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Clinton Focuses on the Policy, Not the Personal

September 30, 2014 - 12:18am
Hillary Clinton has been focusing on policy and ideas recently, but if the potential 2016 presidential candidate wants to connect with voters, she has to get up close and personal, experts say.

White House Intruder Got Farther Than Thought

September 29, 2014 - 11:24pm
The intruder who scaled a White House fence earlier this month and darted across the lawn got much farther into the executive mansion than previously disclosed, according to a congressman.

Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair?

September 29, 2014 - 8:57pm
Personality tests in the hiring process have sparked scrutiny, with some companies scaling back and civil-rights groups claiming the tests could constitute workplace discrimination.

Campus Sexual Assaults Draw Greater Scrutiny

September 29, 2014 - 8:19pm
As colleges face increased scrutiny over how they handle reports of sexual assault, students, counselors and many experts say part of the problem is a glaring need for education.

FAA Plans Review After O'Hare Woes

September 29, 2014 - 8:10pm
The nation's top aviation regulator called for reviews of emergency-response plans and security safeguards at all major U.S. air traffic-control sites, in the wake of extensive damage last week at a Chicago-area facility.

Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants for Drone Surveillance

September 29, 2014 - 5:07pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required police to get warrants for drone surveillance, underscoring a wider debate over drones and privacy.

California's New Law Cracks Down on Sexual Assault on College Campuses

September 29, 2014 - 5:03pm
California has become the first state to enact a so-called "yes means yes" rule defining consensual sexual activity and creating a new legal standard in cases of sexual assaults on college campuses.

U.S. Consumer Spending Increases

September 29, 2014 - 4:46pm
Steady consumer spending and income gains have put the U.S. economy on track for solid growth in the third quarter.

Doctor Group Backs Implantable Devices to Prevent Teen Pregnancies

September 29, 2014 - 2:26pm
Doctors prescribing contraception to teenage girls who are sexually active should recommend long-acting, implantable devices as a first choice, the American Academy of Pediatrics said.

Health-Coverage Expansion Gets Tougher

September 29, 2014 - 12:14pm
A nationwide effort to enroll consumers in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this fall will be more complicated than it was for 2014.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall

September 29, 2014 - 9:40am
The number of contracts signed to buy previously owned homes fell in August, a new sign of an uneven housing recovery.

Iowa Candidate Adjusts Her Message

September 29, 2014 - 8:40am
Joni Ernst earned praise from tea-party backers during the Iowa Republican primary for the Senate, but in the general election she has toned down her message.

Banks Cash In on Tax Trade

September 29, 2014 - 7:26am
"Dividend arbitrage" helps big banks generate more than $1 billion a year by helping hedge funds reduce taxes, but it has drawn criticism from U.S. authorities.

Asylum-Seekers Face a Higher Bar

September 29, 2014 - 7:19am
Immigrants who enter the country illegally are becoming less likely to be deemed eligible for asylum, as federal authorities tighten standards.

U.S.-Led Strikes Aid Syrian Kurds

September 29, 2014 - 5:31am
The U.S. and its allies mounted new attacks on oil assets controlled by Islamic State and expanded their campaign to another front, aiding besieged Syrian Kurds battling the extremist group in a strategic city on the Turkish border, officials said.

U.S. Troops Off to Slow Start on Ebola

September 29, 2014 - 4:54am
The American military effort against history's deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn't fast enough.

U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong Urges Restraint

September 28, 2014 - 10:51pm
The U.S. Consulate and the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on Monday urged restraint after a weekend that saw clashes between thousands of pro-democracy protesters and police.

Obama Cites Intelligence Lapse on Islamic State

September 28, 2014 - 10:10pm
President Barack Obama said U.S. intelligence underestimated that the political chaos in Syria over the past several years would create an environment for extremist group Islamic State to thrive.

Suspect Sought in Shooting of Ferguson Officer

September 28, 2014 - 8:54pm
Authorities searched on Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer the previous night.

In Afghanistan, Cuomo Raises Bar on New York Security

September 28, 2014 - 6:05pm
During a U.S. military-sponsored trip to Afghanistan over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to develop "the most sophisticated homeland defense system ever designed by any state" to protect New York from terrorism originating in the Middle East.