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FAA Plans Review After O'Hare Woes

September 29, 2014 - 8:10pm
The nation's top aviation regulator called for reviews of emergency-response plans and security safeguards at all major U.S. air traffic-control sites, in the wake of extensive damage last week at a Chicago-area facility.

Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants for Drone Surveillance

September 29, 2014 - 5:07pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required police to get warrants for drone surveillance, underscoring a wider debate over drones and privacy.

California's New Law Cracks Down on Sexual Assault on College Campuses

September 29, 2014 - 5:03pm
California has become the first state to enact a so-called "yes means yes" rule defining consensual sexual activity and creating a new legal standard in cases of sexual assaults on college campuses.

U.S. Consumer Spending Increases

September 29, 2014 - 4:46pm
Steady consumer spending and income gains have put the U.S. economy on track for solid growth in the third quarter.

Doctor Group Backs Implantable Devices to Prevent Teen Pregnancies

September 29, 2014 - 2:26pm
Doctors prescribing contraception to teenage girls who are sexually active should recommend long-acting, implantable devices as a first choice, the American Academy of Pediatrics said.

Health-Coverage Expansion Gets Tougher

September 29, 2014 - 12:14pm
A nationwide effort to enroll consumers in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this fall will be more complicated than it was for 2014.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall

September 29, 2014 - 9:40am
The number of contracts signed to buy previously owned homes fell in August, a new sign of an uneven housing recovery.

Iowa Candidate Adjusts Her Message

September 29, 2014 - 8:40am
Joni Ernst earned praise from tea-party backers during the Iowa Republican primary for the Senate, but in the general election she has toned down her message.

Banks Cash In on Tax Trade

September 29, 2014 - 7:26am
"Dividend arbitrage" helps big banks generate more than $1 billion a year by helping hedge funds reduce taxes, but it has drawn criticism from U.S. authorities.

Asylum-Seekers Face a Higher Bar

September 29, 2014 - 7:19am
Immigrants who enter the country illegally are becoming less likely to be deemed eligible for asylum, as federal authorities tighten standards.