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Blizzard Bears Down on Northeast

January 27, 2015 - 1:47am
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.

Obama's India Visit Is Message to China

January 26, 2015 - 7:55pm
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.

Drone Crashes on White House Grounds

January 26, 2015 - 6:03pm
The person flying a drone that crashed onto White House grounds early Monday called the Secret Service after the incident was widely reported and has been cooperating with agents, the agency said.

Obama Aims to Raise Taxes on Inheritances

January 26, 2015 - 5:52pm
The president’s tax proposal is intended to raise taxes on the wealthy and reduce them for the middle class, but GOP opposition in Congress means the plan is unlikely to become law.

CBO: Deficit to Narrow, Then Widen in '18

January 26, 2015 - 4:33pm
Existing budget restraints and stronger economic growth will chip away at the federal deficit into 2017 before the gap begins to widen again, the Congressional Budget Office said, providing ammunition for both parties ahead of the White House’s first budget proposal to the Republican-controlled Congress.

House Republicans Delay Vote on Border Bill

January 26, 2015 - 3:59pm
House Republican leaders postponed a vote planned for this week on a border-security bill that encountered resistance among conservatives.

Ex-CIA Officer Convicted of Leaking Secrets to Reporter

January 26, 2015 - 2:45pm
A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was convicted of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter.

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Retirees in Benefits Case

January 26, 2015 - 1:35pm
The Supreme Court ruled ambiguous provisions in union contracts shouldn’t automatically be interpreted in favor of workers, giving a chemical manufacturer another chance to terminate lifetime health-care benefits for retirees.

U.S. to Give $1 Billion to Fund Immunizations

January 26, 2015 - 10:42am
The U.S. government plans to donate $1 billion over the next four years to GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, to fund immunizations for millions of children in developing countries.

Oklahoma to Postpone Executions Due to High Court Review

January 26, 2015 - 10:39am
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a request to postpone the pending executions of three men until the U.S. Supreme Court finishes reviewing the state’s lethal-injection process.

Medicare to Rework Billions in Payments

January 26, 2015 - 10:14am
The Obama administration set an ambitious goal to rework hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals in an effort to reduce waste and make older Americans healthier.

Cleveland Challenges Federal Report on Police

January 26, 2015 - 10:02am
The Cleveland police department hasn’t demonstrated a systemic problem of excessive force despite the findings by federal Justice Department report late last year, according to the city’s police chief.

Christie Joins Crowded GOP Fight for Donors

January 26, 2015 - 9:19am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his backers have formed a PAC ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party’s core donor class.