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Air Force Says Bombing Worsens Staff Shortage

October 29, 2014 - 5:58pm
Officials say campaign against Islamic extremists is exacerbating its shortage of plane-maintenance experts—a gap that is rekindling tensions with Congress about how to manage the nation’s combat aircraft.

Micro Grants Keep College Students in School

October 29, 2014 - 5:52pm
Colleges, such as those in Northeast Ohio, are offering small grants to their students, helping them bridge small financial shortfalls that might otherwise force them out of school.

Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Monitoring Period

October 29, 2014 - 5:16pm
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel approved a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff requiring a 21-day isolation period for all military personnel returning from West Africa.

Obama Urges U.S. Leadership to Stem Ebola Outbreak

October 29, 2014 - 5:09pm
President Barack Obama on Wednesday made a broad appeal for U.S. leadership to stem an Ebola outbreak in West Africa and expressed frustration with policies that may discourage health-care workers from volunteering on the front lines.

Intense Sunspot's Flares Disrupt Navigation

October 29, 2014 - 2:10pm
Astronomers are warily watching the largest active sunspot in 24 years, which has launched six major flares toward Earth so far, intermittently disrupting navigation systems and radio communications.

Latino Support Buoys New Mexico Governor

October 29, 2014 - 1:37pm
Strong support from Hispanics is helping to bolster New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who is running for re-election amid her state’s sluggish economic recovery.

Hackers Target White House Computers

October 29, 2014 - 12:18pm
White House computers were targeted by hackers in recent weeks, a White House official said, resulting in outages and loss of service for people using the system.

On Election Day, One Race May Signal Shift

October 29, 2014 - 8:24am
An early defeat in New Hampshire by Democratic Sen. Shaheen, who is now in the lead, would suggest a big night for the Republican Party.

Business PAC Dollars Move to GOP Senate Candidates in Key Races

October 29, 2014 - 8:23am
In a significant shift, business groups gave more money in aggregate to Republican candidates than to Democrats in seven of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators.

Poll Finds Malloy, Foley Still Deadlocked

October 29, 2014 - 8:22am
The Connecticut gubernatorial race between Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley is too close to call.

Fed Set to End QE3, but Not QE Concept

October 29, 2014 - 8:10am
Federal Reserve officials meeting Tuesday and Wednesday are virtually certain to end their latest bond-buying program, but they won’t be retiring the policy for good.

U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente

October 29, 2014 - 7:43am
The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year.

Insider-Trading Probe Focuses on Medicare Agency

October 29, 2014 - 7:34am
Three SEC investigations are exploring whether employees of CMS, the agency that oversees health spending, leaked news that ended up with Wall Street traders.

The High Cost of Quarantine

October 29, 2014 - 7:27am
The work of enforcing mandatory quarantines hasn’t been free. Expenses range from lost wages and police protection to transporting individuals and food delivery.

Pension Cuts Cost Democrat Union Support in Rhode Island

October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Anger over pension cuts for state employees is driving many union voters in Rhode Island to cross party lines and back a Republican for governor, one of several midterm races roiled by battles over public pensions.

New Jersey Hospitals in Spotlight

October 28, 2014 - 8:32pm
The experience of a nurse who complained about her quarantine in a makeshift tent inside a Newark, N.J., hospital after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is putting a focus on how the state’s hospitals will handle those exposed to the disease.

Joint Chiefs Urge Quarantine for U.S. Troops Back From West Africa

October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
The U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended on Tuesday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel institute a forces-wide isolation period for troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said.

Gov. Christie Raises Political Stakes in Ebola Debate

October 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s unapologetic approach to tackling Ebola is reinforcing what voters already like—and dislike—about the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate.

Weak Durable-Goods Orders Stir Concerns on Growth

October 28, 2014 - 7:25pm
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell for the second consecutive month in September, the latest sign of uneven improvement in the economy.

Unmanned Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

October 28, 2014 - 5:07pm
A private, unmanned rocket carrying cargo to the international space station exploded six seconds after takeoff in eastern Virginia.