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Government Watchdog Recommends Review of Firm Facing Fraud Allegations

October 20, 2014 - 7:41pm
The Government Accountability Office recommended the Department of Homeland Security consider stripping a $210 million contract from a major contractor, delivering a blow to the private company that carries out most background security checks for the U.S. government.

In Texas, a Toll-Road Backlash Builds

October 20, 2014 - 7:12pm
A political backlash is rising in Texas, one of the states that most aggressively encouraged toll-road construction, as residents realize that many major urban freeways are increasingly no longer free.

DNA Shown to Protect Latinas From Breast Cancer

October 20, 2014 - 5:53pm
A genetic trait protects many women of Latin American descent from breast cancer, researchers said, a finding that may lead to more effective genetic testing for women at risk.

Murder Charge for Suspect Held in Deaths of Seven Women in Indiana

October 20, 2014 - 5:38pm
Prosecutors in Indiana on Monday filed a murder charge against a man who police said led them to the bodies of six women after his arrest in connection with a seventh death over the weekend.

Regulator: Pact With Lenders Could Expand Mortgage Access

October 20, 2014 - 4:58pm
A top federal housing regulator in a speech Monday said Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and lenders had reached an agreement in principle that could expand access to mortgages for many Americans.

Alabama House Speaker Arrested in Ethics Case

October 20, 2014 - 4:02pm
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on felony ethics charges, accused of using his public offices for personal gain.

Ebola Vaccine Push Ramps Up

October 20, 2014 - 11:08am
The world had little interest in Ebola in 1997, when cell biologist Nancy J. Sullivan took up her work. Today, Dr. Sullivan would likely be at the center of any potential answer to the world’s severest Ebola outbreak.

Despite Uncertainty, Fed Holds Steady

October 20, 2014 - 11:03am
The Fed is likely to end its bond-buying program this month even as market volatility and uncertainties about the global economy have rattled investors and led to some mixed messages from central-bank officials.

Democrats' New Senate Move: Backing Long Shots

October 20, 2014 - 9:05am
Democrats, worried as polls show their chances of retaining control of the Senate dwindling, are plowing money into long-shot races in unexpected states.

Gauging Economic Fear Factor

October 20, 2014 - 7:08am
The Outlook: Transmitted through bodily fluids, Ebola isn’t nearly as contagious as airborne diseases such as influenza. But its spread has produced real risks of economic contagion.

U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar Province

October 20, 2014 - 6:46am
The U.S. announced Sunday an expansion of its airstrikes in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq.

U.S. Airdrops Weapons to Syrian Kurds

October 20, 2014 - 6:45am
The U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the embattled city of Kobani, U.S. officials said.

Cuomo's Western Charm Offensive

October 20, 2014 - 5:06am
In two well-financed statewide political campaigns, in 2006 for attorney general and in 2010 for governor, Andrew Cuomo emerged victorious virtually everywhere except for one place: western New York.

Kerry Urges Action on Islamists, Ebola

October 20, 2014 - 2:48am
John Kerry will urge Asian leaders to help prevent Islamic State from recruiting and committing terrorism in Southeast Asia and to help keep Ebola from spreading to the region, U.S. officials said.