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In Dry Los Angeles, to Slip and Slide or Not

43 min 22 sec ago
A plan to place a water slide running the length of a downtown street has encountered resistance in Los Angeles as California remains mired in a drought.

Central American Migrants Flock to New Orleans---and Wait

September 19, 2014 - 9:24pm
Many of the Central American women and children who have journeyed to the U.S. in the past year have settled in New Orleans, where they await deportation hearings.

U.S. Urging Allies to Join Syria Strikes

September 19, 2014 - 8:08pm
The U.S. is seeking commitments from allies to join in military action in Syria before it launches airstrikes against Islamic State targets.

NFL Seeks to Redo Conduct Policies

September 19, 2014 - 7:44pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed a new conduct committee and seemed open to relinquishing some disciplinary power in response to a domestic-violence scandal that has swirled around his league for two weeks.

Are U.S. Soldiers Dying From Survivable Wounds?

September 19, 2014 - 6:17pm
Despite advances in care, experts say, the military fails to save some troops from "potentially survivable" wounds.

Baseball's Science Experiment

September 19, 2014 - 6:03pm
Can you rewire a batter's brain? As hitting keeps becoming harder in Major League Baseball, teams are turning to neuroscience for help.

Fed Rate-Hike Tool Stirs Some Concern

September 19, 2014 - 6:02pm
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spent months devising a strategy for managing short-term interest rates. Two days after the plan's release, some market participants warn the new approach may have flaws.

GOP Sharpens Tone on National Security

September 19, 2014 - 5:42pm
Republicans are again seeing national security as a winning issue for their campaigns, sharpening their tone against Democrats in several House races.

Spending Edge Aids Democrats in Senate

September 19, 2014 - 5:21pm
Strong fundraising by Democrats and their allies—including a super PAC run by people close to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid—is helping the party compete where other factors favor GOP candidates

Army Chief Calls for Rethink of Cuts

September 19, 2014 - 4:27pm
The Army's highest-ranking officer said the rapid spread of threats around the world and growing demands on the U.S. military should prompt a review of deep cuts scheduled in the size of America's ground forces.

Baseball Suit Calls Out Minor-League Pay

September 19, 2014 - 3:52pm
A lawsuit against Major League Baseball and its 30 teams says minor-league players make less than required by state and federal laws governing minimum wage and overtime.

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative's Plea Deal Hits Snag

September 19, 2014 - 1:33pm
An alleged operative of an al Qaeda affiliate pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Manhattan to conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, but a federal judge said he wanted more information before he would accept the plea deal.

Former Conn. Gov. Rowland Guilty of Conspiracy

September 19, 2014 - 12:10pm
Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland was convicted Thursday of all charges in a scheme to circumvent federal campaign-finance rules.

Al Qaeda in Syria Threatens West

September 19, 2014 - 11:41am
The U.S. is tracking multiple terror plots based out of Syria that target the West—threats that current and former intelligence officials say have been traced to al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and not to Islamic State.

Official: 7.3 Million Who Picked Health Plans Paid Premiums

September 19, 2014 - 10:27am
The Obama administration said Thursday that 7.3 million people who have picked health plans through the new insurance exchanges paid premiums, suggesting around 700,000 people later dropped out.

Officials: California Wildfire Was Set

September 19, 2014 - 5:57am
A raging wildfire in Northern California was purposely sparked, setting off a blaze now threatening 12,000 homes and costing around $5 million a day to fight, fire officials alleged

Kansas Court Rules Democrat Can Withdraw From Senate Ballot

September 18, 2014 - 9:35pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor can withdraw from the ballot, leaving incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and Independent Greg Orman as the main candidates.

Affordable Homes Drive Rebound in Exurbia

September 18, 2014 - 8:24pm
The exurbs are starting to make a comeback, signaling that the housing market's recovery is slowly spreading beyond major cities and their suburbs.

Ukraine to Get More U.S. Aid, but Not Weapons

September 18, 2014 - 7:50pm
President Obama stuck to his refusal to provide weapons or other lethal military gear to Ukraine, despite a passionate appeal in Congress for help fighting pro-Russia rebels by Ukraine's president.

Rand Paul Adjusts Foreign Policy Stance

September 18, 2014 - 6:53pm
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), a likely 2016 presidential contender, is adjusting his foreign-policy profile that is bringing him more in line with his party's mainstream.