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Apple, Others Encrypt Phones, Fueling Government Standoff

November 19, 2014 - 9:02am
The Justice Department complains that new encryption technology by Apple, Google and others makes it harder for police to gather evidence.

U.S. Seeks Nationwide Recall of Takata Air Bags

November 19, 2014 - 8:38am
Auto-safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demanded auto makers issue a nationwide recall of air bags made by Takata after receiving a report of an air bag injury in North Carolina.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sells Drug's Rights for $3.3 Billion

November 19, 2014 - 8:25am
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will receive $3.3 billion for selling the rights to drugs developed with its financial support in the biggest such royalty purchase ever.

Jeb Bush Speech Will Add to 2016 Election Intrigue

November 19, 2014 - 5:37am
As Republican candidates start gearing up for the 2016 presidential race, a Thursday speech in Washington by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could offer some insight about his plans.

Undocumented Immigrant Population Levels Off in U.S.

November 18, 2014 - 9:38pm
The population of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized at 11.2 million since the Great Recession, according to a new report, with their numbers declining in 14 states and rising in seven states from 2009 to 2012.

House Democrats Stick With Pelosi as Leader

November 18, 2014 - 7:14pm
House Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi of California as their leader for a seventh straight term despite simmering frustration over the party’s midterm election losses.

A New Traffic Jam Hits L.A.

November 18, 2014 - 6:33pm
For more than a month, a rotating cast of about a dozen container vessels, bulk ships and tankers has sat anchored just outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, some waiting as long as eight days to berth.

Landrieu's Runoff Hopes Hit by Failure of Keystone Bill

November 18, 2014 - 5:02pm
Sen. Mary Landrieu’s single-minded and ultimately failed effort to push a Keystone XL pipeline bill through the Senate is also a setback for her effort to retain her Senate seat in next month’s runoff election.

U.S. Jewish Leaders Denounce Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

November 18, 2014 - 4:50pm
U.S. Jewish leaders expressed outrage and dismay at Tuesday’s fatal attack on worshipers at a Jerusalem synagogue, which put Jewish communities on edge from New York to Los Angeles.

NTSB Rules Drones Subject to FAA Rules

November 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
The National Transportation Safety Board upheld a Federal Aviation Administration fine against a man for operating a drone recklessly, ruling drones are aircraft and subject to existing FAA rules.

A Reluctant Soldier Completes His Duty

November 18, 2014 - 3:15pm
Ralph E. Rigby, who considered fleeing the U.S. 42 years ago because he didn’t want to go to Vietnam, this week becomes one of the last draftees to leave the U.S. Army.

House Democrats Re-Elect Pelosi as Leader

November 18, 2014 - 12:28pm
House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader, despite some discontent among their ranks over losses in the election earlier this month.

House Panel Considers Privatizing FAA's Air Traffic Control

November 18, 2014 - 12:09pm
Opening what promises to be a spirited debate, members of the House Transportation Committee signaled a renewed willingness to consider privatizing the nation’s air-traffic control system.

Boehner Says GOP Mulling Options on Obama Immigration Action

November 18, 2014 - 11:59am
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that GOP leaders are considering a range of options to respond to President Obama’s expected use of executive actions to overhaul U.S. immigration rules.

New York's Jewish Community Condemns Synagogue Attack

November 18, 2014 - 10:23am
The attack inside a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four rabbis dead, including three U.S.-Israeli citizens, drew widespread condemnation from New York Jewish leaders who called for an end to violence and caused area synagogues to tighten security.

President Orders Review of U.S. Hostage Policies

November 18, 2014 - 10:04am
The Obama administration is undertaking a review of how it handles cases of U.S. citizens held captive by extremists abroad, according to a letter from a top Pentagon official made public Monday.

U.S. Home-Builder Confidence Rose in November

November 18, 2014 - 9:59am
A gauge of home-builder sentiment climbed in November, a hopeful signal for the U.S. housing recovery as it struggles to find its footing.

Keystone Supporters Hustle for 60 Yes Votes

November 18, 2014 - 7:56am
Supporters of a measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline were scrambling Monday to secure the 60 votes necessary to overcome a procedural hurdle in a Senate vote planned for today.