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U.S. Sen. John McCain is advocating for changes to the 95-year-old Merchant Marine Act, calling it “an archaic law.”
The plan is just the opening salvo in a battle that has become a symbol of congressional dysfunction.
The five-year fight over the oil pipeline has become a proxy for far broader fights over climate change, energy and the economy.
Nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
His work was prized by readers for its gentle accessibility while being condemned by many critics as facile, tepid and aphoristic.
Mr. Townes’ invention transformed modern communications, medicine, astronomy, weapons systems and daily life in homes and workplaces.
PLUS: Dartmouth liquor ban; Iran sanctions bill; Boy Scouts settle lawsuit; Denver police shooting; another Republican presidential hopeful.
Now serving as a U.S. attorney in New York, she pledged to retain her independence and restore some frayed relations on Capitol Hill.
The executions were stayed amid a challenge over the sedative used in the state’s lethal injection drug protocol.
Obama laid out his opening offer to Congress during remarks in Philadelphia, where House Democrats were gathered for their annual retreat.
A new survey shows scientists and the public are divided over climate change, using animals in research and genetically modified foods
Federal lawsuits aim to get the EPA to control noxious chemicals and odors produced by factory farms.
A warrant had been issued for Tommy Thompson in 2012, after he failed to show up for a hearing on a lawsuit brought by some of his backers.
PLUS: New England digs out; D.C. drone flights curbed.
The eight college students and one civil rights organizer were convicted 54 years ago of trespassing and protesting at a variety store.
Columbus, Ohio, and New York City’s Brooklyn borough are also in the running to host the 2016 convention.
The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.
President Barack Obama says the incident shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure that commercial and consumer drones are used safely.
Federal officials’ nationwide health care coverage enrollment targets for 2015 are expected to be surpassed.
The meetings come as House Democrats try to build a new message that can better connect with voters over the next two years.
He was one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men who roamed the western United States in ads for the cigarette brand.
PLUS: Mormon and gay ’fairness’; drug sentences reduced; Facebook service outage.
His administration’s politically fraught plan also imposed new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.
While the storm failed to live up to predictions in some areas, eastern Long Island north through Maine were expected to fare the worst.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey lifted the orders in separate announcements.
The budget deficit is projected to reach its lowest level of the Obama presidency, but the improving deficit numbers are temporary.
The case revolved around a CIA operation in which a former Russian scientist provided Iran with flawed nuclear component schematics.
It would tie Medicare fees more closely to the quality of care rather than the quantity.
Plus: Russian spy ring case; Kochs eye $900 million; Surveillance on cars?
The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House grounds until officials could examine the drone.
Second of two parts. Housing authorities nationally maintain police forces, guard contracts and pacts with police despite budget cuts.
CBO says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September.
Boston is expected to get 2 to 3 feet of snow, New York 1½ to 2 feet, and Philadelphia more than a foot.
The state’s elected officials oppose the proposal.
How he responds to the procedure could determine the future of his personal and professional lives.
Some potential presidential candidates were on hand for a panel discussion organized by the powerful conservative donors.
JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule.
Impartiality of the state’s judiciary comes under scrutiny.
“We’re super excited about that,” Astrobotic CEO John Thornton said. “We were confident going into it. I expected that outcome.”
Plus: Boehner sets focuses; Two dead in store shooting; Gas prices due to rise.
Capt. Elizabeth Kealey was deployed twice with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Pope Francis, who will make his first trip to the U.S. as pontiff in September, has acknowledged the concerns of divorced Catholics.
Former governors Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush were notably absent from the Iowa gathering.
The trial hints at challenge facing colleges as they try to establish campuses where students are safe and everyone understands the rules.
The planes were operated by Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The military briefly scrambled war planes into the skies over Georgia.
Cybersecurity expert Christopher Mellon says that unless we do much better at prevention, the worst is yet to come.
Plus: “American Sniper” threats; militant teen sentenced; e-cigarette air warning.
Bishop McConnell issued “A Pastoral Letter on Race,” decrying racial oppression and suggesting ways to move toward reconciliation.
The challenge focuses on Oklahoma, even though the justices declined last week to stop an execution there that used the contested chemicals.
The personal details included age, income, ZIP code, tobacco use and whether a woman is pregnant.