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Disaster victims told to repay aid from FEMA

Disaster victims told to repay aid from FEMA

The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City’s Rockaway peninsula. Now, the…

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire over tobacco ban

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire over tobacco ban

The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store in Westminster, but maybe not for…

Will Congress approve expanded role in Iraq?

Will Congress approve expanded role in Iraq?

Congress members returning to Capitol Hill next week will face a debate over President Barack Obama’s new $5.6 billion plan to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq and send up…

More than 1,000 employees face punishment from VA

More than 1,000 employees face punishment from VA

The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as it struggles to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans seeking health…

Fifth teenager dies from Washington state shooting

Fifth teenager dies from Washington state shooting

A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria. Harborview Medical…

Veteran American diplomat under investigation

Veteran American diplomat under investigation

A former veteran U.S. diplomat and expert on Pakistan is the subject of a federal investigation and had her security clearance revoked last month, the State Department said Thursday. The…

FBI agent inpersonated an AP reporter

FBI agent inpersonated an AP reporter

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility. In a letter…

Appeals Court upholds gay marriage bans in four states

Appeals Court upholds gay marriage bans in four states

A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again. A federal appeals court Thursday halted a run of rulings…

How courts differ on gay marriage rulings

How courts differ on gay marriage rulings

Breaking ranks with rulings from other federal courts, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Ohio upheld gay marriage bans in four states, saying the courts aren’t the…

A strong monthly job gain: Will it continue?

A strong monthly job gain: Will it continue?

Just after a midterm election that was driven by voters’ anxiety about the U.S. economy, the government is likely Friday to report the latest strong monthly job gain. Employers are…