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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Hysterectomy Tool From Hospitals

July 31, 2014 - 7:29am
Johnson & Johnson, which already suspended sales of a surgical tool that has been blamed for spreading a dangerous cancer in women, now plans to tell doctors world-wide to return any devices currently on shelves.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise

July 31, 2014 - 5:54am
The number of U.S. workers claiming unemployment aid rose last week after sinking to a 14-year low earlier in the month.

Glitch Clogs Up U.S. Visa System

July 31, 2014 - 2:23am
A technical glitch has hampered the U.S.'s ability to issue visas around the globe, stranding thousands of foreign businesspeople, high-tech workers, performers and athletes trying to travel into the country.

Aid Workers Flee Ebola Threat

July 31, 2014 - 2:21am
Several organizations are evacuating workers from the three countries where an Ebola outbreak has worsened.

Growth Rebound Stokes Fed Debate

July 31, 2014 - 2:16am
Federal Reserve officials delivered a modestly more upbeat assessment of the economy amid a second-quarter growth rebound and deepening debate inside the central bank about when to start raising interest rates.

Christie's Ally in New Hampshire GOP

July 31, 2014 - 12:26am
A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who recently became the executive director of New Hampshire's Republican committee gives Mr. Christie an ally in an important 2016 state.

Lawmakers Scramble to End Impasse on Highway Bill

July 31, 2014 - 12:17am
The government will begin delaying and cutting payments to states for highway projects Friday unless Congress passes funding legislation.

Fed Boosts View of Economy

July 30, 2014 - 7:55pm
The Federal Reserve said it would scale back its bond purchases to $25 billion monthly and delivered a modestly more upbeat assessment of inflation, jobs and the economy, hours after a stronger-than-expected U.S. growth report.

Holder Expands Voting Rights Battle

July 30, 2014 - 6:04pm
The Obama administration filed court papers challenging Republican-backed election laws in Ohio and Wisconsin as the legal fights over voting rights spread beyond traditional Southern borders.

GOP Says Lerner Emails Point to Bias

July 30, 2014 - 5:16pm
House Republicans released a series of emails from 2012 showing that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner used the terms "crazies" and "—holes" in a discussion about conservative radio hosts and callers.

Study Adds Weight to Screening Newborns for Immune Disorder

July 30, 2014 - 5:13pm
Children born with severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID, can be successfully treated with stem-cell transplants within a few months of birth, according to a new study that could put pressure on states that have resisted adding the condition to their newborn-screening programs.

The Fastest-Growing Airports Are in ... North Dakota

July 30, 2014 - 5:07pm
The Bakken oil bonanza has brought jobs and wealth to western North Dakota. As a result, planes are packed, fares are high and airports are scrambling to find ways to grow more.

Resolution on Boehner Suit Advances

July 30, 2014 - 3:10pm
The House Rules Committee approved a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over his use of executive actions.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Highlights Immigration, Economy in Mexico Trip

July 30, 2014 - 2:04pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown ended a visit to Mexico City Wednesday, a trip in which he drew attention to Mexico's economic changes and the plight of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S.

UCLA Dries Out After Pipe Burst

July 30, 2014 - 1:52pm
The UCLA campus was drying out as school officials attempted to assess property damage after a 93-year-old water pipe burst Tuesday, flooding the campus with millions of gallons of water.

Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials

July 30, 2014 - 10:48am
Drug makers and researchers are increasingly concerned that online chatter could unravel the carefully built construct of the "blind" clinical trial.

Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Cuts Financial Watchdog

July 30, 2014 - 9:16am
Detroit's emergency manager has reversed course and withdrawn his support for a court-appointed monitor to ensure the city's progress toward cutting $7 billion in long-term obligations and keeping its finances in order.

EU, U.S. Expand Sanctions on Russia

July 30, 2014 - 7:12am
The European Union and the U.S. adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia to punish Moscow's unbending stance in the Ukraine conflict.

Drinkers Prone to Memory Problems

July 30, 2014 - 2:45am
People who have a history of drinking problems by middle age are more than twice as likely to exhibit memory problems in later life as those who don't, according to a study.

Obama Weighs Fewer Deportations

July 30, 2014 - 2:21am
President Obama is considering broad action to scale back deportations of people living illegally in the U.S., say lawmakers and advocates who have consulted with the White House.