Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
The Obama administration says more than 462,000 people selected a health plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through HealthCare.gov. And there's a new sign-up effort tied to shopping malls and Black ...

Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

President Barack Obama tries to quiet one of three hecklers as he addresses the crowd after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.



Which turkey will Obama pardon - Mac or Cheese?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass?

U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards to cut pollution
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter curbs on ground-level ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions, in a move industry groups said would place a heavy burden on the U.S. economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said it would set National Ambient Air Quality Standard between 65 and 70 parts per billion concentration of ozone and consider public comments on standards within a 60 to 75 ppb range. The EPA must finalize the rule by October. It will replace the current standard of 75 ppb set in 2008. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, an Iranian Jewish man lights candles at the at the tomb of Harav Oursharga, one of the holiest Jewish sites in Iran, in the city of Yazd 420 miles (676 kilometers) south of capital Tehran. More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimages like many others in the Islamic Republic until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:



U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure

Justice Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women's Conference in Long BeachBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, was resting comfortably after having a stent placed in her right coronary artery and is expected to be discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center within 48 hours, the statement said. She reported discomfort after routine exercise on Tuesday night, according to the court statement. ...



U.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report

U.S. President Obama speaks about immigration reform in ChicagoGENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods. In an open letter issued in Geneva, the seven investigators and academic legal experts, said publication of the report by a Senate committee would be welcomed by victims of torture and their supporters everywhere. Among the signatories were the world body's special rapporteurs for torture and for freedom of expression. ...



White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Dozens of tax perks would have been extended through the end of next year, including breaks for race horse owners, manufacturers of electric motorcycles and improvements at NASCAR tracks. Other recently expired tax breaks include tax credits for biodiesel, for coal produced in Indian country, and breaks for energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.



Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

FILE - in this July 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Inhofe, who will take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in January, said in a statement late Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2104, that a stricter standard to be announced Wednesday by the Obama administration on smog-forming pollution allowed in the air "will lower our nation's economic competitiveness and stifle job creation for decades." He vowed "vigorous oversight" of the proposal in his new position. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry.



Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

In this photo provided by ABC News, ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, left, interviews Ferguson, MO., police officer Darren Wilson, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Missouri. The interview will air during ABC News programs and platforms on Nov. 25 and 26. (AP Photo/ABC News, Kevin Lowder)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.



Obama to hold talks with Jordan's King Abdullah
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will hold talks at the White House next week with Jordan's King Abdullah, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.

Tuesday Night In Ferguson: A Torched Police Car And A Molotov Cocktail But Violence Ebbs
FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of demonstrators returned to the streets of Ferguson on Tuesday night in response to the grand jury decision not to bring criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male on Aug. 9.

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