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Calling it a landmark agreement, the Justice Department announced Tuesday that Rhode Island will work to move about 2,000 people with developmental disabilities from menial jobs and segregated settings to mainstream environments.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration slapped General Motors with a $28,000 fine for failing to respond completely to questions about its handling of a troubled ignition-switch recall.
A man who spent the past 24 years in prison walked out of court a free man Tuesday after Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to dismiss his murder conviction following a re-investigation by his office.
Federal investigators probing a January 2013 ferry crash faulted the captain for what they said were his missteps in an attempt to dock the vessel at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson are expected to both attend a Jewish philanthropy fete next month in Manhattan, their second meeting in about two months.
The Pentagon said Tuesday it would sharply cut the number of U.S. submarine and bomber-launched nuclear weapons, and preserve most of the nation's land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles to comply with the New START treaty with Russia.
Authorities in Snohomish County, Wash., raised the number of known fatalities in a massive March 22 landslide to 35. President Barack Obama plans to survey damage and meet with victims and first responders later this month.
Senate Banking Committee members from both sides of the aisle are urging President Barack Obama to fill at least one of the vacant seats on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors with an official steeped in community banking experience.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won support from the state legislature Tuesday for a plan to tackle part of the city's deeply underfunded pension system.
Secretary of State John Kerry blamed "Russian provocateurs" for the growing unrest in eastern Ukraine, warning that Moscow could use the actions by pro-Kremlin separatists as a pretext for further incursions.
Some 200,000 new teachers entered the classroom in 2007, one of the largest contingents ever. Now, research shows a big chunk of them remain, bringing fresh ideas to students, despite one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. education.
President Obama said the salary gap between men and women needs to be remedied, outlining an election-year effort by Democrats to shore up support among women.
A new study gives the greatest indication yet that people paralyzed by spinal-cord injuries can regain voluntary movement in their legs and feet even years after their initial injuries.
More companies are entering partnerships with colleges to help design curricula, as state universities seek new revenue and industry tries to close a yawning skills gap.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said the U.S. central bank needs a more effective plan to boost hiring and get tepid inflation back to its official target.
Comcast filed documents required for its planned purchase of Time Warner Cable, arguing that ample competition exists in the video and broadband markets.
The new Columbia Startup Lab in SoHo is part of the university's push to expand its presence and role in the city's rising entrepreneurial arena.
A Senate panel approved President Barack Obama's three nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, advancing their nominations to the full Senate.
The U.S. Navy may take a year to decide on the fate of the USS George Washington in a move that could reduce its aircraft carrier fleet to 10.
Kerry has been pushing for the U.S. military to be more aggressive in its support of Syrian rebels but faces objections from the Pentagon.