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Poland Welcomes U.S. Troops

April 23, 2014 - 1:54pm
Poland welcomed a company of some 150 U.S. infantry troops on its territory and said more forces could be deployed quickly if needed as it believed neighboring Russia was moving fast to carve up Ukraine.

Tavern on the Green Gets a New Bill of Fare

April 23, 2014 - 12:55pm
New York's famed Tavern on the Green, long known more for its Central Park setting than the quality of its food, is reopening in a more intimate space that could hold more appeal for local residents.

Holder Sides With Sotomayor on Michigan Decision

April 23, 2014 - 12:29pm
Attorney General Eric Holder sided Wednesday with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's strong dissent to the decision to allow Michigan to end affirmative action at its public universities.

General Accused of Mishandling Assault Cases to Exit

April 23, 2014 - 11:13am
An Army general has been forced to retire after an inquiry found that he failed to properly investigate repeated allegations of sexual assault, officials said.

Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

April 23, 2014 - 11:08am
The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's decision to end affirmative action at its public universities in a 6-2 ruling, but the justices were divided in their reasoning, suggesting continued uncertainty over the issue of racial preferences.

Union Blasts Staples-Run Postal Outlets

April 23, 2014 - 9:02am
A postal-workers union is ramping up a campaign to try to slow the Postal Service's partnership with Staples.

New York City Police Death at Fire Spurs Policy Change

April 23, 2014 - 8:57am
The death of a New York City policeman who responded to a fire ahead of firefighters has prompted departments around the U.S. to review guidelines for officers who find themselves in similar situations.

U.S. to Move Troops Amid Ukraine Tensions

April 23, 2014 - 7:28am
The Pentagon said U.S. troops would be sent for exercises in Eastern Europe to reassure allies on Russia's border, after Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of killing two people and shooting at a military plane.

Fed Looks Likely to Stick to Path

April 23, 2014 - 7:25am
Fed officials are on track to reduce their monthly bond buying to $45 billion at their policy meeting next week and stick with a communications approach that leaves investors with a little uncertainty about when it will start raising interest rates.

Small Fish, Big Southwest Water Fight

April 23, 2014 - 7:00am
As water managers parcel out the scarce commodity to cities and farmers in a prolonged drought, environmentalists threaten to sue them for not leaving enough for a fish called the Rio Grande silvery minnow.

Vote Rejecting UAW at Plant Is Certified

April 22, 2014 - 8:15pm
The NLRB certified a February election in which the UAW was rejected by workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, bringing to an end a two-month battle over the result.

Abe's Military Plan May Rattle Region

April 22, 2014 - 7:43pm
Japan's prime minister is pushing to remove six-decade-old constraints on his country's military, a goal that the Obama administration said it supports.

IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses

April 22, 2014 - 6:10pm
More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service employees who recently had been disciplined received performance bonuses totaling more than $2.8 million between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, a government audit found.

Big Business Boosts a Democratic Senator

April 22, 2014 - 5:32pm
America's biggest businesses are trying to help Republicans win control of the Senate this year. But in a crucial race in Louisiana, they are doing all they can to help Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

April 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
Supreme Court justices expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo, but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.

Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

April 22, 2014 - 4:02pm
A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" about what constitutes a crime.

Ford's Mulally Speeds Up Departure

April 22, 2014 - 1:52pm
Ford CEO Alan Mulally will leave the auto maker earlier than expected after a more than seven-year run that has seen the company build on its recent successes in North America and China.

After Mudslide, Worries Remain

April 22, 2014 - 11:40am
A month after one of the most lethal landslides in U.S. history, shock and grief are giving way to frazzled nerves. With President Obama set to visit, residents of Oso, Wash., are demanding to know if their well water is safe and whether they will get timely warnings of future slides.

Plans That Forgive Student Debt Skyrocket, Raising Fears Over Costs

April 22, 2014 - 10:02am
Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular federal programs that forgive some student debt, amid rising concerns over the plans' costs and the possibility they could encourage colleges to push tuition even higher.

CFPB Chides Lenders for Accelerated Student Loan Repayments

April 22, 2014 - 9:29am
The federal government is criticizing student lenders that demand borrowers pay back their entire student loan when a cosigner dies or files for bankruptcy—even if the borrower has never missed a payment.