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Birth control rule dividing high court?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Extra time to enroll for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

IRS: Bitcoin will be taxed like property

WASHINGTON (AP) - Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property - not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

WTC parachute jump: ‘Selfish act’?

NEW YORK (AP) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York police commissioner denounced the parachute jump off 1 World Trade Center last fall by three skydiving enthusiasts as a lawless act that put others in danger.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Proposal to end NSA’s phone sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) - To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that would leave the bulk storage of millions of Americans' telephone records in the hands of phone companies, even though they are convinced the information now held by the government is protected and question whether the changes would actually do more to protect privacy.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Agencies seek to clarify wetlands rules

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal agencies Tuesday asserted regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands in an effort to clarify which are shielded from development under the Clean Water Act, an issue that remains in dispute even after two U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Judge spares life of dog that mauled child

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

GOP’s Kashkari proposes tax breaks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 10-year corporate tax credit for companies that move to California and create more than 100 new jobs, diverting nearly $10 billion in high-speed rail bond money to water storage projects and promoting fracking for oil and natural gas are among the policy proposals released Tuesday by Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Court upholds SF gun restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld two San Francisco gun laws challenged by the National Rifle Association and gun owners who live in the city.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Firefighter handcuffed by CHP officer files claim

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A firefighter who was handcuffed by a California Highway Patrol officer during a dispute at a crash scene has filed a claim against the CHP.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Facebook buys virtual reality firm for $2B

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality technology may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Intel buys fitness tracker maker Basis

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chipmaker Intel has bought Basis Science, the startup behind the popular fitness tracker by the same name, for an undisclosed sum.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation

Camera used on moon landing sold for $758,489

VIENNA (AP) - It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price - nearly $760,000.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation

14 dead in Washington mudslide

OSO, Wash. (AP) - The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for as the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation

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Texas cuts off Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas announced Monday it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos that featured discussions about fetal tissue ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Potential delay on some upgrades to gov’t insurance site

WASHINGTON (AP) - With sign-up season starting in less than two weeks, the Obama administration indicated on Monday that some long-awaited upgrades to the government's ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Health law fine on the uninsured will more than double

WASHINGTON (AP) - The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

‘Hell on Wheels’ arrested for DUI

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a woman accused of drunken driving and hitting six vehicles initially identified herself to an officer as "Hell on ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

We will Rock U: College takes root in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) - It's a syllabus you can head bang to.

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

One rather large diamond for wedding

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia couple who first met nine years ago on a softball diamond decided to team up there, too, tying ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

2 men seriously injured in shark attacks

HONOLULU (AP) - Two men were seriously injured Saturday in separate shark attacks off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Family of 5 dead after SUV goes into lake

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An entire family, including three young children, died Sunday after their vehicle went into a suburban Phoenix lake, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Finding alternatives to suspending students

DALLAS (AP) - The recent arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb led to widespread ridicule of school ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Boy, 6, fatally shoots brother, 3

CHICAGO (AP) - A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 3-year-old brother while playing "cops and robbers" with a gun their father told investigators he ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Rats winning the face in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - To many in New York City, the rats are winning.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Therapy dogs in courts to help soothe child victims

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The girl had shut down, slumping in her chair as if she had hoped it would swallow her up.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Martha Stewart says she should have purchased Kmart

NEW YORK (AP) - If Martha Stewart had her way, Kmart could have been KMartha.

October 15, 2015 | | Nation

Push for pilot strike at Allegiant

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Teamsters union is making a new push to end contract negotiations with Allegiant Air and move closer to a strike by pilots.

October 15, 2015 | | Nation

Dietary supplements send 23,000 to hospitals yearly

ATLANTA (AP) - Many claim to be natural, which may sound safe, but dietary supplements send 23,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year, a ...

October 14, 2015 | | Nation

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