WASHINGTON — The final proposed budget of the Obama presidency seeks more taxes on the wealthy, a push to solve the riddle of cancer, a modest slowing of debt and deficits, more spending to defeat Islamic extremists and a renewed focus on cybersecurity.
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a surprising setback to President Barack Obama on Tuesday by putting his climate change policy on hold while coal producers and Republican-led states challenge its legality.
Robin Chandler Duke, who went to work in modeling, in journalism and on Wall Street to support her family, then married a moneyed U.S. ambassador and deployed her social connections and personal charisma in a decades-long campaign for women’s reproductive rights, died Feb. 6 at a retirement community in Charleston, South Carolina. She was 92.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Red Lobster’s surprise mention in a new Beyonce song is showing the Orlando-based restaurant chain the power of pop music, and the fickle nature of social media.
WASHINGTON — Optimism about the economy by U.S. small-business owners slipped last month to a nearly two-year low as concerns about slowing growth led to projections for fewer sales, according to survey results released Tuesday.
CHICAGO — Sears says it will accelerate plans to close unprofitable stores and will consider additional staff cuts as it tries to stem the red ink after what it called a “challenging” holiday selling season.
WASHINGTON — The threat of domestic Islamic terrorism is a political issue wielded by political candidates and debated hotly in Congress. But how serious is the threat?
The oil that leaked into the waters of a waterfowl sanctuary and the Potomac River last week was fuel oil, similar to home heating oil, officials investigating the spill said on Monday, but they do not yet know its source.
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has often dealt big blows to presidents in their second term.
The way federal prosecutors told it, Jesse Morton was an inspiration for terrorists across the world. Through his Revolution Muslim website, they said, the New York City man provided justification for violence in the name of Islam, encouraged followers to support Osama bin Laden and advocated attacks on the writers of “South Park” in retaliation for their depiction of the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.