Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno says the city has been disproportionately targeted for the resettling of refugees. Sarno has written a letter to the State Department asking them to stop the influx for safety reasons. Local charities have settled 1,500 refugees in Western Mass since 2011 using federal funds. The vast majority of refugees have been funneled into the city of Springfield.
Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier to get their questions answered this year.
The German carmaker plans to begin recalling cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.
U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month.
Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country.