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Secret Service Head Resigns

1 hour 59 min ago
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned after coming under intense pressure following an embarrassing breach of security at the White House two weeks ago.

Apartment Rents Are Rising Steadily and Quickly

2 hours 23 min ago
The pace of rent growth for U.S. apartments is accelerating despite an uptick in construction of new dwellings, as the economy steadily improves and vacancies remain stubbornly low.

U.S., Israel Spar Over Iran, Peace With Palestinians

3 hours 16 min ago
The U.S. and Israel clashed over negotiations with Iran and claims to Jerusalem as President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met.

U.S. Monitors Ebola Patient's Contacts

6 hours 1 min ago
Health authorities are monitoring for symptoms of Ebola in at least a dozen people who came into contact with a Liberian man before he was hospitalized in Dallas, a move to prevent the virus's spread in the U.S.

Poll: Business Grads Show Least Interest in Work

October 1, 2014 - 9:01pm
Business is the most popular course of undergraduate study at U.S. colleges and universities. It is also the one most likely to produce people bored with their jobs, according to a survey of 30,000 graduates.

HealthCare.gov Delays Web Host Switch

October 1, 2014 - 7:03pm
The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host, delaying a move that was supposed to fix reliability problems with the site before this year's enrollment season.

Senate Hopeful's Primary Opponent: the Fed

October 1, 2014 - 6:15pm
Republican Senate hopeful Jeff Bell of New Jersey is challenging Cory Booker, but his real target is the Federal Reserve and its easy-money policies.

Marines Deploy New Quick-Reaction Force in Kuwait

October 1, 2014 - 5:30pm
Conceived after the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the 2,300-strong force is designed for crisis response anywhere in the Middle East—including Iraq if needed.

New Mission for Lawyers: Free Aid to Young Immigrants

October 1, 2014 - 5:12pm
In a departure from their usual clientele, attorneys at major U.S. law firms and corporations are volunteering to represent, free of charge, unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. illegally.

Bonds With Agents Temper Obama's Reaction to Breaches

October 1, 2014 - 4:43pm
Measured tone from White House underscored complexity of the relationship between the nation's chief executive and the security apparatus that surrounds him.

Factory Expansion Takes a Breather

October 1, 2014 - 4:33pm
The U.S. factory sector's expansion slowed a bit in September from its breakneck pace in August, with manufacturers focused on boosting output with only modest hiring.

Enterovirus Linked to Four Deaths

October 1, 2014 - 1:58pm
The CDC said for the first time that a respiratory virus hospitalizing children around the U.S. has been detected in four people who died, although it remains unclear what role the virus played.

Brooklyn Congressional Debate Turns into Ruckus

October 1, 2014 - 1:08pm
A debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and his challenger, Domenic Recchia started off friendly, but then the fur flew.

What It's Really Like in the Secret Service

October 1, 2014 - 12:32pm
Essay: A former Secret Service agent shares his experience on the Presidential Protective Division.

Modi Moves Closer to U.S. as Differences Persist

October 1, 2014 - 11:37am
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the U.S. and India are "natural global partners," but talks with President Barack Obama didn't yield major breakthroughs on several disagreements.

Lawmakers Put Heat on Secret Service Director

October 1, 2014 - 11:24am
Two top lawmakers on the House Government and Oversight Committee are calling for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign or be removed from her post.

First Case of Ebola in U.S. Is Confirmed

October 1, 2014 - 10:49am
Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

U.S. to Offer Refugee Status to Central American Youth

October 1, 2014 - 9:36am
The Obama administration is launching a program to offer refugee status to some minors from Central America who have family members already living in the U.S., enabling those who qualify to enter the country legally and remain here.

Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Felon

October 1, 2014 - 7:59am
President Barack Obama rode in an elevator with an armed felon during a Sept. 16 trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, a congressman said.

Secret Service Draws Fire Over Lapses

October 1, 2014 - 7:26am
The Secret Service came under withering criticism over the recent White House security breach and amid new revelations that an armed felon rode an elevator with President Barack Obama days earlier.