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Holder to Propose Bigger Whistleblower Rewards

September 17, 2014 - 6:24pm
The Obama administration is pushing for a new law to increase potential cash payouts to whistleblowers who provide evidence of crimes on Wall Street, according to excerpts of a speech Attorney General Eric Holder will give Wednesday.

End-of-Life Care in U.S. Is Lacking, Report Says

September 17, 2014 - 5:44pm
The U.S. needs to revamp its approach to end-of-life care and conversations about dying to save costs and improve patient care, according to a report by an influential health committee.

House Approves Arming Syrian Rebels to Fight Islamic State

September 17, 2014 - 4:30pm
The House voted in favor of arming Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State militants, the first broad test of sentiment about President Obama's plans to expand military engagement in the Mideast.

Live: Fed Decision, Yellen News Conference

September 17, 2014 - 1:20pm
Amid Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's press conference, our live blog analyzes how close the central bank is to exiting its easy-money policy.

U.S. Security Leaders Detail Terrorist Threats for House Panel

September 17, 2014 - 1:04pm
FBI Director James Comey said he is worried about "a terrorist diaspora" out of Iraq and Syria as fighters leave extremist groups there and return to their homes.

U.S. Inflation Gauge Falls

September 17, 2014 - 11:55am
Consumer prices fell in August, the first monthly decline for the inflation measure since April 2013, a reading that could lend support to some Federal Reserve policy makers who are seeking to move slowly in lifting ultra-low interest rates.

Ginseng Demand Boosts Prices, Tempts Poachers

September 17, 2014 - 10:42am
Strong demand for wild ginseng growing on shady hillsides in Appalachia and the Midwest has boosted prices for the herb and encouraged people to dig it up and sell it illegally.

Pentagon Sees Possible Role For Troops in Militant Fight

September 17, 2014 - 7:57am
America's top military officer raised the prospect that limited U.S. ground forces would be needed to battle Islamic State militants if fighting in Iraq grows more difficult.

Health Law's Election Impact Dims

September 17, 2014 - 7:21am
Though Republicans continue to hammer away at the Affordable Care Act, the health-insurance law is losing some of its punch in the 2014 campaign. Polls show that voters don't see the law as a top concern.

Ebola Is New Challenge for U.S. Military

September 17, 2014 - 6:14am
President Barack Obama's plan to contain the Ebola outbreak in Africa presents the U.S. military with a logistical challenge with few precedents, one that it will be under pressure to execute quickly.

U.S. Program Sends Schools Surplus Arms

September 17, 2014 - 3:43am
A program that drew criticism for supplying military equipment to local police also provided assault-style rifles, grenade launchers and armored vehicles to public schools.

U.S. Incomes End 6-Year Decline, Just Barely

September 17, 2014 - 2:58am
Americans' incomes ticked up in 2013 for the first time since the recession, and the poverty rate fell for the first time since 2006.

Mayors Push for Immigrants to Become Citizens

September 16, 2014 - 7:50pm
The mayors of the nation's three largest cities—New York, Los Angeles and Chicago—plan to launch a new effort, 'Cities for Citizenship,' to increase citizenship among legal permanent residents.

Christie Takes on Skeptics in South Carolina

September 16, 2014 - 6:39pm
New Jersey voters widely approved when Republican Gov. Chris Christie physically embraced President Obama after superstorm Sandy. In South Carolina, some felt differently.