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In Violence, Slain Journalist Found Humanity

41 min 49 sec ago
James Foley, whose beheading at the hands of Islamic State militants was confirmed by President Obama, believed he had a calling to tell the stories of people he saw as voiceless and powerless.

Obama Denounces Journalist's Killing

1 hour 16 min ago
President Obama denounced the beheading of an American journalist as the work of a malignant Sunni extremist ideology and called for a broadened international effort to eradicate the "cancer" from the Middle East.

As 2016 Nears, Clinton Embraces Midwest Roots

1 hour 32 min ago
Mulling a 2016 run, Hillary Clinton is emphasizing her roots in the Midwest, a region critical to electoral success and a calling card for any politician looking to hone an image of no-nonsense practicality.

Holder Arrives in Ferguson

1 hour 34 min ago
Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri, as he seeks to assure residents the Justice Department will thoroughly probe the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Fed Debates Early Rate Hikes

1 hour 48 min ago
Federal Reserve officials debated at their July policy meeting whether they might need to raise interest rates sooner than expected in light of a strengthening recovery, but they were restrained by lingering doubts about whether the economy's gains would persist.

McDonnell Says Wife Showed Strains Right After Election

1 hour 54 min ago
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that his wife Maureen was showing the strain of becoming first lady within hours of his election, as Mr. McDonnell took the stand late Wednesday in his own defense in the couple's trial on political corruption charges.

St. Louis Prosecutors Present Evidence to Grand Jury

2 hours 34 min ago
St. Louis County prosecutors began a weekslong process of presenting evidence to a grand jury in the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has sparked more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Bank of America Reaches $17 Billion Settlement

2 hours 49 min ago
Bank of America is expected to pay nearly $17 billion to settle U.S. Department of Justice accusations it packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis.

Perry Charges Put Spotlight on Prosecutor

4 hours 19 min ago
Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor behind the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry, finds himself at the center of one of the most highly partisan court battles in recent Texas history.

Ferguson Reaches Turning Point, Police and Protesters Say

4 hours 54 min ago
There are new signs the violent protests that rocked this St. Louis suburb for more than a week may be abating, law-enforcement and protest leaders say.

Texas Gov. Perry Pleads Not Guilty

5 hours 48 min ago
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.

U.S. Airstrike Success Spurs Push for More Iraq Attacks

7 hours 30 min ago
The U.S.'s recent success in weakening Islamic State extremists is creating momentum for a broader campaign that could take American air power to the militant group's heartland northwest of Baghdad.

Sullivan Wins Alaska's GOP Senate Race

7 hours 56 min ago
Alaska's establishment Republicans completed a clean sweep of Senate primaries—giving them the nationwide lineup they want for the fall election and their best chance to seize control from Democrats.

Tax Break Ends Up on Cutting-Room Floor

8 hours 8 min ago
North Carolina is eliminating one of the nation's most extensive programs aimed at luring Hollywood film companies.

Biden Visits Connecticut

8 hours 34 min ago
Vice President Joe Biden is coming to East Hartford, Conn., Wednesday to speak at a workforce development roundtable with Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Firms, Schools Hit by Ferguson Turmoil

8 hours 41 min ago
Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have canceled classes, business owners are dealing with broken windows and falling revenue, and police forces are strained after repeated nights of violent protests.

Ferguson Calm Amid Strong Police Presence

10 hours 9 min ago
Tuesday brought calm after a violent evening, repeating a pattern that has established itself in Ferguson, Mo., over the past week.

Four Indicted in Bad Beef Case

10 hours 19 min ago
Two former owners and two employees at a Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall have been charged with devising and carrying out a scheme to process meat from diseased cattle and evade government inspections, federal-court documents say.

U.S. Construction Shifts to Second Tier

August 19, 2014 - 10:30pm
Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.

Common Core Has Less Support in Poll

August 19, 2014 - 9:01pm
Public support for the Common Core educational standards is waning, according to an annual poll about public schools by Gallup and PDK International, a group for education professionals.