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Federal contract workers wage one-day "strike"

Posted: 11/13/2014 - A group of low-wage federal contract workers are walking off the job at the Capitol and other federal buildings and landmarks for one day to press for higher pay.

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US troops returning from Africa head to Langley

Posted: 11/13/2014 - The Pentagon says about 80 troops returning from the Ebola mission in Africa will arrive Thursday in Virginia and be isolated for 21 days at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

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Hagel sees progress, setbacks against militants

Posted: 11/13/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. and coalition forces are making progress against Islamic State militants. But he says the American people must prepare for a long and difficult struggle.

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Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

Posted: 11/08/2014 - As Ebola-related quarantine policies have arisen around the United States, some health workers are reassessing whether they can be among the hundreds that officials say are needed.

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Another teen wounded in Wash. school shooting dies

Posted: 11/08/2014 - Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to five the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago.

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Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq

Posted: 11/07/2014 - President Barack Obama is authorizing the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to combat the Islamic State group.

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Military names 5 US bases for Ebola mission troops

Posted: 11/07/2014 - U.S. officials say the top U.S. military officer has designated five U.S. bases where American troops would be housed and isolated for 21 days upon returning from Africa after serving in the Ebola-response mission.

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A look at what's next for gay marriage in US

Posted: 11/07/2014 - A decision by a panel of federal judges to uphold anti-gay marriage laws in four states has created a split among the nation's appeals courts.

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US rig count down 4 to 1,925

Posted: 11/07/2014 - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 1,925.

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Obama seeks $5.6B to fight Islamic State rebels

Posted: 11/07/2014 - Congressional officials say they're expecting a more than $5 billion administration request to pay for munitions and other military requirements to combat Islamic State militants who have seized control of large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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Yellen pledges clear signals for rate policies

Updated: 11/07/2014 - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is striving to clearly communicate its intentions on interest rates in order to minimize surprises that could disrupt financial markets both in the United States and globally.

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Navy SEAL whose shots killed bin Laden goes public

Posted: 11/06/2014 - The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself Thursday amid debate over whether special operators should be recounting their secret missions.

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Canceled flights rising, airlines blame fire

Posted: 11/06/2014 - Flight delays and cancellations on U.S. airlines rose in September, with some of the disruption caused by a fire that shut down an air traffic control center near Chicago.

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Vaccine spray may not work for swine flu in kids

Posted: 11/06/2014 - Health officials say the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year.

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