NSA reviewing official's part-time private work

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

The National Security Agency is reviewing its decision to allow a top official to work part time for a cybersecurity firm that is pitching its services to the financial sector, the agency said on Friday.

Hagel seeks info on Iraq chemical weapons exposure

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his military chiefs and service-branch secretaries to look into questions about the medical care and treatment of about 20 service members who were exposed to chemical weapons during the Iraq war, a senior defense official said Friday.

Biden's son faces no bar review after discharge

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, faces no automatic review of his law license in Connecticut following his discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use, Connecticut legal authorities said Friday.

Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?

Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn't have Ebola

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

A woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot does not have Ebola, Virginia public health authorities said Friday, ending a daylong scare that forced the temporary quarantine of military members going to a Marine Corps ceremony in Washington.

Gov't to allow some Haitians to immigrate faster

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Thousands of Haitian immigrants approved to move to the United States to join relatives already living here will soon be able to immigrate before a visa is available, the Obama administration announced Friday.

Sources: Biden son out of Navy after drug test

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been expelled from the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter say.

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near Washington, officials said Friday.

General: Slow progress against militants in Iraq

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

The commander of U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants cautioned Friday against expecting quick progress in Iraq.

Obama announces plan to tighten card security

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.

Nurse with Ebola arrives at NIH in Maryland

|Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

A federal health official says a nurse infected with the Ebola virus is stable and resting comfortably at the National Institute of Health, a research hospital in Maryland.

Pentagon readying for long war in Iraq, Syria

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won't have to.

US to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

The federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states and extend federal benefits to those couples, the Justice Department said Friday.

Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date.

Kerry: Ebola presents 'test of global citizenship'

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with world diplomats on Friday to rush more money and supplies to battle the Ebola virus in west Africa, calling it "a real test of global citizenship."

Kerry to host top Chinese diplomat in Boston

|Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes a top Chinese diplomat to Boston on Friday.

GOP adviser sees problems with Ebola travel ban

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

A former HHS secretary under President George W. Bush says he sees "lots of problems" with using travel bans to contain diseases like Ebola.

Court: ULL lived up to contract with former coach

|Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

The state's high court has ruled that the University of Louisiana System and its Lafayette campus did not breach a former head football coach's contract when he was fired.

Apartments pushed up US homebuilding in September

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.