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Judge Dismisses Legal Action on Missing Jet

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:47
A judge in Chicago has dismissed the first legal action related to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying it was improperly filed.
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U.S. Regulators to Require Rear-Visibility Technology in Vehicles

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:29
U.S. safety regulators issued a new rule requiring auto makers to install rear-visibility technology in all new vehicles staring May 2018.
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In Hoboken, Mayor Takes Go-Slow Tack on Development

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:03
In January, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer picked a fight with Gov. Chris Christie's administration over the fate of roughly three blocks on the city's north end. But Ms. Zimmer's difficult relationship with development extends well beyond that narrow geography.
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Mixed Grades for de Blasio on State Budget

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:24
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is poised to finish his first attempt at maneuvering the choppy waters of state financing with a victory on prekindergarten and a significant setback on charter schools.
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Software Bug Takes Down Health Site

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:23
HealthCare,gov site came online at 7:45 a.m. EST and began queuing users—with the site fully functional by 9 a.m. EST.
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WSJ's Hilsenrath: Yellen Sees Slack in Economy

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:17
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen offered a full-throated defense of the central bank's easy money policies in a speech in Chicago. Most importantly, she argued that there is still substantial slack in the economy, holding down inflation and giving the Fed room to keep interest rates low.
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NATO Weighs Ukraine Moves

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:58
Foreign ministers from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are likely to move to intensify their training of Ukrainian troops and also may cut cooperation with Moscow.
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U.S., Russia Talks Fail to Ease Crisis

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:57
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart appeared to make no major advances Sunday in a meeting aimed at easing the standoff over Ukraine, raising the specter of a prolonged crisis.
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GOP Sees a Path for Senate Through Iowa

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:30
Iowa Republicans are energized for this year's Senate race after missteps by the Democratic candidate, making national Democrats' task of holding their Senate majority a bit harder.
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D.C. Mayor in Tough Primary Fight

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:19
Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray has presided over a growing economy and improving school-test scores. But as Democratic voters go to the polls, he is in a tough fight to keep his job.
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Casino Developers Bet On the Catskills

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:13
The dream of gambling in the Catskills is set to take a big step forward Monday when a state board opens the licensing process for four upstate casinos.
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Tremors Upend L.A.'s Calm

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:47
In the past 20 years, the ground beneath this city has been unusually stable. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake Friday demanded the city's attention—and held it through the weekend with more than one hundred aftershocks.
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GOP Hopefuls Argue for Intervention

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:45
Republican Govs. Christie, Kasich and Walker, eying potential White House bids in 2016, made the case Saturday for the U.S. to play an outsize role on the world stage.
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Washington Landslide Death Toll Rises

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:09
The death toll from a massive landslide in Oso, Wash., edged up on Saturday, but there was good news too: the number of people believed to be missing plummeted.
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Florida First to Final Four, Beating Dayton

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:26
Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final.
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Bid to Raise Malpractice Cap Gets a Rider

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:57
Backers of raising the cap on California's medical-malpractice awards are trying to couple that with a popular idea that doctors should undergo routine drug and alcohol testing.
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New York State Reaches Budget Deal

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:32
New York state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a budget that includes a property-tax rebate package and $300 million of state funding for the expansion of prekindergarten in New York City.
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Study Finds Medtronic Heart Valve Superior to Surgery

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:13
A minimally-invasive heart valve procedure with a device made by Medtronic was superior to open surgery in extending the lives of patients with diseased aortic valves, according to a study funded by the company.
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Health Insurers Make Late Push for Young Customers

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:01
Insurers are pressing ahead with a final marketing push to bring as many young, healthy customers as possible to their rolls and buttress a late surge in health-law enrollments.
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After Deadly Mudslide, Cries of Loss

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 16:45
An estimated 15 million cubic yards of mud and rock fell a week ago in what could eventually rank as one of the deadliest mudslides in U.S. history.
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