WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies — as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds — to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in announcing an ambitious plan on Friday to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in cutting-edge biomedical research for treatments tailored to the genetic makeup of individual patients, said the effort would “lay the foundation for a new generation of lifesaving discoveries.”
U.S. stocks moved lower in late-afternoon trading Friday as investors weighed the consequences of a slowdown in U.S. economic growth and the impact of a strengthening dollar on corporate earnings. Oil prices surged.
WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.
WASHINGTON — “Thank God for Mississippi,” the old saying goes. The idea here being that no matter how badly things are in your state — when it comes to health, or income, or education — there’s a good chance that you’re still doing better than Mississippi, which holds the dubious distinction of ranking dead last among the states on a variety of well-being indicators.
After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.
TOKYO — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Marion “Suge” Knight, the former rap music mogul with a long history of violent crimes, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of a hitting and killing a man with his car and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON — Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.
WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans young and old to get vaccinated against measles because of a sharp uptick in cases in the new year.
WASHINGTON — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.
MEXICO CITY — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline to Canada’s tar sands, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up another battle with the White House over energy and the environment.
Obama calls for spending surge