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Babies born to women who live close to fracked natural gas wells have an elevated risk of being born with a low birth weight, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
It’s too soon to know whether bitcoin is a bubble ready to burst, but not too soon to conclude that it has failed in its mission to be a viable alternative to sovereign currencies like the dollar, Greg Ip writes.
The upset defeat of Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election sparked finger-pointing Wednesday between the GOP establishment, who opposed Mr. Moore, and Donald Trump’s insurgent allies led by Steve Bannon, who backed him.
The results in Tuesday’s Senate election in Alabama leave an important question for the two political parties: Do they signal that Democrats are positioned for big gains in next year’s congressional elections? Or are they unique to a race that featured a flawed GOP candidate?
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday awarded a $1.8 billion contract to expand the Long Island Rail Road, even as its commissioners raised concerns costs.
Some lawmakers are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to add new safeguards against fraudulent public online comments amid an FCC vote Thursday to roll back rules that require internet-service providers to treat all web traffic equally.
As the U.S. military campaign against Islamic State winds down in the Middle East, the Trump administration is turning its focus to what it sees as a bigger threat: Iran.
The man accused of detonating a homemade pipe bomb near the Port Authority Bus Terminal this week faced a judge for the first time from his Manhattan hospital bed.
The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates for the third time this year and remained on track to chart a similar path next year, signaling continuity as the central bank enters a leadership reshuffle.
The number of Americans severely behind on payments on federal student loans reached 4.6 million in the third quarter, a doubling from four years ago, despite a historically long stretch of U.S. job creation and steady economic growth.
House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday reached an agreement on the final version of a tax bill that would lower the top individual rate to 37% and set a corporate rate of 21%, while eliminating the corporate alternative minimum tax.
The White House said Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of the president’s most prominent African-American supporters, will leave next month.
Rod Rosenstein defended the integrity of the agency’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, telling Congress he was working with Robert Mueller to ensure the investigation wouldn’t be affected by the political affiliations of any of its prosecutors.
Tuesday’s Alabama Senate win by Democrat Doug Jones is a huge personal blow to President Trump and could further drive a wedge between the president and Republican leaders, Gerald F. Seib writes.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday he would appoint Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to succeed Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who is resigning over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Five years after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, how the community marks the grim occasion hasn’t changed: privately, quietly and with a request for the media to stay away.
Massachusetts authorities want to allow hospital staff to send overdose patients to mandatory treatment for up to three days. The goal? Buy more time for addicts to accept longer-term treatment.
The GOP Congress’s looming changes to the tax code for so-called pass-through businesses could lead to a new era of business reorganization and tax-code gamesmanship.
The blaze that ripped through sprawling estates in the hillsides of Bel Air was sparked by an illegal cooking fire at a nearby homeless encampment nestled in scrubland, fire officials said, a finding that spotlights LA’s growing—and shifting—homeless population.
A top FBI agent and an FBI lawyer exchanged texts disparaging then-candidate Donald Trump, including calling him an “idiot” and a “menace,” according to copies of the messages the Justice Department provided Congress.