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Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

1 hour 7 min ago
The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's decision to end affirmative action at its public universities in a 6-2 ruling, but the justices were divided in their reasoning, suggesting continued uncertainty over the issue of racial preferences.

Tavern on the Green Gets a New Bill of Fare

1 hour 21 min ago
New York's famed Tavern on the Green, long known more for its Central Park setting than the quality of its food, is reopening in a more intimate space that could hold more appeal for local residents.

U.S. New-Home Sales Plunge

1 hour 35 min ago
Sales of newly built homes tumbled in March while prices surged, in the latest indication that the U.S. housing market is struggling to regain traction.

General Accused of Mishandling Assault Cases to Exit

2 hours 7 min ago
An Army general has been forced to retire after an inquiry found that he failed to properly investigate repeated allegations of sexual assault, officials said.

Mining Groups Pan New Coal-Dust Rules

2 hours 36 min ago
The Labor Department issued new regulations aimed at eliminating black lung disease among miners, drawing criticism from industry groups.

Union Blasts Staples-Run Postal Outlets

3 hours 14 min ago
A postal-workers union is ramping up a campaign to try to slow the Postal Service's partnership with Staples.

New York City Police Death at Fire Spurs Policy Change

3 hours 18 min ago
The death of a New York City policeman who responded to a fire ahead of firefighters has prompted departments around the U.S. to review guidelines for officers who find themselves in similar situations.

More Inmates Eligible for Clemency

3 hours 51 min ago
Thousands of federal prison inmates could seek early release under details of a new, long-awaited clemency program unveiled by the Obama administration.

U.S. to Move Troops Amid Ukraine Tensions

4 hours 47 min ago
The Pentagon said U.S. troops would be sent for exercises in Eastern Europe to reassure allies on Russia's border, after Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of killing two people and shooting at a military plane.

Fed Looks Likely to Stick to Path

4 hours 50 min ago
Fed officials are on track to reduce their monthly bond buying to $45 billion at their policy meeting next week and stick with a communications approach that leaves investors with a little uncertainty about when it will start raising interest rates.

Small Fish, Big Southwest Water Fight

5 hours 15 min ago
As water managers parcel out the scarce commodity to cities and farmers in a prolonged drought, environmentalists threaten to sue them for not leaving enough for a fish called the Rio Grande silvery minnow.

Vote Rejecting UAW at Plant Is Certified

April 22, 2014 - 8:15pm
The NLRB certified a February election in which the UAW was rejected by workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, bringing to an end a two-month battle over the result.

Abe's Military Plan May Rattle Region

April 22, 2014 - 7:43pm
Japan's prime minister is pushing to remove six-decade-old constraints on his country's military, a goal that the Obama administration said it supports.

Obama Says Disputed Islands Covered by U.S.-Japan Treaty

April 22, 2014 - 7:33pm
President Barack Obama said the U.S. believes the Japan-U.S. security treaty covers disputed islands in the East China Sea, the first time an incumbent president has clearly made such a statement, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday.

IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses

April 22, 2014 - 6:10pm
More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service employees who recently had been disciplined received performance bonuses totaling more than $2.8 million between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, a government audit found.

Big Business Boosts a Democratic Senator

April 22, 2014 - 5:32pm
America's biggest businesses are trying to help Republicans win control of the Senate this year. But in a crucial race in Louisiana, they are doing all they can to help Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

April 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
Supreme Court justices expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo, but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.

Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

April 22, 2014 - 4:02pm
A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" about what constitutes a crime.

Ford's Mulally Speeds Up Departure

April 22, 2014 - 1:52pm
Ford CEO Alan Mulally will leave the auto maker earlier than expected after a more than seven-year run that has seen the company build on its recent successes in North America and China.

After Mudslide, Worries Remain

April 22, 2014 - 11:40am
A month after one of the most lethal landslides in U.S. history, shock and grief are giving way to frazzled nerves. With President Obama set to visit, residents of Oso, Wash., are demanding to know if their well water is safe and whether they will get timely warnings of future slides.