Despite rising consumer confidence, Republican and Democratic governors are struggling in Florida, Colorado, Michigan and Connecticut.
The World Bank pledged more money to alleviate a health-worker shortage in West Africa, while the IMF warned that the three worst-hit countries face deepening financing gaps.
A small plane crashed into a building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas shortly after takeoff on Thursday morning, killing at least two people, authorities said.
The nurse who has resisted state-imposed quarantines after she treated Ebola patients in Africa went out for a bike ride in northern Maine on Thursday in a show of defiance as state health officials considered seeking a court order to enforce her isolation.
The Federal Reserve said it would end its long-running bond-purchase program, concluding a historic experiment that stirred disagreement among policy makers, economists and investors about its impact.
The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their third championship in five seasons.
Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who traveled to West Africa to care for Ebola patients, said that she won’t self-quarantine for 21 days, setting up a possible legal battle with the state.
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.
The Obama administration issued new rules that threaten to strip funding from thousands of for-profit college programs, part of a White House attempt to address college costs and rein in student debt, which has doubled since 2007.
Women’s-rights advocates hope a ballot measure to amend the state’s constitution will spur a further step toward gender equality nationwide.
The U.S. and Israel clashed over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s housing policies in Jerusalem, further inflaming years of tense relations between the two powers.
The White House is considering two central requirements in deciding which of the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants would gain protections through an expected executive action: a minimum length of time in the U.S., and a person’s family ties to others in the country.
A Tennessee antiabortion referendum is turning into the state’s most contentious campaign this fall, as groups for and against the measure work to get out the vote in an otherwise ho-hum election season.