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Two NYPD Officers Are Fatally Shot

45 min 22 sec ago
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed after a gunman ambushed their patrol car outside a Brooklyn housing project on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

North Korea Wants Joint Probe on Sony Hack Attack

1 hour 38 min ago
North Korea said it could prove it had no links with the recent Sony Pictures hacking attack and proposed to conduct a joint probe with the U.S.

U.S. Returns Four Guantanamo Prisoners to Afghanistan

3 hours 15 min ago
The Pentagon said that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned home in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in the new Afghan president.

Pain for Some Cuban-Americans in Congress

4 hours 13 sec ago
Many politicians see U.S.-Cuba relations as an obsolete preoccupation of the Cold War. But for a small cadre of Cuban-Americans in Congress, it is personal and urgent.

Cities Target Pedestrian-Death Level

7 hours 9 min ago
After a variety of safety efforts have successfully reduced deaths from car crashes, transportation officials around the country are now focusing on another traffic-related problem: a general increase in pedestrian deaths since 2009.

Obama Says Sony 'Made a Mistake' Pulling Film

11 hours 11 min ago
President Obama criticized Sony Pictures for pulling a movie in response to a hack attack U.S. officials blame on North Korea, saying it sets a bad precedent.

U.S. Levels New Sanctions on Crimea

13 hours 47 min ago
The U.S. expanded its Russia sanctions to include a motorcycle group favored by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as individuals and entities linked to the pro-Russian separatist movement in Ukraine.

Bailouts Approach Final Reckoning

14 hours 49 min ago
The U.S. government closed a chapter in financial-crisis history when it sold its remaining shares of Ally Financial and shuttered its auto-bailout program, ending the last major pieces of a $426 billion rescue package.

Two Fed Dissenters Air Opposing Views

December 19, 2014 - 7:24pm
The presidents of the Minneapolis and Philadelphia regional Fed banks both dissented for different reasons at the central bank’s policy meeting Wednesday and on Friday elaborated on their dovish and hawkish rationale.

Car Safety Gear Cuts Traffic Deaths

December 19, 2014 - 7:13pm
Deaths in U.S. car crashes have fallen by about a quarter in the last decade, new federal data show, as safety features in newer models have powered a drop in fatalities even as auto-safety recalls have surged.

What's Navajo for 'Clownfish'?

December 19, 2014 - 5:27pm
Tribe’s adaptation of animated movie classic seeks to revive use of native language among young members.

FBI Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

December 19, 2014 - 2:30pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday evidence points to North Korea as the culprit behind a hack of Sony Pictures that led the studio to pull the movie “The Interview” out of theaters.

U.S. Spy in Havana Exposed American Moles

December 19, 2014 - 12:55pm
The intelligence officer whom President Obama singled out for prisoner exchange helped convict agents for Cuba in Washington.

Obama to Spell Out College-Ranking Framework

December 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Obama administration will spell out an ambitious college-rating plan on Friday that introduces new metrics to judge the nation’s roughly 5,000 colleges and universities.

How a Memo Cost Big Banks $37 Billion

December 19, 2014 - 11:53am
A government lawyer’s discovery of a warning to J.P. Morgan officials about shaky mortgages jump-started the Justice Department’s probe of financial-crisis wrongdoing.

Amid Warren's Rise, a Democratic Split Is Apparent

December 19, 2014 - 10:12am
A schism is emerging among Democrats over the party’s economic message, pitting those who favor policies that foster broad growth against others rallying behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call for a focus on income inequality.

U.S. Appeals Court Expands Gun Rights

December 19, 2014 - 7:32am
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.

U.S. Struggles for Response to Sony Cyberattack

December 19, 2014 - 7:13am
The White House is walking a fine line in its search for a response to North Korea’s apparent hack of Sony Pictures, a breach that doesn’t align with the scenarios laid out in the government’s contingency plans for cyberattacks.

Panel Finds Deep Flaws at Secret Service

December 18, 2014 - 8:01pm
The Secret Service needs more training, staff and a leader from outside its ranks to run an organization that has been stretched beyond its limits and become too insular, according to a panel of outside experts.

White House Proposes Vetting Projects for Climate Change

December 18, 2014 - 6:57pm
The White House is calling on federal agencies to consider the climate-change impact of a wide range of energy projects that require government approval.