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The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows — just not likely yet.
The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's sunken ship off the North Carolina coast has sued the state for more than $8 million, saying officials violated a contract involving photos and... Read more »
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that the House will not consider the Senate version of a long-term, must-pass highway bill, setting up an apparent impasse as Congress faces a Friday... Read more »
For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the debated... Read more »
Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending of a period of relative calm that has been boon for... Read more »
Working to reinvigorate its nuclear force after years of missteps and scandal, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time since the end of the Cold War. His mission:... Read more »
President Barack Obama, owner of two dogs, seems a little envious. Read more »
s mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one... Read more »
The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges... Read more »
Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal... Read more »
President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began a visit that human rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government. Read more »
The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that would further... Read more »
An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death. Read more »
Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators... Read more »
One was a talented artist who sang in an all-female band and planted trees to beautify her neighborhood. Another was studying to be a radiology technician and looking forward to a future with a... Read more »
The stranger clenched his fists and shook his head, recounting a time when he tried and failed to beat a cat to death with a steel rod. Read more »
An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham. Read more »
Social media isn’t always the ideal place to stage a healthy and diverse debate on political beliefs, as U.S. presidential candidate Chris Christie learned this month on Twitter. Read more »
Research has shown that the smile that creeps up and explodes into uncontrollable laughter has multiple health benefits. So hospitals have begun creating spaces for laughter. Read more »
The final events of this weekend’s conference held Sunday kept people engaged till the very last presentation. Read more »
During the second day of Oxford’s education weekend, scholars again brought their various expertise to fulfill the vision of what the tradition of enquiry has been at Oxford. Read more »
Many international scholars, passionate business leaders, professors and members of diverse faiths gathered together to welcome the first-ever Education Weekend held at the Said Business School at... Read more »
The first-ever Education Weekend conference in Oxford, England, is taking place July 17-19. Read more »
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The Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board voted 45-12 to end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders on Monday, although the change in policy would still allow... Read more »
The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to drop its ban on gay adult leaders and employees brought a range of responses from religious groups. Read more »
Now that Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Games has ended, is there a chance of another Olympics for Salt Lake City? Read more »
From tech billionaires who strike it rich in Silicon Valley to farm girls who make it big on Broadway, we hear a lot about the American Dream. But where is it really the most likely that Americans... Read more »
The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith. Read more »
If the Boy Scouts of America approve gay adult leaders, as they are expected to do late Monday, does that mean troops based at churches may end up in court if they ban gay Scoutmasters? Read more »
The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirmed in a 7-2 decision Monday that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed. Read more »
The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to... Read more »
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Read more »
If your student doesn’t excel at high-stakes testing, like many students, getting into college might be getting easier. Read more »
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner
The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee is calling for the removal of the IRS commissioner, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative... Read more »
At 60 you plan to be nearing retirement, maybe spending time with grandkids and reflecting on a full life, but odds are that that full life will include at least a short struggle of living in... Read more »
Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and... Read more »
The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Read more »
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be headed to Europe next summer for a three-week, eight-city tour with announced performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,... Read more »
Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's... Read more »
Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won't change — so long as he's "treated fairly." Read more »
An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Read more »
A body found in a trash bin at a Northern California housing complex is that of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared as she rode her scooter in the center's courtyard, authorities confirmed Tuesday. Read more »
Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Read more »
Officials say Iran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have worked on a nuclear weapon, and the U.N. agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is... Read more »
President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't... Read more »
Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate... Read more »
People from Buffalo hear it all year — over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?" Read more »
Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite... Read more »
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