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  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
  • Alaska fishing advocates ask Congress to ban Russian seafood imports

    U.S. economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine may wind up helping the Alaskan fishing industry. At least that's the hope of those promoting "Just Say Nyet," a petition intended to get Congress to ban Russian seafood imports. Organizers cite...
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
  • Nixon reframes Watergate scandal in rereleased 1983 interviews

    On the eve of Richard Nixon's resignation 40 years ago, he could hear protesters chanting outside the White House as he retired to the Lincoln Sitting Room to make calls. The distant shouting reminded him of the height of the Vietnam War protests....
  • Amid border crisis debate, many new immigrants land in D.C. area

    Virginia is more than 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, epicenter of the border crisis. And it is the home state of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated by a tea party novice who attacked the former House majority leader for being...
  • Oregon detective accused of misconduct in white supremacist case

    David Joseph Pedersen wanted to start a white supremacist revolution, so he came up with a plan to massacre Jews in the Pacific Northwest in hopes of inspiring copycats. Pedersen got caught before he could carry out such an attack — but not before...
  • BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West

    BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West
    James Perkins sees the federal Bureau of Land Management more as a belligerent occupying army than a government agency serving U.S. citizens, including those like him in south-central Utah. Perkins is the sheriff of Garfield County, a rural bastion...
  • Inquiry cites 'culture of violence' against teen inmates at Rikers Island

    A federal civil rights investigation concluded that adolescent male inmates at Rikers Island endured a "culture of violence" in one of New York's most historic and congested detention centers, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan announced Monday. The...
  • In Colorado, lines are drawn for an election battle over fracking

    When Rep. Jared Polis found that a 100-foot tower and a drilling operation had been built last year across the road from his weekend home, he told his story on YouTube, predicting that by fighting for "sensible regulations" he would become the anti-...
  • New York may regulate costumed characters after unseemly incidents

    New York may regulate costumed characters after unseemly incidents
    These are tough times for Batman in Gotham City. His fellow comic book characters hustling for tips in Times Square are giving superheroes a bad name. Spider-Man even punched out a cop last week. And there's a new mayor with an attitude that does...
  • Emory hospital isolation ward staff more than ready for Ebola patients

    There is no cure for the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa, and it kills most of those it infects. But when Bruce Ribner got the call that two Americans stricken with Ebola were headed to his hospital, he did not hesitate. "I said, 'Hey, we've been...