WASHINGTON, D.C. — As biotech masterminds and venture capitalists scramble to hatch a new generation of environmentally friendly fuels that can help power the average gasoline-burning car, they are confronting an unexpected obstacle: the White House.
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FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury on Monday refused to indict a white police officer in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, unleashing angry protests by demonstrators who said the outcome proved the justice system’s failure to value the lives of African-Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — States are improvising to confront the Ebola crisis, raising questions about uniformity, effectiveness and legality.
More than 40 years ago, two young Washington Post reporters began digging into a local burglary that would have roused little interest except for one odd fact: One of the five men arrested at the Democratic Party’s national headquarters worked for the re-election campaign of President Richard M. Nixon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AT&T Inc. agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims that the company billed wireless customers for unauthorized charges for services including horoscopes, ring tones and love tips.
Americans are living longer than ever before, new government data shows.
DALLAS — Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, died Wednesday more than a week after he was hospitalized in Dallas, officials announced.
The arrest of a man suspected of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham this month has provided a break in a similar case from five years ago, Virginia State Police announced Monday.
LOS ANGELES — To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
DETROIT — The number of people killed in crashes caused by General Motors’ defective ignition switches has reached 23 as of Friday, according to GM victim fund chief Ken Feinberg.
Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Blame reality TV. Blame films about sexually active youths. Blame, as always, the Internet.
ORLANDO, Fla. — As controversy over marine captivity has heightened, some attractions are eliminating or scaling back dolphin shows and facing government crackdowns on whale breeding.
LOS ANGELES — If you don’t want to dumb down with age, vitamin D may be the meal ticket.
Despite recent progress in preventing the deaths of its youngest citizens, the United States’ infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world’s most developed nations, a new report says.