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The Obama administration said it would drop a controversial plan to raise taxes on so-called 529 college-savings accounts, after the proposal sparked widespread criticism over its potential impact on the middle class.
A powerful winter storm lashed the Northeast on Tuesday, dumping more than two feet of snow on some parts of the region but falling short of predictions of a crippling, widespread onslaught.
A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt University football players, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, of raping a former student inside a dorm room.
Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence is moving ahead to extend Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers under the federal health law after securing a key concession from the Obama administration.
Loretta Lynch will step into the Senate spotlight on Wednesday as the Justice Department she has been nominated to lead considers a series of hot-button issues ranging from possible civil-rights violations by police to government leaks.
A federal agent proposed using license-plate readers to scan vehicles around gun shows in order to aid gun-trafficking investigations, according to a 2009 internal Justice Department email.
The Obama administration proposed to eventually open up part of the Atlantic to oil and natural-gas production while also saying it would restrict waters off Alaska’s shore to drilling.
A special commission looking for ways to revamp U.S. military benefits is expected to call for the creation of a new 401(k)-type retirement system as part of an overhaul of the existing Pentagon pension plan.
National Weather Service experts misjudged the path and impact of the blizzard that struck the Northeast, in large part because they trusted the wrong forecasting model, several independent meteorologists said.
A top housing regulator defended a series of decisions made in his first year on the job that the regulator believes will improve access to housing but critics say could increase taxpayer risk.
The Justice Department has been building a database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret intelligence-gathering program that scans hundreds of millions of records about motorists.
The number barely budged over the past decade, despite a national push to increase workers’ skills to boost the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.
The Obama administration is planning to propose opening up new areas of the nation’s federally owned waters to oil and natural gas drilling, including areas along the Atlantic Coast.
Plagued by red tape, skimpy supplies and the defection of some fighters, the U.S. is shifting the program’s focus to southern Syria.
U.S. President Barack Obama challenged India to do more to combat climate change, promote gender equality and overcome religious divisions, saying that progress on these issues would be key to the country’s success.
Capital Journal: Washington Bureau Chief Gerald F. Seib examines the legacy of Mideast autocrats who ruled for decades and kept a lid on extremism but leave behind a cauldron of instability.
The Senate on Monday rejected a procedural motion to advance legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, prolonging the chamber’s debate over the project.
Federal prosecutors arrested a Russian banker in New York on Monday and charged him as a spy, accusing him and two others of secretly gathering information about the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. energy resources and sanctions against Moscow.
Officials declared states of emergency and ordered travel bans, as the northeast braced for a blizzard that was initially expected to bury the area in as much as 3 feet of snow, but forecasters later downgraded most of those numbers.
U.S. President Barack Obama joined Indian leaders on the reviewing stand at a military parade in New Delhi in a display of strengthened ties between the world’s largest democracies as an increasingly assertive China shifts Asia’s power balance.