.

San Francisco Puts a Price on Eviction

October 24, 2014 - 6:54am
Landlords and tenants in San Francisco are battling in court over an ordinance that would sharply boost the size of payments to those evicted from rent-controlled apartments.

Qatar, Kuwait Called Lax Over Terror Financing

October 24, 2014 - 6:43am
The U.S. said Qatar and Kuwait aren’t doing enough to block the financing activities of the extremist group Islamic State, exposing a sore point in a coalition formed to fight the militants.

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

October 24, 2014 - 5:53am
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.

U.S. Bid to Prosecute Syrian Officials Slows

October 23, 2014 - 6:29pm
A U.S. review of thousands of postmortem photographs allegedly showing systematic torture in Syrian prisons has tentatively identified only a handful of victims, none of them Americans, frustrating hopes of prosecuting regime officials in federal court, U.S. officials say.

Man Who Struck NYPD Officers with Ax Shot to Death

October 23, 2014 - 6:23pm
The suspect in the Queens attack was pronounced dead while the officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital.

S.C. House Speaker Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Violations

October 23, 2014 - 5:27pm
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigned his office and pleaded guilty to a slate of campaign-finance violations, a stunning fall for a man who had been one of the state’s most powerful leaders for more than a decade.

Lawmakers Seek Greater Bio-Research Funding

October 23, 2014 - 4:56pm
A bipartisan pair of senators is putting together a proposal to significantly increase federal funding for biomedical research, an issue that has taken on greater urgency in light of the Ebola outbreak.

Buffett Puts Wind in Berkshire's Sails

October 23, 2014 - 4:27pm
Famed billionaire Warren Buffett has doubled down on renewables—and wind power in particular—in his energy strategy.

Fallout Grows From Faulty Air Bags

October 23, 2014 - 4:19pm
The spotlight on defective air bags intensified, with one of Germany’s largest auto makers issuing a recall and Honda imposing pay cuts on executives.

Fed's 'Stress Test' to Look at Corporate Debt Exposure

October 23, 2014 - 4:00pm
The Federal Reserve will examine how exposed the largest U.S. banks are to “risky corporate borrowers” as part of the 2015 edition of its stress tests.

Canada Gunman Sought to Travel To Syria, Police Say

October 23, 2014 - 1:57pm
Canadian police said Michael Zehaf-Bibeau came to Ottawa to straighten out a passport issue with the intention of traveling to Syria.

How Medicare 'Self-Referral' Thrives on Loophole

October 23, 2014 - 11:30am
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’

Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

October 23, 2014 - 11:20am
A new study of top e-commerce sites found the practice of personalizing prices for the same goods, or pushing some people toward higher-priced offers, is more widespread than previously understood.