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Federal regulators and the rail industry said Friday they agreed to new voluntary measures aimed at making it safer to ship crude oil by rail, including increased track inspections and lower speed limits in some urban areas.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is set Monday to recommend a limit on military pay raises, higher fees for health-care benefits and less generous housing allowances, setting up an election-year confrontation with veterans groups and lawmakers.
The union is asking the labor agency to consider a revote of the Tennessee election in which workers rejected the union's representation contending that Republican lawmakers and others interfered with the vote.
Fannie Mae will pay $7.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month after reporting an annual profit of $84 billion for 2013, meaning it will have paid dividends to the government that exceed the amount of aid it received from its 2008 bailout.
With several major contests still to go, the answer to best all-around athletics could come in cross-country marathons.
Adelina Sotnikova became the first Russian to win a gold medal in women's singles figure skating. South Korea's Yuna Kim placed second for silver, and Italy's Carolina Kostner took bronze.
The FDA plans to overhaul the way it approves over-the-counter medical products, a move that will change how tens of thousands of medicines and personal care items reach U.S. store shelves.
Detroit's emergency manager filed a plan Friday to restructure the city's $18 billion debt in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
U.S. team implodes late and allows Canada to take gold in overtime, continuing its Olympic dominance.
Mayor Bill de Blasio remains committed to his plan to combat traffic fatalities in New York City, his spokesman said in response to questions about a television news report alleging the mayor's police-driven SUV was speeding and blowing through stop signs.
President Obama's 2015 budget proposal will abandon overtures to Republicans and call for a large expansion in spending on education and job training, in a push certain to ratchet up tensions in the already-fractured capital ahead of November's elections.
A handful of schools are making numbers available on how much their students learn in an effort to woo cash-conscious families.
Misha, the smiling, chubby cartoon bear that was the official mascot of the 1980 Olympic Games, lives on today as a beloved cultural icon in Russia. But the character is a sore point for its creator, artist Viktor Chizhikov.
Consumer prices held nearly flat last month, reflecting tepid overall inflation across the economy as the Federal Reserve rolls back one of its key easy-money policies.
The governor appeared in Middletown, N.J., to meet with the public about Sandy recovery for the first town hall of his second term.
The world's largest emerging economies, at a meeting of the G-20 this weekend, will urge Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen to reconsider the pace of cutbacks on the central bank's bond-buying program. She is unlikely to budge.
Diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program gained momentum on two key fronts Thursday, but the advancement was tempered by differences over the scope of negotiations in coming months.
Returning U.S. veterans face physical and mental hurdles that block return to civilian life.
With the three-year-old Syrian conflict raging on, and U.S. embassies in the Middle East increasingly denying tourist visas, more Syrians are arriving in Mexico on tourist visas and using the country as a gateway to possible U.S. asylum.