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A sign of the times in weather forecasts

A sign of the times in weather forecasts

They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions. Jonathan Lamberton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sign language interpreter, is…

Fugitive treasure hunter captured

Fugitive treasure hunter captured

A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on…

Cost-saving measures proposed for military health care

U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military’s retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.…

Obama wants to ID illegals barred from deportation

The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them,…

Bill to grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill Wednesday to authorize President Barack Obama’s war against Islamic State militants, saying Congress should not wait to see…

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job. In…

Move to clear civil rights arrest records after half-century

Move to clear civil rights arrest records after half-century

Fifty-four years after they were sentenced to a month of hard labor in a chain gang for ordering lunch in South Carolina, nine black men are getting a new day…

Deficit down, health insurance up for Obama

Deficit down, health insurance up for Obama

Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional…

Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that’s unfolding amid…

India gets religious, gender equality hints from Obama

India gets religious, gender equality hints from Obama

President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United…