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Ebola: Travelers From Stricken Countries Only Can Enter 5 U.S. Airports

2 hours 6 min ago
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday will begin limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African countries affected by Ebola to arrival at five U.S. airports.

Global Growth Woes Threaten to Beset U.S. Economy

2 hours 31 min ago
Another bout of weakening global growth is buffeting a U.S. economy that has faced five years of uneven growth, raising a crucial question: Can the U.S. pull the rest of the world through a slow patch or will sluggish global growth hobble the recovery?

U.S. Goals Shift in Militant Fight

3 hours 32 min ago
Behind the scenes, top U.S. officials concluded the Syrian city of Kobani had become too symbolically important to lose and they raced to save it.

Louisiana's Mary Landrieu Battles Red Tide

3 hours 45 min ago
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, crucial to the Democrats’ aim of keeping control of the Senate, is spending the home stretch before November’s vote campaigning more like an anxious challenger than a seasoned lawmaker in her 18th year in office.

Companies Try to Escape Health Law's Penalties

3 hours 58 min ago
With the health law’s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law’s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.

Foreign Chefs Get Treat in Court's Visa Ruling

4 hours 22 sec ago
A federal appeals court served up a treat for diners, ruling that foreign chefs with specialized knowledge acquired through cultural traditions, upbringing or life experience may qualify for visas to work in the U.S.

U.S. Public Is Jittery Over Possible Ebola Exposure

4 hours 31 min ago
A wave of fear over Ebola that has prompted schools to close, a university to delay a speech by a West African journalist and flight crew to reportedly panic over a sick passenger could have a damaging impact across the U.S. if it escalates, public-health experts say.

GOP Works to Improve Targeting of Voters

4 hours 59 min ago
The Republican National Committee hired a tech guru to develop a unified information hub but will face the midterm election with the goal not yet met.

Military Bases Build Their Own Power Grids

5 hours 36 min ago
Fear of hackers, terrorists and natural disasters has the Pentagon pushing construction of independent power grids at military bases across the U.S.

Missouri Governor Announces 'Ferguson Commission'

6 hours 32 min ago
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Tuesday the creation of a regional commission to study and recommend ways to address underlying, systemic inequality in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown.

For More Teens, Arrests Replace School Discipline

7 hours 37 min ago
A generation ago, students caught fighting at school, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody. Some communities are trying to reverse the practice.

Terror Suspect Extradited to U.S.

7 hours 50 min ago
An alleged British terrorist was extradited to the U.S. to face charges that he helped set up a jihadist training camp in Oregon meant to funnel fighters to al Qaeda.

NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane to Leave Agency

8 hours 6 min ago
The chairwoman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that she plans to step down in January, after a two-year run in which she sought to calm the agency amid clashes between her predecessor and the other commissioners.

Revelations of Explicit Emails Inflame Pennsylvania Politics

10 hours 33 min ago
Revelations that a trove of sexually explicit emails were shared by members of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office from 2008 to 2012 has roiled the state government.

North Korea Frees American Prisoner

11 hours 26 min ago
An American tourist held in North Korea since the spring has been released, U.S. officials said.

New York Fed Faulted in 'London Whale' Case

13 hours 55 min ago
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York failed to examine J.P. Morgan’s investment unit ahead of the bank’s 2012 “London Whale” trading debacle, according to a new report.

Three U.S. Agencies Approve Relaxed Mortgage-Lending Rules

14 hours 14 min ago
Three federal agencies approved long-delayed U.S. mortgage market standards Tuesday, completing a less onerous rule than regulators originally proposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Gridlock Could Prove Costly at Polls

14 hours 51 min ago
Capital Journal: This could be the year in which voters actually punish politicians who get in the way of compromise, Washington Bureau Chief Gerald F. Seib writes.

Fed to Banks: Shape Up or Risk Breakup

16 hours 2 min ago
Federal Reserve officials told bank executives they must do more to curb excessive risk-taking and improve behavior at their firms or face stiff repercussions, including being broken into smaller pieces.

SEC Is Steering More Trials to Judges It Appoints

16 hours 45 min ago
The Securities and Exchange Commission is increasingly steering cases to hearings in front of the agency’s appointed administrative judges, who found in its favor in every verdict for the 12 months through September, rather than taking them to federal court.