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Tehran Hard-Liners Undermine Nuclear Talks

November 27, 2014 - 8:55pm
U.S. and European officials see an ongoing, and possibly intensifying, effort by hard-line factions in Tehran to sabotage more than a year of international negotiations aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program.

Health Site Snags Immigrants

November 27, 2014 - 8:19pm
Legal immigrants are running into fresh problems signing up for insurance on HealthCare.gov, presenting a hurdle in the Obama administration’s efforts to cover more Hispanics.

EPA Proposes Stricter Ozone Standard

November 27, 2014 - 4:15pm
The EPA proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far-reaching federal pollution restrictions.

HealthCare.gov Gets 222,000 New Sign-Ups in First Week

November 27, 2014 - 4:03pm
About 220,000 people picked health plans for the first time through HealthCare.gov in the first week the site reopened to sell coverage, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

Soft New-Home Sales Weigh on Recovery

November 27, 2014 - 3:55pm
New-home sales are soft despite historically low interest rates and a healing labor market, weighing on the U.S. economic recovery.

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe in Early Test

November 27, 2014 - 2:18am
National Institutes of Health researchers reported that a possible vaccine for the Ebola virus appears to be safe in early testing and that a clinical study in West Africa can go ahead as planned late this year or in early 2015.

Ferguson Protesters Aim for Bigger Movement

November 26, 2014 - 11:13pm
Many of the young people who have taken to the streets around the U.S. in Ferguson-related protests vow to turn the rallies against police brutality into a movement that will last long beyond this week.

Tensions Simmer After Ferguson Shooting Decision

November 26, 2014 - 7:38pm
A cold rain fell amid relative calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday evening, following a day of clean-up after riots in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of a black teenager.

Ferguson Businesses Face Rebuilding Effort

November 26, 2014 - 4:21pm
The St. Louis Regional Chamber estimates about 60 businesses in the Ferguson, Mo., region were looted, vandalized or burned this week after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

U.S. Plays Key Role in Yemen Rescue

November 26, 2014 - 2:06pm
U.S. special operations forces took part in an unusual mission in Yemen, helping Yemeni troops rescue eight hostages held by an al Qaeda’s offshoot in a raid Tuesday, officials said.

U.S. Regulators Demand Chrysler Expand Air-Bag Recall

November 26, 2014 - 11:38am
U.S. auto-safety regulators are demanding Chrysler Group expand its recall of potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags nationwide and begin notifying customers of the new campaign by Monday.

FAA Reports More Aircraft-Drone Near Misses

November 26, 2014 - 10:12am
The FAA released data showing a series of near misses between aircraft and drones in recent months, reflecting the potential threat posed by the proliferation of unmanned aircraft in U.S. skies.

Supreme Court to Review EPA Rule on Power-Plant Emissions

November 26, 2014 - 3:29am
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants.

Ferguson Beefs Up Response After Violence

November 26, 2014 - 2:24am
Missouri’s governor said he would triple the National Guard presence in the St. Louis region after widespread violence following a grand-jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teen.

Teacher Proposal Sparks Debate

November 26, 2014 - 12:24am
The Obama administration proposed new rules Tuesday for teacher training programs that would tie federal aid to metrics—including how well their graduates perform in the job market and in the classroom.

EPA to Propose Ozone-Pollution Limit

November 25, 2014 - 11:45pm
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to announce Wednesday a sweeping federal air-pollution standard limiting ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, according to people familiar with the plan.

Obama's Muted Ferguson Response Reflects Limited Options

November 25, 2014 - 9:22pm
The president’s response to the rioting in Ferguson underscores both the role he has carved for himself as uniquely well-suited to bridge the nation’s racial divide and his discomfort at times with embracing the role.

Americans Borrowing More Briskly for Cars, Homes

November 25, 2014 - 9:18pm
Americans showed an increased appetite for borrowing this summer, taking out more new mortgages for the first time in more than a year while adding to their debts using car and credit-card loans.

Resignation Capped Tense Year for Hagel

November 25, 2014 - 9:06pm
Pentagon chief repeatedly found fault with what he saw as indecisiveness by the White House National Security Council.

Turning Ferguson Into a Federal Case Won't Be Easy

November 25, 2014 - 8:44pm
A decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson shifts the focus to the Justice Department and whether federal civil rights charges are warranted in the shooting.