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Detroit's emergency manager has reversed course and withdrawn his support for a court-appointed monitor to ensure the city's progress toward cutting $7 billion in long-term obligations and keeping its finances in order.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

Court Blocks Mississippi Law Threatening Abortion Clinic

July 30, 2014 - 2:10am
A federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Tuesday a Mississippi law that threatened to shut down the state's sole abortion clinic was likely unconstitutional and blocked it from being enforced.

McDonnell Corruption Trial Focuses on Marriage

July 29, 2014 - 9:38pm
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, had a broken marriage that left them vulnerable to a businessman seeking to exploit their power for his own benefit, their attorneys said on the opening day of the couple's political-corruption trial.

Homeowner Program Faces Mounting Backlog

July 29, 2014 - 9:01pm
The Obama administration's signature program to aid struggling homeowners has hit another speed bump: The mortgage companies processing applications can't keep up with demand.

Senate Passes Measure to Replenish Highway, Bridge Fund

July 29, 2014 - 7:49pm
The Senate on Tuesday passed an $8.1 billion measure to replenish the fund that pays for highway and bridge repairs, creating last-minute trouble to prevent the fund from becoming depleted.

Leahy's Bill Would Curb U.S. Surveillance

July 29, 2014 - 7:03pm
A bill introduced by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy to revamp U.S. government surveillance programs represents the best chance for changes this year, congressional officials say, but many hurdles remain.

Ex-Im Bank Chairman Defends Probes

July 29, 2014 - 6:05pm
U.S. Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg said the agency has dismissed three employees in recent months and placed a fourth on administrative leave amid investigations into fraud.

Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Campus

July 29, 2014 - 5:56pm
A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water.

Consumer Confidence Rises in U.S.

July 29, 2014 - 5:08pm
Consumers turned more upbeat about the economy this month, according to a consumer confidence report. Better sentiment about job availability supports expectations for a good increase in July payrolls.