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Economist Honored for Work on Media Slant

April 17, 2014 - 7:56pm
An economist known for pioneering work on slanted coverage in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.

Obama: Health-Plan Sign-Ups at 8 Million

April 17, 2014 - 7:23pm
Enrollment for private health insurance through federal and state exchanges has swelled to about eight million, says President Obama, who also criticized the GOP for refusing to admit the health law is working.

Snowden Appears on Putin Call-In Show

April 17, 2014 - 6:25pm
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made a public appearance in Russia via a video link on a call-in show with President Putin, who answered his question about government surveillance.

Harlem Political Leader Basil Paterson Dies

April 17, 2014 - 6:19pm
Basil Paterson, who helped build Harlem into a force in New York City's political life and whose son became the first black governor of New York, has died. He was 87 years old.

Salmonella Infections Fall, But Foodborne Illness Rates Unchanged

April 17, 2014 - 5:13pm
Infection from salmonella bacteria, the most common form of food poisoning in the U.S., declined last year, but the overall rate of foodborne illness is holding stubbornly steady despite new measures.

Grid-Attack Response Ignites Critics

April 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
Regulations drafted to prevent a repeat of last year's attack on California substation are too loose to stop saboteurs, critics say.

Incident Prompts Reservoir Flush in Oregon

April 17, 2014 - 4:14pm
A reservoir in Portland, Ore., that is part of a system providing treated water for 900,000 people will be drained because a man is accused of urinating into it, despite tests showing the water is still safe to drink.

Report Praises Fed Role in Terrorism Insurance

April 17, 2014 - 1:05pm
A report by financial regulators released Thursday said expiration of a federal program providing a backstop for private terrorism insurance would make the policies more expensive and harder to obtain.

Newark Airport's One-Runway Blues

April 17, 2014 - 10:57am
With a runway closed for repaving, Newark's airport is expected to be down from three to two runways until May 31. But when visibility worsens, or winds gust, the shorter runway is closed—leaving the airport with just one runway.