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House Race for Cash Tightens

2 hours 44 min ago
Democrats are leading the money chase in the most-contested 2014 House elections, but Republicans are showing signs of closing the gap.

Newark Airport's One-Runway Blues

2 hours 47 min ago
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.

Unions Want Federal Funds to Bolster Detroit Pensions

2 hours 54 min ago
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.

Economy Thawing, Survey Finds

3 hours 40 min ago
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.

Yellen Stakes Out a Flexible Policy Path

3 hours 52 min ago
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.

Schooling on a 'Debit Card'

4 hours 6 min ago
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."

GOP Fall Strategy: Slam Health Law

4 hours 10 min ago
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.

For Obama, a Standoff With Moscow

4 hours 21 min ago
The Ukraine crisis and Russia's newly combative stance have scrambled the world map around which Barack Obama shaped his foreign-policy doctrine.

White House: Fresh Sanctions Prepared Against Russia

7 hours 52 min ago
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.

Judge Weighs Looser Restrictions on Alleged Boston Bomber

9 hours 40 min ago
A federal judge indicated Wednesday he may loosen oversight of prison meetings between accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older sisters.

A New Guest at the Passover Table

10 hours 44 min ago
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.

Housing Market Slow to Hit Its Spring Stride

11 hours 21 min ago
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.

The Stanley Cup: What Are the Odds?

13 hours 28 min ago
As the notoriously unpredictable NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday, we break down every team's chances.

Obama to Unveil Job-Training Initiatives

13 hours 42 min ago
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.

Money Chase Puts Some Democrats Ahead

14 hours 33 min ago
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.

Health Law Poses a Test in N.H. Senate Race

15 hours 15 min ago
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.

No New Rules Despite West, Texas, Disaster

15 hours 38 min ago
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.

Teachers in Limbo

15 hours 43 min ago
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.

Cuomo, de Blasio Release Personal Tax Returns

15 hours 47 min ago
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.

Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

18 hours 6 min ago
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.