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Hormone-replacement therapy started soon after menopause seems safe and lowers some markers of heart-disease risk while significantly reducing hot flashes, according to a multicenter trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Electricity sales look anemic for the seventh year in a row, despite Americans' growing use of gadgets and an improving unemployment rate.
The State Department released a report documenting the largest international displacement of religious communities "in recent memory" in 2013, particularly in conflicts with religious or sectarian dimensions.
A court ruling upholding a Florida law that discourages doctors from asking patients about gun ownership is stoking alarm among some medical professionals, who view such questions as part of basic patient care.
More than 80,000 Defense Department workers working in sensitive settings owed more than $730 million in taxes to the federal government, according to a new investigation, debts that raise new concerns about safeguards for protecting America's secrets.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opened the door to separating funding for fighting wildfires and Israel's missile defense system from contentious legislation aimed at easing the border crisis.
The U.S. Defense Department is seeking a new industrial policy chief after the resignation of Elana Broitman left a leadership gap at a time of mounting concerns over the financial health of small- and medium-size suppliers.
Large-scale U.S. surveillance programs hinder journalists in communicating confidentially with sources and restrain lawyers from adequately representing clients, according to a report issued by two advocacy groups.
Firefighters made progress Monday containing several giant wildfires burning in western states, but officials in those states continued to worry about the weather.
Republicans have been hunting for ways to reach out to Hispanic voters, but that effort may be complicated as a surge of children crossing the border has prompted the party to take a tough line on border security and illegal immigration.
With 100 days to go until the midterm election, strong bids by several Republican candidates and President Obama's sagging approval ratings are boosting GOP chances of capturing a Senate majority.
In a quiet neighborhood lined with small homes in Worcester, Mass., residents are grumbling about plans by authorities to cut down about 500 city trees starting Monday in an ongoing war against an exotic pest, the Asian longhorned beetle.
The number of contracts signed to buy previously-owned homes slipped in June, a sign the housing recovery remains choppy despite a retreat in interest rates.