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Promising to provide Oklahoma “everything that it needs right away,” Mr. Obama dispatched W. Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to coordinate recovery efforts. Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, is to follow Mr. Fugate to Oklahoma on Wednesday. But although political leaders of both parties expressed sympathy for the victims, [...]

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As Obama Pledges Storm Aid, Some in Congress Talk of Budget Cuts

Promising to provide Oklahoma “everything that it needs right away,” Mr. Obama dispatched W. Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to coordinate recovery efforts. Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, is to follow Mr. Fugate to Oklahoma on Wednesday. But although political leaders of both parties expressed sympathy for the victims, it took only hours for Washington to face off over the possible cost of repairing the devastation and how it would be paid. For the moment, it was a strictly ... more→

7 Sneaky Causes of Winter Pain

VIDEO: Dr. Yael Halaas with tips on relieving cold and flu symptoms. Freezing temperatures, icy winds and slippery snow aren't just bone-chilling: They can also wreak havoc on your body in surprising -- and avoidable -- ways. From sadness to eye strain, backaches to foot pain, here are 7 ways that the winter can make your body ache, and what to do to feel better fast.Sneaky Causes of Winter Pain Is there a more frustrating -- and uncomfortable -- winter ... more→

Huge combo storm may pummel East Coast next week

WASHINGTON Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say.Though still projecting several days ahead of Halloween week, the computer models are spooking meteorologists. Government scientists said Wednesday the storm has a 70 percent chance of smacking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean, an early winter storm in the West, and ... more→

Heating Oil Costs Surge, and Many in Northeast Can’t Switch

AppId is over the quota AppId is over the quota Mr. Harris added a wood stove to help cut costs and now uses only about one-third of the oil the house would otherwise need. But that did not stop a deliveryman for Crowley Fuel from handing him a $471.21 bill earlier this month for a refill that should get him to April. “You just cross your fingers and hope that it doesn’t get too much worse,” Mr. Harris said. Actually, it probably will — for him ... more→

Putin Explains His Decision to Seek Presidency Again

Mr. Putin’s manifesto, which was published in the daily newspaper Izvestia, extends an invitation to citizens to engage in a broad-based dialogue with the country’s rulers and devotes considerable attention to the political implications of Russia’s growing middle class. But he also sends a message that he is not willing to negotiate with opposition figures who, he says, lack a clear agenda for the country. “A recurring problem in Russian history is the desire of a part of its elites to make leaps, to embrace ... more→