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Three months after a political scandal threatened to derail the presumed presidential aspirations of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, his office took steps to move beyond some of the worst headlines.
In his fight against climate change, President Barack Obama is directing federal agencies to clamp down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas emitted from energy, agriculture and other industries.
The maker of a chemical that leaked into the water supply in West Virginia this year warned in a 1998 document that the substance may cause blood disorders.
U.S. inflation ran below the Federal Reserve's target for the 22nd straight month in February, a development that could give central-bank officials pause as they debate whether to keep pulling back on bond buys.
A deceleration in consumer spending in recent months helped knock down estimates for U.S. growth in the first quarter, deferring hopes for a sustained pickup in the economy.
David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Friday, as the fallout from the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal triggered a third resignation of a top ally of Gov. Chris Christie.
Russian troops massing near Ukraine are actively concealing their positions and establishing supply lines that could be used in a prolonged deployment, ratcheting up U.S. concerns.
Snohomish County authorities said they would stop updating reports on how many bodies have been recovered from the scene of a landslide in Washington state, leaving in question the fate of dozens of missing people.
Opposition to same-sex marriage has long been a bedrock principle for the party. But increasingly, prominent Republicans are softening their tone or backing gay marriage outright.
The film is stirring debate within religious communities about the boundaries of artistic interpretation of the Bible.
President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia marks a bid to warm relations that the Saudis hope will result in commitments by the U.S. president to boost the supply of sophisticated weapons to Syrian insurgents.
The White House said the Affordable Care Act crossed a key threshold as it announced that more than six million people have signed up for private health coverage through state and federal insurance exchanges.
The federal government will recognize more than 300 same sex marriages performed in Michigan this past Saturday during a brief window when such unions were legal there.
U.S. corporate profits hit new highs last year, driven by the tight lid firms have kept on hiring and spending almost five years into the economic recovery.
A string of federal corruption cases involving officials in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco and other cities shows the fruits of aggressive tactics by the Justice Department to root out state and local corruption.
Snohomish and surrounding counties in Washington state have focused much of their planning for natural disasters on hazards such as flooding. But the recent mudslide has shifted attitudes.
A report from lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie absolved him of any role in orchestrating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year, and also cleared his senior staff from the controversy.
Private colleges across the country tried to sort out the possible fallout of a decision allowing football players at Northwestern University to unionize.
The architect of the George Washington Bridge lane closures told aides that he informed the governor of the closings while they occurred on Sept. 11, but the governor said he denied any recollection of that exchange, according to a report from lawyers representing Mr. Christie's office.
President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time on Thursday, holding a symbolic discussion that sidestepped their differences on social issues and focused heavily on their shared interest in economic inequality.