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Democrats are leading the money chase in the most-contested 2014 House elections, but Republicans are showing signs of closing the gap.
With a runway closed for repaving, Newark's airport is expected to be down from three to two runways until May 31. But when visibility worsens, or winds gust, the shorter runway is closed—leaving the airport with just one runway.
Union leaders want federal money originally slated for struggling Michigan homeowners to help plug a pension hole in Detroit as officials work to resolve the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy.
The economy strengthened across a broad swath of the country in recent weeks, according to the Fed's "beige book" of regional conditions, further evidence of the recovery springing back to life after a winter lull.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen left markets comforted and reassured about continued low interest rates after a speech that emphasized her focus on low inflation and economic slack.
Kathy Visser is educating her son, Jordan, who has cerebral palsy, at their Scottsdale, Ariz., home, paying for a schedule of one-on-one instructional sessions with a specialist, physical-education classes, music lessons, horse-riding therapy and other programs through a state-funded program informally known as the "education debit card."
Republican leaders are telling House members that criticism of the federal health-care law is the best path to victory this fall regardless of how the law's implementation evolves meantime.
The Ukraine crisis and Russia's newly combative stance have scrambled the world map around which Barack Obama shaped his foreign-policy doctrine.
The Obama administration said it has readied fresh sanctions to punish Russia for fomenting unrest in Ukraine, but wants to hear whether Moscow will offer conciliatory gestures at a Thursday meeting.
A federal judge indicated Wednesday he may loosen oversight of prison meetings between accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older sisters.
Under Jewish law, the faithful are forbidden from eating leavened bread, grains or rice during Passover, but this year, major rabbinic authorities approved quinoa, the health-food superstar from South America.
A flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market's spring selling season is getting off to a slow start, a worrisome sign after a winter of expectations that warmer weather would rekindle growth.
As the notoriously unpredictable NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday, we break down every team's chances.
The White House will announce $500 million in grants aimed at increasing coordination between community colleges and industry groups and another $100 million to expand access to apprenticeships to boost job training, officials said.
Democratic candidates in some of the most competitive Senate races are raising more money than their Republican opponents, some of whom also are being forced to spend cash on primary races, new fundraising reports released show.
New Hampshire's rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been one of the rockiest in the nation, putting Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the front lines of Republican efforts to make the 2014 elections a referendum on the health law.
A year after a depot storing ammonium nitrate exploded in West, Texas, killing 15 people, safety rules for the fertilizer remain unchanged around the country.
As negotiations drag on over a new contract for the city's teachers, one sticky issue involves how to handle teachers who lost permanent jobs during cutbacks but continue to receive full paychecks.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received more than $188,000 in advance payment for writing a memoir set to be published this summer as he runs for re-election, according to 2013 tax returns released on Tuesday.
Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.