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  • Russia denies plans to introduce capital controls

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Central Bank says it isn't planning to put limits on investors' ability to pull money out of the country, a statement meant to assuage market fears that have seen the ruble tumble in recent weeks. The regulator said in a terse statement Tuesday it's "not considering any...

  • Red line service back to normal after heavy delays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro's red line is back to normal after a cracked rail caused delays in both directions during morning rush hour. The red line had been running on a single track between the Van Ness and Dupont Circle stations Tuesday morning. The cracked rail was at the Dupont Circle...

  • Palo Alto police nab fraud suspect after manhunt

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Palo Alto police have arrested a fraud suspect who allegedly evaded police for hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal. Officials say Dominique Arnett Tabb of San Francisco was arrested around 10 p.m. Monday. He is also wanted in...

  • Summers: Treasury undid one-third of Fed's bond-buying stimulus

    While the Federal Reserve has been trying to boost the economy by buying trillions of long-term government bonds, the Treasury Department has been undercutting its efforts by issuing more long-term securities, according to a new report.

  • Rhode Island GOP to file complaint over Democratic campaign ad: Here's why

    Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., violated state campaign finance law by appearing in a pricey TV spot together, the state's Republican Party alleged this week.

  • Secret Service director: 'It will never happen again'

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said she "takes full responsibility" for a recent incident in which a White House intruder reached the ceremonial heart of the White House before being detained.

  • White House front door now locks automatically

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach. Pierson told a House panel that the switch to automatic locks at the White House's north door was made after an Army veteran jumped the fence on Sept. 19...

  • NRSC airs three new ads in battlegrounds

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday released new campaign ads targeting North Carolina, Arkansas and Colorado, which are three of the most contested Senate races.

  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    As citizens in the northeast flee high tax states, the region has lost its influence in Washington. It had 141 House members in 1950 but that's down to just 85 today.

  • Secret Service: Use of force being reviewed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency's security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion. Pierson says all decisions and actions made on Sept....

  • Young Californian men beware: You could be branded a rapist

    California's bill, S.B.967, is the first in the nation to define consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement," but also codify into law that a "lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent."

  • Link between climate change, extreme weather hard to prove: federal scientists

    Man-made climate change, largely through burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels that scientists say warm the planet, did not necessarily explain the 16 extreme weather events for 2013 that the report covered.

  • Record 8 in 10 reading newspapers online, 38% on their phones

    More people than ever are reading newspapers online, driven by a huge surge of interest from women and a radical shift from paper to mobile devices like iPhones, a cheerful Newspaper of Association report reveals.

  • Secret Service head takes responsibility in breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson told lawmakers she takes full responsibility for the serious breach of the White House mansion eight days ago. That's when an Army veteran with a knife climbed the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion before he was...

  • Secret Service director says it's clear White House security plan was not properly executed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service director says it's clear White House security plan was not properly executed.



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