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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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Amazon plans to hire 1,000s in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Facebook’s ads keep creeping into new apps

MENLO PARK (AP) - Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Coke Zero now Coke Zero Sugar

NEW YORK (AP) - Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar.

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s order: Bar all transgender troops from military

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


House GOP works to deliver on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) - After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


House, Senate GOP reach deal to move financial sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

NEW YORK (AP) - Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Scalise discharged from hospital, begins rehabilitation

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


California knocks Trump as it extends cap & trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


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