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Holder Vows Thorough Probe of Shooting

18 hours 25 min ago
Attorney General Eric Holder sought to assure residents of Ferguson, Mo., that the U.S. Justice Department was thoroughly probing the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.

Bank of America Reaches $17 Billion Settlement

20 hours 22 min ago
Bank of America is expected to pay nearly $17 billion to settle U.S. Department of Justice accusations it packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis.

Fed Debates Early Rate Increases

21 hours 38 min ago
Federal Reserve officials debated at their July policy meeting whether they might need to raise interest rates sooner than expected in light of a strengthening recovery, but they were restrained by lingering doubts about whether the economy's gains would persist.

Ad Barrage in Alaska Senate Race Set to Escalate

August 20, 2014 - 8:15pm
The pace of political ads that have flooded Alaska's airwaves is set to intensify after a candidate backed by Republican leaders, Dan Sullivan, won the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Begich.

Texas Gov. Perry Pleads Not Guilty

August 20, 2014 - 8:12pm
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.

Delaware Eases Access to Digital Data of Dead

August 20, 2014 - 7:43pm
As policy makers wrestle with how to handle the digital remains people leave behind on sites like Google and Facebook after they die, a new state law expanding access to the deceased's accounts could set a national trend.

McDonnell Says Wife Showed Strains Right After Election

August 20, 2014 - 7:29pm
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that his wife Maureen was showing the strain of becoming first lady within hours of his election. He took the stand in his own defense in their trial on political corruption charges.

Tax Break Ends Up on Cutting-Room Floor

August 20, 2014 - 5:18pm
North Carolina is eliminating one of the nation's most extensive programs aimed at luring Hollywood film companies.

In Violence, Slain Journalist Found Humanity

August 20, 2014 - 4:34pm
James Foley, whose beheading at the hands of Islamic State militants was confirmed by President Obama, believed he had a calling to tell the stories of people he saw as voiceless and powerless.

St. Louis Prosecutors Present Evidence to Grand Jury

August 20, 2014 - 2:41pm
St. Louis County prosecutors began a weekslong process of presenting evidence to a grand jury in the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has sparked more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Perry Charges Put Spotlight on Prosecutor

August 20, 2014 - 12:56pm
Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor behind the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry, finds himself at the center of one of the most highly partisan court battles in recent Texas history.

Ferguson Reaches Turning Point, Police and Protesters Say

August 20, 2014 - 12:21pm
There are new signs the violent protests that rocked this St. Louis suburb for more than a week may be abating, law-enforcement and protest leaders say.

U.S. Airstrike Success Spurs Push for More Iraq Attacks

August 20, 2014 - 9:45am
The U.S.'s recent success in weakening Islamic State extremists is creating momentum for a broader campaign that could take American air power to the militant group's heartland northwest of Baghdad.

Biden Visits Connecticut

August 20, 2014 - 8:42am
Vice President Joe Biden is coming to East Hartford, Conn., Wednesday to speak at a workforce development roundtable with Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Firms, Schools Hit by Ferguson Turmoil

August 20, 2014 - 8:34am
Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have canceled classes, business owners are dealing with broken windows and falling revenue, and police forces are strained after repeated nights of violent protests.

Ferguson Calm Amid Strong Police Presence

August 20, 2014 - 7:07am
Tuesday brought calm after a violent evening, repeating a pattern that has established itself in Ferguson, Mo., over the past week.

Four Indicted in Bad Beef Case

August 20, 2014 - 6:56am
Two former owners and two employees at a Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall have been charged with devising and carrying out a scheme to process meat from diseased cattle and evade government inspections, federal-court documents say.

U.S. Construction Shifts to Second Tier

August 19, 2014 - 10:30pm
Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.

Common Core Has Less Support in Poll

August 19, 2014 - 9:01pm
Public support for the Common Core educational standards is waning, according to an annual poll about public schools by Gallup and PDK International, a group for education professionals.

Alaskans Head to Polls to Pick GOP Nominee for Senate Race

August 19, 2014 - 8:28pm
Alaskans go to the polls to decide the last competitive Republican Senate primary of 2014 and the last chance for insurgent candidates to claim a GOP nomination.