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Obama Appeals to Supporters for November Votes

September 1, 2014 - 6:12pm
President Barack Obama used a Labor Day speech Monday in Milwaukee to accuse congressional Republicans of blocking policies meant to boost the fortunes of struggling Americans.

Texas Oil Field Verges on a Glut

September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
The Permian Basin, one of the oldest oil fields in Texas, may be on the verge of a glut that pushes down prices.

Detroit to Face Creditors at Trial

September 1, 2014 - 4:14pm
The nation's largest municipal-bankruptcy case is set for a showdown trial starting Tuesday, pitting Detroit's emergency manager against holdout creditors seeking billions in payouts.

U.S. Strikes Help Break Iraq Siege

September 1, 2014 - 3:17pm
U.S. airstrikes helped break a two-month siege by Sunni militants on a Shiite town on Sunday, in apparent coordination with ground attacks by Shiite militias, local civilian fighters and Kurdish troops.

U.S. Believes Closed Embassy in Libya Is Secure

September 1, 2014 - 3:07pm
A State Department official said Monday it believes the closed U.S. Embassy compound in Libya remains secure, and an Islamist militia group apparently is guarding it.

North Korea's U.S. Detainees Ask for Help

September 1, 2014 - 2:10pm
North Korea gave foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Judge Blocks Enforcement of New Louisiana Abortion Law

August 31, 2014 - 9:05pm
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law, saying doctors or clinics can't be penalized for breaking the law, which goes into effect Monday, while a challenge is heard.

House Republicans Don't Expect a Shutdown

August 31, 2014 - 10:41am
Almost a year since the last partial government shutdown began, many House Republicans say they have little desire to start another.

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

August 31, 2014 - 8:53am
The Saturday Essay: American physicians are increasingly sick of their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for patients. But physicians can still save themselves—and us.

U.S. Drops Relief Aid for Iraqi Town

August 31, 2014 - 5:35am
The U.S. led an international air drop of relief supplies to an Iraqi town that has been surrounded by Sunni militants. War planes also struck at Islamic State forces in conjunction with the relief mission.

California Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

August 30, 2014 - 7:12pm
A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after the state legislature passed the measure.

Second NYPD Restraint Death Being Investigated

August 30, 2014 - 6:41pm
The Manhattan District Attorney's office said it would investigate the NYPD's role in the death of a man who was high on a hallucinogenic drug and subsequently restrained in a protective body wrap by officers.

Michael Sam Cut by St. Louis Rams

August 30, 2014 - 5:38pm
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, has been cut by the St. Louis Rams.