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The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback to Arch Coal, refusing to consider whether the EPA exceeded its powers when it retroactively withdrew parts of a permit the company had secured for a large mountaintop coal mine in West Virginia.
The Obama administration has emphasized the appeal of inexpensive insurance policies and financial subsidies. But what seems to be motivating many as the deadline looms is more the fear of financial penalties.
The Fed has struggled to explain its plan to keep short-term rates below what it sees as appropriate for a normal economy even after the unemployment rate and inflation revert to typical levels.
House Republicans plan to release a budget blueprint in coming weeks, making an election-year calculation that the benefits of focusing on the deficit outweigh the risks.
Efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages from city streets on animal-cruelty grounds are spreading at a fast clip in the U.S., imperiling a popular way for tourists to take in the urban sights.
Bristol-Myers, Roche and Merck are each working on a potential blockbuster "immunotherapy" drug that would use the body's immune system to fight advanced melanoma. Astra has an earlier-stage candidate.
U.S. hedge fund RD Legal Capital plans to bet as much as $100 million that it can collect on a court judgment against Iran for a deadly terror attack in Beirut three decades ago.
The U.S. is ramping up efforts to track down African warlord Joseph Kony, doubling the number of American military forces in Uganda and dispatching advanced aircraft to the region, officials said Sunday.
About 18 people are still unaccounted for after a mudslide in rural northwest Washington state killed at least four people and forced evacuations because of fears of flooding.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is investigating a potential breach of its credit card processing systems, in what may be the latest in a string of attacks that have highlighted vulnerabilities in how payment data is handled.
Turkey downed a Syrian warplane on Sunday for breaching its airspace, escalating tensions along the border as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to take a tougher stance a week before Turkish elections.
Federal tax benefits for homeowners primarily help wealthier people borrow more money to buy larger houses rather than boost homeownership, according to a new study.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's pledge to settle the wrongful conviction lawsuit brought by five men known as the "Central Park Five" against the city could cost tens of millions of dollars.
About one million children world-wide under 15 years old contract tuberculosis every year, twice as many as previously thought.
An appellate court halted gay marriages Saturday until at least Wednesday while it considered a challenge to a federal judge's ruling that found Michigan's decadelong ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will have surgery in New York on Tuesday "to treat a benign enlarged prostate," his department said.
The Ukraine crisis has reshaped the message President Barack Obama planned to bring to Europe this coming week.
No. 1 seed Florida and defending champ Louisville are among the teams advancing to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. In upsets, UConn defeated Villanova and Dayton beat Syracuse.