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New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

1 hour 46 min ago
A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.

Democrats Attack Over Outsourcing in Key Senate Races

3 hours 15 min ago
Democrats in crucial Senate races are turning to a tactic that has worked in the past: trying to cast Republicans as too willing to send jobs overseas.

San Francisco Puts a Price on Eviction

October 23, 2014 - 11:30pm
Landlords and tenants in San Francisco are battling in court over an ordinance that would sharply boost the size of payments to those evicted from rent-controlled apartments.

GOP Gains in Key Senate Races as Gender Gap Narrows

October 23, 2014 - 9:13pm
In a warning flag for Democrats, recent polls suggest the party is failing to draw enough support from women in three key Senate races—in Iowa, Arkansas and Colorado—to offset the strong backing that men are giving to Republicans.

Qatar, Kuwait Called Lax Over Terror Financing

October 23, 2014 - 8:39pm
The U.S. said Qatar and Kuwait aren’t doing enough to block the financing activities of the extremist group Islamic State, exposing a sore point in a coalition formed to fight the militants.

White House Seeks Support for Iran Deal

October 23, 2014 - 8:38pm
The Obama administration is promoting a possible nuclear agreement with Iran to allies, Congress and U.S. policy makers in an effort to win support ahead of a late November deadline.

U.S. Bid to Prosecute Syrian Officials Slows

October 23, 2014 - 6:29pm
A U.S. review of thousands of postmortem photographs allegedly showing systematic torture in Syrian prisons has tentatively identified only a handful of victims, none of them Americans, frustrating hopes of prosecuting regime officials in federal court, U.S. officials say.

Man Who Struck NYPD Officers with Ax Shot to Death

October 23, 2014 - 6:23pm
The suspect in the Queens attack was pronounced dead while the officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital.

S.C. House Speaker Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Violations

October 23, 2014 - 5:27pm
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigned his office and pleaded guilty to a slate of campaign-finance violations, a stunning fall for a man who had been one of the state’s most powerful leaders for more than a decade.

Lawmakers Seek Greater Bio-Research Funding

October 23, 2014 - 4:56pm
A bipartisan pair of senators is putting together a proposal to significantly increase federal funding for biomedical research, an issue that has taken on greater urgency in light of the Ebola outbreak.

Buffett Puts Wind in Berkshire's Sails

October 23, 2014 - 4:27pm
Famed billionaire Warren Buffett has doubled down on renewables—and wind power in particular—in his energy strategy.

GOP Bid for Black Vote Faces Hurdles

October 23, 2014 - 4:24pm
As the Republican Party seeks to enlist black voters, the party faces a dearth of elected African-American officials who can stand as signs that blacks have a home in the GOP.

Fallout Grows From Faulty Air Bags

October 23, 2014 - 4:19pm
The spotlight on defective air bags intensified, with one of Germany’s largest auto makers issuing a recall and Honda imposing pay cuts on executives.

Fed's 'Stress Test' to Look at Corporate Debt Exposure

October 23, 2014 - 4:00pm
The Federal Reserve will examine how exposed the largest U.S. banks are to “risky corporate borrowers” as part of the 2015 edition of its stress tests.

Canada Gunman Sought to Travel To Syria, Police Say

October 23, 2014 - 1:57pm
Canadian police said Michael Zehaf-Bibeau came to Ottawa to straighten out a passport issue with the intention of traveling to Syria.

How Medicare 'Self-Referral' Thrives on Loophole

October 23, 2014 - 11:30am
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’

Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

October 23, 2014 - 11:20am
A new study of top e-commerce sites found the practice of personalizing prices for the same goods, or pushing some people toward higher-priced offers, is more widespread than previously understood.

Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer Bullish Outlooks

October 23, 2014 - 11:07am
Several U.S. airlines posted stronger third-quarter profits and expressed bullish sentiments for the fourth quarter, based on falling fuel prices, strong holiday bookings, domestic capacity discipline and a slight easing of Ebola jitters.

Party Preparations: Senate Maneuvering Begins

October 23, 2014 - 8:54am
With Republicans looking increasingly likely to take control of the Senate, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already considering how they will operate in the chamber if the levers of power are reversed.

U.S. Jobless Claims Remain Near 14-Year Lows

October 23, 2014 - 7:22am
The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained near 14-year lows, the latest sign of an improving labor market.