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President Barack Obama’s push to start taxing college-saving accounts, including the popular “529” accounts, would affect millions of Americans who are stashing money for their children’s education.
Salty wastewater from Bakken Shale oil wells has contaminated a creek and flowed into the Missouri River after a huge pipeline leak in North Dakota, state officials said Thursday.
Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable and Obama’s call for stringent new Internet regulations are testing the cable giant’s lobbying power.
The U.S. and Iraq have begun preparations for an assault by summer to retake Mosul, selecting and training military units and cutting supply lines to Islamic State militants who control Iraq’s second-largest city.
The U.S. economy still faces serious challenges in restoring robust long-term growth, despite the recent pickup in economic activity, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington in March to make an unexpected address to Congress has fanned an election debate in Israel over the leader’s rocky relations with the White House and embroiled the U.S. in a heated Israeli campaign.
The House passed a bill Thursday prohibiting federal funding from being used on abortions, after GOP leaders yanked a more contentious 20-week abortion ban.
Local health and school officials are working in tandem to stem the spread of a measles outbreak that began at the Disneyland Resort last month, and students lacking vaccination from the disease are being sent home from schools where measles has been identified.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver used his political power to build a “tremendous” personal fortune.
U.S. and Cuban officials held a first round of talks in Havana on re-establishing diplomatic relations, calling the discussions productive but saying further conversations are needed before the two sides can formally re-establish embassies, an important first step.
The United Methodist Church is implementing new guidelines for its $21 billion pension fund meant to steer it away from investing in coal energy and in companies that operate in countries thought to violate human rights.
Gas prices appear headed below a nationwide average of $2 a gallon in coming days, and the rapid plunge is beginning to ripple through the U.S. economy in ways both familiar and unpredictable.
In an online interview, President Barack Obama expressed hope that the Supreme Court would affirm a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.
U.S. accident investigators issued recommendations calling for installation of tamper-proof tracking systems on all airliners, along with new technologies to make it easier to retrieve and analyze flight data in case of a crash.
Citing the need to remain neutral in the upcoming Israeli elections, President Obama won’t meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits in March.
New survey shows Generation Y prefers to live in single-family homes outside the urban center, even if they currently reside in the city.
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he might enter the 2016 presidential race even if it would mean facing off against Hillary Clinton.