09/17/14 02:46 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment...
09/17/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate will be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate at a record-low level near zero since 2008 to try to...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/17/14 02:32 PM
The central bank's monetary policy committee maintained its promise that it would keep short-term interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" in its statement following a two-day meeting Wednesday.
09/17/14 02:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. The Fed said it intends to keep its benchmark rate near zero as long as inflation remains...
By Steve Doty | 09/17/14 02:28 PM
The state of Maryland announced new resources Wednesday to help families and communities who are taking in the children who have crossed the border illegally and gotten caught.
09/17/14 02:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period.
By Ed Sykes | 09/17/14 02:12 PM
"We're better than that," Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said.
By Sean Lengell | 09/17/14 02:11 PM
An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the department has failed to follow through on key proposals for improving diplomatic security.
By Becket Adams | 09/17/14 01:56 PM
It shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to hear Vice President Joe Biden engaging in controversial and/or offensive speech. Indeed, he's infamous for this sort of thing.
By Betsy Woodruff | 09/17/14 01:59 PM
The Tea Party Leadership Fund is starting its effort with a website and a Facebook page as well as an email soliciting petition signatures and donations on the same day that the South Carolina Republican is leading hearings on the attacks in Benghazi.
By Rebecca Berg | 09/17/14 01:52 PM
Vice President Joe Biden struck a notably political tone during a speech Wednesday in Iowa, just three days after Hillary Clinton hinted at a presidential bid with a trip to the state.
By Paul Bedard | 09/17/14 01:41 PM
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading 2016 GOP presidential contender, on Wednesday ripped President Obama's military spending and troop cuts, charging that he has "failed the first test of leadership as commander-in-chief."
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 01:35 PM
Sen. Joe Manchin is among several Senate Democrats who are likely to vote against the government funding measure that includes authorization for President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/17/14 01:34 PM
Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School on Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the justices will be watching the Cincinnati-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is currently considering a gay marriage case.
09/17/14 01:30 PM
DALLAS (AP) — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from about 40,000 temporary holiday workers hired last year....
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