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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants.
Missouri’s governor said he would triple the National Guard presence in the St. Louis region after widespread violence following a grand-jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teen.
The Obama administration proposed new rules Tuesday for teacher training programs that would tie federal aid to metrics—including how well their graduates perform in the job market and in the classroom.
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to announce Wednesday a sweeping federal air-pollution standard limiting ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, according to people familiar with the plan.
The president’s response to the rioting in Ferguson underscores both the role he has carved for himself as uniquely well-suited to bridge the nation’s racial divide and his discomfort at times with embracing the role.
Americans showed an increased appetite for borrowing this summer, taking out more new mortgages for the first time in more than a year while adding to their debts using car and credit-card loans.
Pentagon chief repeatedly found fault with what he saw as indecisiveness by the White House National Security Council.
A decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson shifts the focus to the Justice Department and whether federal civil rights charges are warranted in the shooting.
Western officials noted progress in narrowing gaps with Iran over the key question of the country’s future production of nuclear fuel and on ways the West can better track uranium enrichment.
President Barack Obama said there was “no excuse” for vandalism and violence, speaking a day after the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision was announced and resulted in unrest.
The factors that ultimately shaped the grand jury’s decision were in place at an early stage.
Democrats smarting from this year’s midterm losses need to embrace their pro-government roots and refocus on coherent policies to help the middle class, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said, citing the 2010 federal health-care law as a political miscalculation.
More protests were planned throughout the region after a grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will allow homeowners now in foreclosure to buy back their properties at market value, a reversal of previous policy that had prohibited such transactions.
The economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than a decade during the spring and summer, showing the U.S. has strengthened its economic footing despite increasing global uncertainty.
Congressional negotiations to extend a slate of temporary tax breaks stalled Tuesday when the White House pushed back on a deal under discussion on Capitol Hill.
Congressional Republicans are considering a way to keep most of the government running through next fall, while extending federal funding connected to immigration just until early 2015 to push back against the president’s executive action.
The transcripts of the grand jury proceedings investigating police officer Darren Wilson’s actions in the shooting death of Michael Brown reveal that witnesses’ testimony varied widely on the key details of the Aug. 9 encounter.
Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family lashed out on Tuesday at the local prosecutor and the legal process that led a grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of the black teen.