An American tourist held in North Korea since the spring has been released, U.S. officials said.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York failed to examine J.P. Morgan’s investment unit ahead of the bank’s 2012 “London Whale” trading debacle, according to a new report.
Three federal agencies approved long-delayed U.S. mortgage market standards Tuesday, completing a less onerous rule than regulators originally proposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Capital Journal: This could be the year in which voters actually punish politicians who get in the way of compromise, Washington Bureau Chief Gerald F. Seib writes.
Federal Reserve officials told bank executives they must do more to curb excessive risk-taking and improve behavior at their firms or face stiff repercussions, including being broken into smaller pieces.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is increasingly steering cases to hearings in front of the agency’s appointed administrative judges, who found in its favor in every verdict for the 12 months through September, rather than taking them to federal court.
A stigma of being from West Africa has become a new burden for Liberians in the U.S., who also are mourning loved ones and sending money to relatives who can’t work because of Ebola.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a Los Angeles ordinance authorizing police to examine hotel registers without a warrant, the latest conflict between privacy rights and law enforcement.
Residents of Washington state face competing measures on whether gun buyers should be subject to background checks for purchases made at gun shows or online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on felony ethics charges, accused of using his public offices for personal gain.