The New York Times
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Gov. Tom Corbett, who has defended traditional marriage in the past, has thrown his support behind a state bill that would ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.
A panel of advisers urged President Obama to change the way the National Security Agency collects the telephone data of Americans, spies on foreign leaders and prepares for cyberattacks abroad.
The Federal Reserve said that it would gradually end its bond-buying program during 2014 but strengthened plans to hold short-term interest rates near zero.
The abrupt resignation of the director of the state’s health insurance marketplace is the latest in a series of top-level departures from troubled state-run exchanges.
Senator Max Baucus of Montana is soon to be nominated as President Obama’s next ambassador to China.
The food retailer says it is making more room for new products and those that do not use genetically modified ingredients.
Nearly all the major insurers have agreed to cover their customers retroactively if they go to the emergency room or doctor’s office after Jan. 1, but send in their payment by Jan. 10.
Representative Charles B. Rangel, a venerable Harlem Democrat, will announce on Thursday that he is running for re-election, a congressional colleague said.
The Federal Communications Commission has asked Congress if it has the authority to repeal a 1975 rule that required sports stadiums to be sold out before broadcasting a game.
A woman fatally shot on a man’s porch in suburban Detroit was hurt, scared and confused hours earlier when she crashed her car into a parked car, a witness testified.
A former firefighter has pleaded not guilty to murder and arson in connection with a wildfire that killed one person and destroyed dozens of homes in rural Northern California.
The Department of Agriculture said it had fined Harvard Medical School $24,000 for repeated animal welfare violations that have resulted in the deaths of four monkeys since 2011.
Travelers to the island of St. Martin are being warned that, for the first time, a mosquito-borne illness called chikungunya has been detected there.
As the Senate passed a compromise deal, Republicans on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees must contend with a political right flank critical of government spending.
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll is based on 1,606 telephone interviews conducted Dec. 4 through Dec. 15 with adults throughout the United States.
The widespread disapproval, reported in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, underscores the political challenge facing the Obama administration.
Senator Max Baucus, the chief Capitol Hill architect of President Obama’s health care overhaul, had already decided not to seek re-election next year.
The Commerce Department said housing starts jumped 22.7 percent last month from October, the biggest increase since January 1990 and the highest level since February 2008.
A new federal report shows that the percentage of high school students who smoke marijuana is slowly rising, possibly a consequence of relaxation of restrictions on the drug.
Sheila Heen, an expert in negotiation and difficult conversations, discusses how to deal with heightened tensions when adult children get together for the holidays.