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Signs emerge that an Iran nuclear deal will hinder Israeli-Palestinian peace talks ahead of Kerry's arrival in the Middle East.
The House passed legislation extending for 10 years a ban on guns that can't be spotted by a metal detector, but held back from altering the law to account for new concerns about the ability of 3-D printers to make plastic guns.
Insurance commissioners in most Republican-led states have agreed to a request from the president to allow carriers to extend many insurance plans slated for cancellation, while regulators in Democratic states remain divided.
The District of Columbia Council voted unanimously to gradually raise the minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $11.50 by 2016 and index it to inflation afterward.
A judge offered few hints on how he'll rule during arguments weighing federal subsidies available to some consumers who purchase health insurance on federally run online exchanges.
The energy industry is worried what Democrat Terry McAuliffe's successful Virginia gubernatorial bid means for Old Dominion—and for other energy-producing states as the midterm elections approach.
A federal appeals court overturned a National Labor Relations Board decision that had barred employers from requiring workers to sign agreements forbidding them from filing class actions or collective claims on such issues as pay and hours.
The ability of Democrats to keep control of the Senate will depend largely on southern states, where candidates are contending with pressure from the bumpy rollout of the health law.
President Obama likely will soon have three top staff positions to fill, at a time when he is under mounting pressure to prove he can manage more adeptly and restore confidence in his signature health-care program.
U.S. 15-year-olds made no progress on recent international achievement exams and fell further in the rankings, reviving a debate about America's ability to compete in a global economy.
For some people, marathons are too pedestrian. They want not just longer distances, but different and quirky style challenges, such as five marathons in five days in five states.
A federal-appeals-court ruling might spare BP from making hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation payments stemming from its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Capital Journal: After the shock of a government shutdown that they opposed, the search is on for business-friendly Republican candidates, writes Gerald F. Seib.
It took only six weeks to address many problems with the HealthCare.gov website, which underscores how an earlier alert might have led to problems being addressed more urgently before the site's launch.
Federal investigators said the commuter train was traveling 82 mph while entering a 30 mph zone ahead of the derailment.
California's lawmakers on Monday got their first raise since the start of the recent recession, though some legislators refused the increase.
Giving a rating to a relationship can help couples talk and work on problems.
What research says about drastically reducing calories for short periods of time, a process made popular by the 5:2 Diet and other plans, to keep weight off.
U.S. factories expanded in November for the sixth straight month, signaling stronger demand at home and abroad that could boost growth prospects into next year.
Some members of New York City's business community are bracing for a battle with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio over his plans to expand laws on sick pay and living wage to cover more workers.