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Satya Nadella

October 09, 2014 5:18 pm
Microsoft CEO

Microsoft CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

October 09, 2014 4:49 pm
Auto buyers taking out longer loans

Auto buyers taking out longer loans

U.S. auto sales continue to be high in part because Americans are taking out longer loans, as advertised by this dealer in Prince Frederick, Md. 

August 27, 2014 4:24 pm
A tracker for housing-price trends

A tracker for housing-price trends

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Skimmings — what's new in books

“The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel”

March 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Russia warns Ukraine over 'lawlessness' in east

Russia warns Ukraine over 'lawlessness' in east

These soldiers keeping Ukrainian forces in Perevalne penned inside their base wear no insignia, but a Ukrainian captain says they freely admit they are Russians and occupiers.

March 10, 2014 4:58 pmLoading…
Bombings rock Egyptian capital, killing 6 people

Bombings rock Egyptian capital, killing 6 people

Police officers cordon off a crater left in front of Cairo’s security directorate after a car bomb detonated Friday morning, killing at least six and injuring 51 others.

January 24, 2014 3:49 pmLoading…
Ideas are baking for fall desserts-vei

Ideas are baking for fall desserts-vei

Baking season has arrived, and the oven is beckoning. So we’ve asked some of the best pastry chefs in Los Angeles for home recipes to ease bakers into fall.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Melanoma drug holding up well after further testing

Merck’s late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at the highest dosage offered in trials, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

July 11, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Supreme Court rules against 'pay for delay' in selling generic drugs

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that brand-name drugmakers can be sued for violating the antitrust laws if they make a deal that pays a potential competitor to put off selling a generic version.

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Science panel: Feds making wild-horse situation worse

WASHINGTON — The federal government should do large-scale drug injections of wild horses to make them infertile, according to a highly anticipated recommendation from the National Academy of Sciences.

June 05, 2013 9:02 pmLoading…

Abortion opponents lose bid to defund Planned Parenthood as high court rejects case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to the campaign of abortion opponents to "defund" Planned Parenthood.

May 28, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Turkish PM to press Obama for greater US role on Syria

WASHINGTON - President Obama faces a fresh test today of his determination to steer clear of the civil war in Syria when he considers a desperate plea from a longtime U.S. ally.

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'Keep calm and carry on' — words to live and sue by

'Keep calm and carry on' — words to live and sue by

Has a piece of advice ever seemed so apt, or so frightfully ironic?

May 04, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Supreme Court declines to hear gun-rights case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left in doubt Monday whether gun owners have a Second Amendment right to carry a firearm in public.

April 15, 2013 9:13 pmLoading…
Kerry: US seeking to restart talks

Kerry: US seeking to restart talks

JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the "festering absence of peace" between Israelis and Palestinians only fuels extremism and that the time is right for renewed efforts toward resolving the decades-old conflict.

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NASA wants to corral an asteroid

WASHINGTON — It’s been a while since NASA’s been known as a place for space cowboys.

April 05, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

US vendors a major source of guns trafficked to Mexico, study finds

MEXICO CITY — Some 2.2 percent of all U.S. gun sales are made to smuggling rings that take firearms to Mexico, a scale of illegal trafficking that’s “much higher than widely assumed,” an academic study released Monday found.

March 18, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Tribes win new power to prosecute non-Indians in domestic violence

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday gave Indian tribes new power to prosecute non-Indians in tribal courts for any crimes linked to domestic violence.

February 28, 2013 9:11 pmLoading…

White House: ‘Career officials at ICE’ released illegal immigrants from custody

WASHINGTON — The White House worked Wednesday to distance itself from the recent release of illegal immigrants from federal custody, a move officials at the Department of Homeland Security suggested was necessary given looming budget cuts.

February 27, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

N.C. governor likes ‘pink licenses’ aimed for immigrants

WASHINGTON — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he signed off on the controversial “pink licenses” that will be issued to some young illegal immigrants who were granted protection from deportation for two years.

February 25, 2013 3:51 pmLoading…

Federal emails reflect 'quota' system for deportations, ICE critics say

WASHINGTON — Concerned about falling short of congressional deportation targets, federal immigration officials last year beefed up efforts to remove thousands more illegal immigrants convicted of crimes.

February 20, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Supreme Court to consider eliminating political contribution limit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to go beyond its controversial Citizens United decision and consider striking down the limit on the total amount that wealthy persons may give to candidates and political parties.

February 19, 2013 9:06 pmLoading…

Health-care overhaul could lead to higher premiums, some backers now say

WASHINGTON — Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama’s health-care law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself.

February 18, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

US troop fatalities in Afghanistan down sharply

KABUL, Afghanistan — Over the last 26 days, something unusual has happened in Afghanistan: Not one U.S. service member has been killed. The lion’s share of the fighting — and dying — is now being done by Afghans.

February 15, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Illegal immigrants may have to wait 10 years for green card

WASHINGTON — Illegal immigrants may have to wait about a decade before receiving a green card under an immigration bill being crafted by a group of senators from both parties.

February 07, 2013 9:05 pmLoading…

Fla. scrambles to get NASA land OK for land to build launch pad

WASHINGTON — NASA is balking at plans by Space Florida to build a new commercial launch pad near the Kennedy Space Center, and now officials — in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. — are racing to persuade the space agency to change its mind.

January 30, 2013 9:06 pmLoading…
Obama proposes ban on assault weapons, other measures

Obama proposes ban on assault weapons, other measures

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama proposed a broad package Wednesday designed to curb gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons, limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, required background checks on all gun purchases and stiff new penalties for those who buy guns from unlicensed …

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Shoppers in it for themselves this holiday season

CHICAGO — It looks like on this Black Friday, some consumers are putting themselves at the top of their holiday shopping lists.

