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HealthCare.gov ‘passive’ on heading off fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) - With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report released Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Tourist pot complaints up at ERs in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's tourists aren't just buying weed now that it's legal - they're ending up in emergency rooms at rates far higher than residents, according to a new study.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Carson questions Obama’s blackness

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


John Dillinger’s relative faces theft charges

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A great-nephew of John Dillinger who for years has fought to protect and clear the infamous bank robber's name is being investigated for theft.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Police: Toddler ejected from crash, mom fled the scene

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque woman is expected to face child abuse charges after she crashed on a busy freeway during rush hour and left behind two children, the youngest of whom was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts, The Associated Press has learned.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Obama contends Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba slammed into a wall of Republican opposition on Tuesday, stopping cold Obama's hope for a bipartisan effort to "close a chapter" that began in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


CDC: 1 in 2 black gay men in US will be diagnosed with HIV

NEW YORK (AP) - About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities find body of bride’s missing father from India

ISLETON (AP) - A body floating in a slough was identified as a man who was visiting from India and disappeared from his daughter's wedding reception more than a week earlier.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Backlash to transgender bathroom choices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In clashes over which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students should use, the U.S. Department of Education has warned public schools that a 1970s sex discrimination law makes it illegal to deny them access to the facilities of their choice.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump’s favorite excuse? It was just a ‘retweet’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect picked up fares before, between killings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged Monday that it received complaints about erratic driving by the suspect in the random shootings that killed six people in Kalamazoo, and a prosecutor said the man admitted carrying out the attacks.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen accused of killing his 10-year-old sister

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) - The death of a 10-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of her 15-year-old brother, stunned employees of a Florida sheriff's office who had tried to help the family in the past, an authority with the office said Monday.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


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Creative middle name for 14th son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Officials: Toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns

PHOENIX (AP) - High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats shy from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push

ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Woman steals ID to get six- figure job, but can’t do the work

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians now rethinking marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea says it has suspended nuclear testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) - The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Suspended fraternity contends offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House

NEW YORK (AP) - The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia (AP) - A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his ...

April 16, 2018 | | Nation


Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


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