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As more police agencies equip officers with body cameras--a movement that gained intensity after the police shooting of a fleeing man in South Carolina--authorities are having trouble processing and storing the mountains of video.

A Madison, Wis., man who is a convicted sex offender traveled to Turkey last year in a failed attempt to join Islamic State, according to the Justice Department.

Most economists see a stronger dollar as among the headwinds slowing first-quarter growth, according to a WSJ survey of economists.



A federal agency tasked with protecting the rights of government workers said Thursday it is on track this fiscal year to double its caseload of claims from Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers.

An outbreak of a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three people in Texas who became ill.



The same jurors who found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty for the deadly Boston Marathon bombing must now decide whether he should die for his crimes or spend his life in prison.

The U.S. Defense Department is tightening rules governing how defense companies spend $4 billion of its research budget each year and called on contractors to build in safeguards against cybercriminals.



The Ebola virus outbreak created a rare opportunity to test new vaccines, but that chance is slipping away amid squabbles over the right way to test treatments.

A new battle over organizing home health aides has sprung up in Pennsylvania as several groups try to block an executive order issued by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf that could make it easier for unions to target the low-wage but fast-growing group of workers.

Less restrictive stance paves way for some men and women to enlist who previously couldn't.

The U.S. Army has expanded a program that encourages immigrants with certain language and medical skills to enlist by offering them a fast track to U.S. citizenship.

Sovaldi, a pricey pill made by Gilead Sciences, caused Medicaid spending on hepatitis C treatments to soar last year, even as most states restricted access to the drug, leaving many low-income patients untreated.



The leaders of the U.S. and Cuba arrive for a regional summit this week looking to build on the historic thaw in their countries' relations but facing obstacles to fully normalizing ties.

California lawmakers, amid impassioned pleas from parents and doctors, Wednesday advanced a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated.

Real-estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana.

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