February 7, 2013 The pace of claims for unemployment insurance changed little. That could be a sign that employers are hiring and firing at about the same rate as they did in 2012.
February 7, 2013 In northeastern Minnesota, moose are dying at an alarming rate. State officials are having difficulty determining why. And though hunters are not part of the problem, the state announced Wednesday that there will be no moose hunting season this coming fall. Disease? Predators? Climate change?
February 7, 2013 Also: A look at Winston Churchill's poetic side; Twitter buzzes over Tim Geithner's book plans; and Philip Roth is the object of a takedown.
February 7, 2013 If anything, already ominous-sounding forecasts are getting even more serious. By the the time it's all over this weekend, some parts of Massachusetts and surrounding states could have two feet of new snow on the ground.
February 7, 2013 Regulations to restrict the amount of silica dust that workers can inhale were set decades ago, and workplace safety experts say that limit needs to be cut in half. A proposal for new rules was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a 90-day review, but almost two years later, it's still under review.
February 7, 2013 As Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan has been associated with some controversial policies, including the use of armed drones. It's unlikely his appointment as CIA director is in trouble, but he's likely to face questions on drones as well as the agency's interrogation policies.
February 6, 2013 The decision to grant lawmakers access to the classified information comes a day before the president's pick to head the CIA has his confirmation hearing. The classified information details the rationale for targeted strikes against U.S. citizens believed to have links to al-Qaida.
February 6, 2013 Rubio is part of a bipartisan group of senators working on immigration reform legislation. He'll deliver his speech in English and Spanish.
February 6, 2013 The Obama administration wanted to keep the existence of the base secret. It has been used to target al-Qaida members in Yemen.
February 6, 2013 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he would seek to expand the state's Medicaid program under the terms of the Affordable Care Act a day after Ohio Gov. John Kasich effectively said the same thing when he unveiled his proposed budget.
February 6, 2013 The NRA's public list of corporations and individuals it says have "lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations" has some groups you'd expect, like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. But at more than 500 names deep, it includes others that may come as a surprise.
February 6, 2013 The buyer said he bought the Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card as an investment for his 4-year-old son who has health problems. The card was expected to go for $100,000.
February 6, 2013 The National Weather Service says that some parts of New England could end up with more than two feet of snow, this weekend. But this, they warn, is a difficult forecast.