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A large study adds to the growing body of research concluding that screening mammograms save relatively few lives from breast cancer while finding many cancers that would not have caused problems if left alone.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association adds to growing evidence that routine mammograms for breast cancer screening save fewer lives than expected and cause unnecessary treatment. Here are some key questions and answers.
ConEd says upgrading New York City's aging cast-iron gas pipes could take decades.
President Obama said 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance despite early stumbles with the health website, and warned that efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act will backfire.
GM CEO Mary Barra told lawmakers a 2005 decision by an engineer not to fix a faulty ignition switch was "very disturbing" and "unacceptable," but declined to answer many questions about its past handling of the troubled recall.
Rep. Paul Ryan released an election-year budget blueprint designed to unify Republicans behind an effort to balance the federal budget in 10 years, exposing the party to attacks over its proposed cuts to Medicare and other programs.
Janet Yellen's effort to humanize the Fed's discussion of the economy by describing the plight of three individuals struggling to find full-time work in a speech was clouded by the criminal records of two people she mentioned.
A town known for its brawling roughnecks and spare living conditions is starting to smooth off its rough edges.
The state Office of Legislative Services projected that tax revenues would be off $526 million from the Christie administration's proposed plan through June 2015.
Some in Albany question what is a 'necessity' after Gov. Andrew Cuomo uses a state power to accelerate a vote on New York's new $138 billion budget.
The House cleared a package of aid and sanctions to address the political crisis in Ukraine that lawmakers said would give the Obama administration greater leverage in diplomatic talks with Russia.
U.S. manufacturers reported a small pickup in activity in March, a jump supporting the view that the U.S. economy is strengthening after a weather-related pause.
Recent wet weather has failed to break California's worst drought in decades, according to measurements showing the state's snowpack stands at about a third of its normal average.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a property tax hike and a series of benefit cuts for city workers and retirees in his latest move to shore up one of the most underfunded municipal retirement systems in the country.
An annual quota for coveted skilled-worker visas is expected to be met in days, meaning U.S. employers hoping to hire through the program will see the outcome determined by lottery.
RAND Corp. finds nearly half of all caregivers of post-9/11 veterans have had to take time off work and that 28% have had to stop working entirely.
A fresh question has arisen in the battle between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office and the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal.
New York City charter schools have scored a major victory under a deal brokered in Albany that could make it one of the most charter-friendly cities in the country.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, among the most powerful business lobbying organizations in Washington, is planning an outpost in Silicon Valley to broaden its membership and clout.
The Senate Finance Committee has released its plan for extending a raft of temporary tax breaks, and for dropping about a dozen of the increasingly expensive provisions.