WASHINGTON — After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.
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NEW YORK — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean ended Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.
TOKYO — Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto’s beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not to give in to terrorism.
AMMAN, Jordan — The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week.
WASHINGTON — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.
DETROIT — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs.
NEW YORK — Motorcyclists may be their own worst enemy on the road.
You can donate blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm. Why not poop? Yes, your feces are perhaps your greatest untapped monetary resource. Thanks to a nonprofit organization called OpenBiome, you can cash in to the tune of $13,000 a year — and save lives while you’re at it.
WASHINGTON — Democrats are renewing efforts to protect children from the potential harm of electronic cigarettes, but the main event will come on the regulatory front if the Food and Drug Administration meets expectations and releases a final rule this year.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.
NEW YORK — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product.
Romney bows out of 2016 campaign
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.