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 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon are expected to discuss revised criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training competitive grant program.

Obama, Biden visit to CCAC West will center on job training grants

The White House is refocusing a $500 million grant program on job training programs that involve partnerships with regional employers.

about 8 hours ago


National briefs: Active shooter training urged

Plus: Kansas suspect charged; Detroit pensions settled; Detroit pensions settled; Military justice review set; Bad news for road funds

about 15 hours ago


Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause Internet disruptions in coming weeks

Estimates of the severity of the bug's damage have mounted almost daily since researchers announced the discovery of Heartbleed last week.

about 15 hours ago


Court upholds EPA's emissions standards

The appeals court rejected state and industry challenges to the emissions rules.

about 15 hours ago


Obama grants clemency to correct a sentence extended by a court typo

Because of a typographical error, the punishment reflected a greater penalty than called for under U.S. sentencing guidelines.

about 15 hours ago


Resolute Boston remembers victims of marathon bombings

The city marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings Tuesday by honoring the dead and wounded.

about 15 hours ago


Obamacare costs expected to be lower than predicted

Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7 percent over next decade.

about 15 hours ago


 Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, on Monday chats with Nicole Boggio, of Severna Park, Md., at a sidewalk cafe near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of honoring and remembrance.

1 day ago


Garage cleaning reveals bodies

The infants were found in cardboard boxes, each one rolled up in a shirt or towel and tucked into a plastic bag.

1 day ago


'Very random' shooting confounds

None of the three people killed outside of a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City were Jewish.

1 day ago


Boston bombing suspect waits in isolation as trial approaches

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's confinement measures restrict communication with the outside.

1 day ago


Surveillance stories earn Pulitzer Prize

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing U.S. government's surveillance programs.

1 day ago


Health care costs, budget deficit projections drop

The Congressional Budget Office said health care expansion will cost more than $100 billion less than expected.

1 day ago


Suicide prevention sheds a taboo

The AAS decided in a vote by its board last week to recognize a vast but historically invisible portion of its membership.

2 days ago


Seder could be reinvented by e-reader

Traditional Jewish law would forbid their use on holy days, but digital devices could enhance the Passover experience.

2 days ago


Burwell nod gives health law opening to GOP

They want details on how many enrollees have paid for their plans, the age composition of the enrollees and data's influence on insurers.

2 days ago


National Briefs: 7 dead babies found in Utah

PLUS: changes mask ACA effects; Keystone foes find flair; Obamas attend 'A Raisin'; Rand Paul raps Jeb Bush.

2 days ago


Gunman strikes Jewish sites in Kansas City area; 3 dead

A man in his 70s was arrested after the attacks at a Jewish community center and a nearby retirement community.

2 days ago


Whitefish shortage startles as Passover approaches

The frozen Great Lakes have prevented fishermen from catching the key ingredient for fresh gefilte fish.

2 days ago


The faces of that fateful day at Franklin Regional

The PG reached out to as many of the injured students and their families as the paper could identify in an effort to tell the story.

3 days ago


Feds abruptly end cattle roundup in Nevada

All 400 head cattle had grazed on public land in southern Nevada owned by a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

3 days ago


National briefs: Republicans audition for '16

Plus: Computer glitch on space station; hacker's conviction overturned; Obamas file tax return; stiletto killer sentenced.

3 days ago


NSA could exploit flaws on 'Net

Elements of the decision became evident Friday, when the White House denied that it had any prior knowledge of the Heartbleed bug.

3 days ago


Dartmouth battles online ads claiming campus 'rape problem'

Students across the country have filed federal complaints against their colleges for failing to prevent and respond to sexual assaults.

3 days ago


Retirement savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

A new study finds the typical 401(k) fees would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career.

3 days ago


Ohio's temblors linked to fracking

The state issued new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest for natural gas drilling.

4 days ago


Obama, citing new laws, says GOP moves to deny voting rights

President Barack Obama on Friday stepped up efforts to rally his political base heading into a competitive midterm campaign season.

4 days ago


National Briefs: State coffers rise to record levels

Plus: Student takes own life; kidnapping charges filed; roadway shootings linked; shoe flung at Clinton

4 days ago


New 'face,' old Obamacare issues

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

4 days ago


 Massive flames engulf a tractor-trailer and a tour bus Thursday just after they collided on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif.

Fatal college tour bus crash dashes dreams

A freeway collision and fire has left 10 dead — students, chaperones and both drivers — and dozens hospitalized.

4 days ago


 Chris Painter, the State Department’s coordinator for cyberissues, says the U.S. request to allies to choke off computer traffic was a diplomatic effort to halt cyberattacks in 2012.

Digital assault shook up officials

The attacks subsided, providing what officials have described as a template to respond in other such cases.

4 days ago


Health concerns remain 4 years after BP oil spill

Thousands are considering claims under a medical settlement BP reached with cleanup workers and coastal residents.

4 days ago


U.S. court seems split on Utah marriage ban

Judges ask tough questions of both sides in federal appeals court.

5 days ago


U.S. seizing tax refunds to settle some very old debts

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers expecting refunds are instead getting letters informing them that because of a debt they never knew

5 days ago


 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill on the implementation failures of the Affordable Care Act.

Health and Homan Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Her five-year tenure was marred by problems with the rollout of President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

5 days ago


Nation Briefs: Driver in day care crash arrested

Robert Alex Corchado turned himself in to police, who charged him with leaving the scene of a deadly accident.

5 days ago


Beneficiary-in-chief salutes rights law

President Barack Obama presented himself as the living embodiment of the 1964 law that banned discrimination on the basis of race, color,

5 days ago


Mexico cartel figure has been cooperating with U.S.

The son of a co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel has worked with American agents to minimize a possible life sentence for drug trafficking.

5 days ago


 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the HHS Department's fiscal Year 2015 budget.

Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout

Kathleen Sebelius' resignation comes just one week after the end of the first enrollment period for the Obamacare law.

5 days ago


Communities not prepared for risks of crude oil train derailments, Congress told

Such shipments also cross the border into Canada on North America's virtually seamless rail network.

6 days ago


Obituary: Zeituni Onyango / Obama's aunt from Kenya fought extradition from U.S.

She received asylum in the United States in 2010 after years of living illegally in Boston.

6 days ago


Feds' draft review keeps many FBI profiling tactics

They expand definition of prohibited profiling to include not just race but also religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation.

6 days ago


National briefs: GOP blocks pay-gap bill

Plus: Ex-IRS aide targeted; Day care crash kills child;

6 days ago


'Heartbleed' bug causes big security headache on Internet

Web surfers wonder whether they should change passwords to prevent theft of email accounts, credit card numbers and sensitive information.

6 days ago


Once again, Obama offers comfort in Fort Hood for soldiers killed there

The casualty toll was lighter this time, and the apparent motives different, but the anguish was no less powerful.

6 days ago


Agency releases Medicare payments data

Payments to Pittsburgh-area physicians "appear to be very reasonable," said one local expert.

6 days ago


National briefs: Sharpton says he helped FBI

Plus: Three charged in beating; Stiletto murderer convicted; Strippers hired by home; Experts push sex education

1 week ago


Presidents congregate to honor Civil Rights Act

Barack Obama and three former presidents will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act this week.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania's U.S. senators in controversial judicial deal

Groups are urging the senators not to sign off on David Porter's nomination, citing what they call his extreme conservative views.

1 week ago


Secret Service shakes up staff, tightens alcohol rules

The moves at the agency come after embarrassing drinking incidents on two recent presidential trips.

1 week ago



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