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Jindal Aspires to Be 'Ideas Guy' in GOP 2016 Field

September 16, 2014 - 1:03pm
Unveiling an energy plan, Gov. Bobby Jindal is moving early to stake a claim as a leading policy thinker in the field of potential GOP presidential candidates.

U.S. Military to Send 3,000 to Battle Ebola

September 16, 2014 - 10:13am
The U.S. military will deploy about 3,000 personnel to West Africa to coordinate global aid, build treatment centers and train health-care workers to fight a worsening Ebola outbreak, a senior administration official said.

Gamblers Sign Own Arrest Warrants

September 16, 2014 - 10:03am
Thousands of people have legally barred themselves from casinos and then wound up facing criminal charges when they returned to gamble again.

Regulator Plans to Review Auto Lenders

September 16, 2014 - 10:02am
The U.S. consumer-finance regulator is preparing to launch in-depth reviews of about 40 large auto lenders to determine whether the firms are following federal consumer-protection laws.

U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged in August

September 16, 2014 - 7:24am
A gauge of U.S. inflation was unchanged in August, a sign that price pressures remain tame amid subdued economic growth.

Tens of Thousands Likely to Lose Health Insurance

September 16, 2014 - 7:22am
Tens of thousands of people are likely to lose their health insurance at the end of this month because they missed a deadline to confirm they are legally residing in the U.S., the Obama administration said.

Sectarian Divide Plagues Coalition

September 16, 2014 - 5:11am
U.S. efforts to build a broad coalition to combat Islamic State ran into the sectarian chasm that has divided the Middle East, with Arab allies disagreeing over whether Iraq's neighbors should have a military role.

Three Worries in Islamic State Fight

September 16, 2014 - 5:00am
President Obama's decision to go on the offensive against Islamic State fighters has risks: The terror group could use it as a recruiting tool, other groups could act and U.S. resolve could cool, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Tally of Uninsured Fell by 3.8 Million in Early 2014

September 15, 2014 - 9:13pm
The number of uninsured in America dropped by 3.8 million in early 2014, new federal figures show, in the first government analysis of how the Affordable Care Act has changed coverage rates.

Decades After Nuclear Test, U.S. Studies Cancer Fallout

September 15, 2014 - 8:01pm
Nearly 70 years after the U.S. tested an atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert, federal researchers are set to study whether some residents developed cancer due to the blast.

Some Republicans Back State Minimum-Wage Boosts

September 15, 2014 - 7:17pm
Republican candidates in states where voters will decide on boosting the minimum wage say they favor those pay-increase measures even as they oppose raising the federal wage floor.

Study Links Increased Drilling, Quakes

September 15, 2014 - 7:01pm
A new study adds more detail to a growing body of work seeking to establish and explain the connection between oil and gas extraction with seismic events, known as induced quakes.

University of California Plans Campus Venture Fund

September 15, 2014 - 6:21pm
The University of California may fund a $250 million investment pool to back startup companies springing from research conducted by faculty and students.

Study Rethinks Danger of Large Quakes From Deep-Sea Faults

September 15, 2014 - 6:17pm
Most deep-sea faults in the Pacific Ocean may be capable of generating earthquakes greater than magnitude 9.0, according to new research.

Black Lung Disease Makes Comeback, Study Shows

September 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
The prevalence of severe black lung disease among coal miners in Central Appalachia has hit levels not seen since coal dust was first regulated in mines roughly 40 years ago, according to federal researchers.

Death Count Raised to 19 in GM Ignition-Switch Defect

September 15, 2014 - 4:22pm
General Motors faulty ignition-switch death toll now stands at 19, above the auto maker's earlier estimate, and may go higher, its hired compensation expert, Kenneth Feinberg, said in his first public update.

New York City Public Library Branches Need $1.1 Billion in Repairs: Report

September 15, 2014 - 1:32pm
The report argues that the city has a "broken funding system" in which libraries rely too much on discretionary funds from City Council members

U.S. Aims to Deter Terror Enlistment

September 15, 2014 - 1:14pm
The Obama administration will launch pilot programs in select U.S. cities seeking to discourage Americans from trying to join or fight on behalf of violent extremist groups like the Islamic State terror group in Syria, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

Behind Trade-Bank Deal, a Brief Pause on Principles

September 15, 2014 - 12:08pm
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling has spent much of this year fighting the U.S. Export-Import Bank, but the Texas Republican has stepped back from confrontation, taking a longer view of the situation.

Debate Stirs As Clinton Returns to Iowa

September 15, 2014 - 11:24am
Hillary Clinton's return to Iowa suggested she will again run for president, as Democrats in the state debated whether they should unite behind her or use the nominating contest to hash out policy differences.