The New York Times
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A day after admitting the killing of four Americans in drone strikes, the president will announce new limits on the program of targeted attacks. Mr. Obama also plans to renew his effort to close Guantánamo prison.
A friend of the deceased suspect in the Boston bombings was shot dead in Florida in an altercation while being interviewed by F.B.I. and other investigators, officials said.
International nuclear inspectors said Iran had increased its capabilities, but their report suggested that Tehran had not passed a “red line” that could incite military action.
Backers of the legislation headed to the Senate floor were mobilizing to bring more Republicans on board by focusing on strengthening its border-security provisions.
Amid low voter turnout, City Councilman Eric Garcetti beat the city controller, Wendy Greuel, and will take over a city facing myriad problems.
A Senate committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would give the Food and Drug Administration greater authority over compounding pharmacies.
Voters in Portland, Ore., defeated a measure on Tuesday to add fluoride to the water supply by a 60-to-40 percent margin.
Timothy P. Murray said on Wednesday that he would resign on June 2, a move that surprised the political establishment there.
James E. Holmes, charged with murder in the mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater, had received six packages from an online ammunition dealer before the attacks, unsealed documents revealed.
Boy Scout leaders from around the country were to hold a vote by secret ballot on Thursday on a landmark proposal to allow gay youths but not gay adult leaders.
The suspect, Sgt. First Class Michael McClendon, sometimes videotaped West Point cadets when they were in the shower, officials said.
Representative Stephen Fincher, Republican of Tennessee, collected nearly $3.5 million in subsidies from 1999 to 2012, an environment group found.
The move singled out schools that officials said were half empty after population losses, but that opponents said targeted low-income minority communities.
Some Oklahoma residents say storm shelters are life-savers, but others see problems with the structures and prefer to ride out the rough winds in their homes.
In a widening scandal over a political donor, Virginia’s attorney general appointed an outside prosecutor to investigate Gov. Bob McDonnell’s financial disclosures.
Lois Lerner, the official who disclosed that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups, denied that she had misled Congress.
Even as their student bodies have become poorer, many community colleges are “receiving minimal federal support,” said a senior fellow at the group publishing a new report.
President Obama will travel to Oklahoma on Sunday to inspect the damage from Monday’s deadly tornado, which left two dozen people dead, and meet with victims from the ravaged communities, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Patterns of barium in the fossil tooth of a child indicate that breast-feeding ended after 1.2 years, researchers say — much sooner than in modern nonindustrial populations.