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Scientists announced on Wednesday that they have verified the existence of 715 more planets orbiting other stars, bringing the total of exoplanets, as they are known, to about 1,700.
Cape Wind, the much-delayed offshore wind project proposed for Nantucket Sound, said it would finish its financing this fall and begin producing power by 2016.
The environmental report was called tainted because an early draft included analysis by a contractor that had previously done work for the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
President Obama will ask Congress to overhaul corporate and business taxes to pay for a four-year, $302 billion transportation bill.
Though most Americans agree more with Democratic policy positions, the Republican Party is benefiting from the support of self-described independents.
The 65th season at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., will include “The Originalist,” a political drama about a liberal law clerk and Justice Antonin Scalia.
A proposal from Representative Dave Camp of Michigan would collapse seven personal income tax brackets to two and lower the corporate tax rate.
A rough childhood in Newark, N.J., informed Dr. Yablonsky’s academic work, which combined analysis, experiential research and sometimes unconventional efforts to solve social problems.
While Democrats are eager for a presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Republican field appears to be far more mixed, according to a new poll.
The rare, polio-like disease that has afflicted more than a dozen children who have developed paralysis in one or more limbs is still being investigated.
Matthew and Grace Huang face a verdict soon in the death of their adopted daughter, but they have questioned the results of her autopsy.
The City Council president, Charles Tillman, was sworn in as acting mayor. He said Mr. Lumumba had joked about having a cold.
Troubling questions surround how two former Navy SEALs working as ship guards ended up dying inside the Maersk Alabama, the ship made famous in the movie “Captain Phillips.”
Nathan Harper, the former Pittsburgh police chief, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah), a human rights activist and nationally prominent attorney who as city leader persuaded voters to accept a sales tax to fix crumbling infrastructure in Mississippi's capital, died Tuesday. He was 66.
National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Revere Voters Approve Casino Proposal by Mohegan Sun
Voters in Revere on Tuesday approved Mohegan Sun’s proposal to build a resort casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs.
Agron Hasbajrami, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for a terrorism-related conviction, was told he gave up his right to appeal his case when he entered a guilty plea in 2012.
Martha McSally hopes to unseat Representative Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who won the Arizona congressional seat after she was severely injured in a shooting.
An investigation into the handling of sexual abuse complaints has resumed at Bob Jones University after it was suspended in late January.