November 22, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…

State Department officials acknowledge rejecting requests for more security in Libya

WASHINGTON — Senior State Department officials acknowledged to Congress on Wednesday that they had turned down requests to send more U.S. military personnel to guard diplomatic facilities in Libya shortly before the Sept. 11 attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

October 10, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…
DNA testing clears 300th prisoner in nation - from Louisiana death row

DNA testing clears 300th prisoner in nation - from Louisiana death row

A Louisiana man has been released from death row, becoming the 300th prisoner nationwide to be freed after DNA evidence showed he was innocent.

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Both parties' platforms eschew niceties, dare voters to pick side

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Democrats staked out unmistakably liberal positions on some of the nation's most volatile social issues Tuesday, notably abortion and gay marriage, planting the party as firmly on the political left as Republicans are on the political right.

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Florida pays back $700K over welfare drugs tests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It was one of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s headline-grabbing campaign vows: Welfare recipients would have to pass a drug test to make sure addicts weren’t receiving Floridians’ tax dollars.

August 31, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

Tropical Storm Isaac postpones Republican convention in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — An approaching tropical storm, forecast to become a hurricane as it roars into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, has forced postponement of the first day of the Republican National Convention here, party officials announced Saturday evening.

August 25, 2012 9:09 pmLoading…

Republican lawmakers question ATF official’s ‘double-dip’ arrangement

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers investigating the Fast and Furious program want to know why a top official who oversaw the failed gun-tracking operation was allowed to stay on paid leave while taking a second full-time job in the private sector — an arrangement that is netting him two six-…

August 22, 2012 9:13 pmLoading…

Planned Parenthood can be dropped by Texas program, court rules

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas did not act unconstitutionally when it moved to expel Planned Parenthood from a health and contraceptive care program for low-income women.

August 21, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…
'ParaNorman' bewitching to kids, adults

'ParaNorman' bewitching to kids, adults

Norman, the young hero of the animated delight "ParaNorman," hears dead people. He sees them, too. So there's no sense trying to comfort him because you think he's missing his dead grandma too much.

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Immigration officials brace for wave of applications

WASHINGTON — Immigration authorities are bracing for a deluge of applications starting Wednesday when more than 1.2 million young illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children can seek to legally stay and work in the country under President Obama’s most ambitious immigration ini…

August 14, 2012 4:09 pmLoading…

Security breach prompts increased patrols at New York airport

NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has increased police presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport, including patrols by marine units, after an apparent breach of its $100 million state-of-the-art anti-terrorism security Saturday — by a man who said he swam ash…

August 13, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…

Senate passes Camp Lejeune water-contamination bill

WASHINGTON — After an impasse with a South Carolina senator was broken, the Senate passed a historic bill Wednesday by unanimous consent that would help thousands of sick Marine veterans and their families who were exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

July 18, 2012 9:10 pmLoading…

Grocery prices may spike due to drought

A punishing Midwest drought may lead to food inflation as the cost of corn soars and the price of a key feedstock for ranchers rises.

July 10, 2012 10:01 pmLoading…

California moves toward passage of “anti-Arizona” immigration law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s Legislature is poised to become the first in the nation to pass an “anti-Arizona” law instructing police to release illegal immigrants instead of handing them over to the federal government if they haven’t committed serious crimes.

July 06, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

House set to vote Wednesday morning on holding AG in contempt

WASHINGTON — Last-minute talks to stave off a House committee vote declaring Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress broke down late Tuesday when the attorney general failed to provide subpoenaed documents for the panel’s investigation into the ATF’s flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking o…

June 19, 2012 9:06 pmLoading…

Zetas cartel accused of laundering money through horse racing

WASHINGTON — The unlikeliest of marriages — the most violent Mexican drug cartel and the world of U.S. quarter horse racing — ended with the arrest Tuesday of one of the top men in the Zetas drug-trafficking ring after U.S. officials began suspecting an uncanny run of good fortune at the tra…

June 12, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

Obama to set aside criticism of Bush, salute him at White House

WASHINGTON — President Obama has made him a foil for more than three years, the man he blames for the “mess” he inherited of an economy in free fall and wars gone astray. But it will be smiles and handshakes Thursday when Obama welcomes former President George W. Bush to the White House.

May 30, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

Retired Justice Stevens: Obama right to criticize court ruling on campaign spending

WASHINGTON — President Obama ruffled some feathers two years ago when he lambasted the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision during a State of the Union speech. It was unusual for a president to criticize the justices as they sat before him.

May 30, 2012 8:42 pmLoading…

Arrest made in '79 NYC killing of Etan Patz

NEW YORK — A 51-year-old unemployed New Jersey man was arrested Thursday in the death of Etan Patz, the 6-year-old Manhattan boy whose disappearance 33 years ago Friday on his first solo trip to school gripped the national psyche.

May 24, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

Campaign ads this year have been overwhelmingly negative

WASHINGTON — This has been an unusually ugly year in political advertising. Seven out of 10 ads that have aired so far in this presidential race have been negative, a huge leap from 9.1 percent in the 2008 campaign cycle, according to a new analysis from the Wesleyan University Media Project.

May 05, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

First general election Gallup poll shows Romney edging Obama

WASHINGTON — The first Gallup poll of the general election campaign shows Mitt Romney edging out President Obama, a close result that both parties expect will be the case through much of the next seven months.

April 16, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…

After Bales’ arrest, military tried to delete him from Web

WASHINGTON — Besides waiting nearly a week before identifying the Army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, the U.S. military scrubbed its websites of references to his combat service.

March 21, 2012 8:43 pmLoading…

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