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Is America ready to defend itself against Ebola?

Is America ready to defend itself against Ebola?

The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is…

If your money safe from hackers?

If your money safe from hackers?

Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken…

Jesse Matthew: A contradiction, even to his friends

Jesse Matthew: A contradiction, even to his friends

Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the kind of guy who would bust your lip, then regretfully drive you to the hospital. A “cool individual” around other guys, but a bit…

Secret Service scandals spark rare bipartisanship

Secret Service scandals spark rare bipartisanship

The scandal that’s rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president’s safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill. With a month more to go…

Two-thirds of Americans back Mideast airstrikes

Two-thirds of Americans back Mideast airstrikes

Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there’s a high risk of a…

Jobless rate drops to lowest level since July 2008

Jobless rate drops to lowest level since July 2008

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. The Labor Department report…

Supreme Court still sidetracking gay marriage issue

Supreme Court still sidetracking gay marriage issue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The seven different cases pending…

Pierson’s Secret Service tenure: Short and gone

Pierson’s Secret Service tenure: Short and gone

One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president. Pierson’s undoing was not…

Embattled Secret Service director resigns

Embattled Secret Service director resigns

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President…

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

Obama looking for way to recapture Latino support

After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help…