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Investigators determined arson caused a massive fire that destroyed an unfinished apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 8.
The U.S. is weighing a “range of options” to respond to the hack of Sony Pictures, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, but declined to say who the government believes is behind what it regards as “a very serious attack”.
Corpus Christi has ridden a rocket of a rebirth in recent years, propelled by a more than 30-fold increase in oil production at the nearby Eagle Ford Shale. But lower oil prices are taking a toll.
The 2015 tax-filing season is likely headed for an on-time start, the Internal Revenue Service chief said Thursday, despite congressional negotiations over some tax provisions that lasted until mid-December.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked a Manhattan court to allow prosecutors to intervene in a class-action lawsuit against New York City over reports of widespread abuse of inmates at Rikers Island.
Jeb Bush’s move to explore a White House bid is likely to complicate the path for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration said it would prohibit hydraulic fracturing statewide, citing health concerns and calling the economic benefits limited.
The Federal Reserve took a delicate step toward raising short-term interest rates in 2015, but at the same time exposed its skittishness about signaling a historic move away from easy-money policies.
The U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic ties after a half century of hostility, ending one of the world’s last Cold War standoffs and launching a realignment of the politics of the Americas.
Sony Pictures canceled the planned release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence against theaters. U.S. officials concluded North Korea was behind the broad cyberattack on the firm.
Cuban-Americans reacted to news that the U.S. would begin normalizing relations with Cuba with a wide range of sentiment, from outrage to jubilation, highlighting deep rifts.
U.S. officials’ conclusion that Pyongyang was behind the hacking attack on Sony Pictures has raised the difficult question of how Washington should respond to an aggressive act by a foreign government.
The use of the death penalty in the U.S. is dwindling, with the number of executions and death sentences reaching multiyear lows in 2014.
President Barack Obama’s move to end an unpopular Cold War policy toward Cuba received an embrace across Latin America.
A landmark study of stroke patients found that using devices known as stents to pull blood clots from brain arteries can significantly improve people’s ability to rebound from a stroke.
Business leaders warned of disruptions in the insurance and commercial real-estate markets after Congress adjourned without extending the federal government’s terrorism insurance program.
A top official with the Department of Veterans Affairs apologized for budget problems and delays that have stalled construction of a major new VA hospital here.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request by Arizona officials that sought to prohibit state driver’s licenses for young illegal immigrants who received a reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration.
Federal authorities arrested 14 people early Wednesday connected to a Massachusetts pharmacy that they believe was behind a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.
America’s long-standing pessimism about the economy is showing signs of waning, but views of race relations have turned more dour, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows.