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HEUninsured turn to daily deal sites for health care

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time Mark Stella went to the dentist he didn't need an insurance card. Instead, he pulled out a Groupon.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

NEW YORK (AP) - After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless on Friday dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Hawaii toy store group suspected in Wal-Mart theft

HONOLULU (AP) - Members of a group suspected of hauling items out of a Hawaii toy store who claim they stole the toys as gifts for their children are also suspects in a theft two days prior of two flat-screen televisions, Honolulu police said Thursday.

December 29, 2011 | | Nation


State child care cuts force hard choice on working class parents

OXNARD (AP) - Sarah Comito rolls out of bed before dawn most days and slips quietly out of her house. Before her rambunctious toddler wakes up, she heads off to work as a waitress in an upscale weight-loss resort in Malibu.

December 29, 2011 | | Nation


DC ordered to pay $1M in historic gun case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia has been ordered to pay more than $1 million in attorneys' fees as a result of a historic gun case that was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 29, 2011 | | Nation


Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment

Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, said Thursday that it will start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.

December 29, 2011 | | Nation


Rescue group in crisis mode after cat euthanized over $400 medical expense

PHOENIX (AP) - Animal lovers threatened to pull donations to an animal rescue group and the public flooded the agency with scathing comments and calls after a man's cat was euthanized when he couldn't afford its medical care, prompting the Arizona Humane Society to go into damage-control mode Wednesday.

December 28, 2011 | | Nation


Did Cheetah from 1930s Tarzan flicks die?

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at 80. But other accounts call that claim into question.

December 28, 2011 | | Nation


Bachmann loses Iowa campaign chairman as he switches to Paul

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Michele Bachmann's struggling presidential campaign saw her Iowa chairman defect Wednesday to rival Ron Paul's side, an embarrassing blow that came as some called for her to leave the race to free up her supporters for other candidates.

December 28, 2011 | | Nation


Police: NJ educator vidoed boys in shower

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) - An educator using a secretly installed camera videotaped teenage boys in the shower at a Catholic high school for nearly three years, authorities said.

December 28, 2011 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

OCCUPY ACTIVISTS MEET IN IOWA, PLAN CAUCUS EVENTS: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Already they have interrupted Michele Bachmann and drawn a withering putdown from Newt Gingrich as "all noise, no thought."

December 27, 2011 | | Nation


Sen. Nelson announces retirement

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Democrats on Tuesday lamented Sen. Ben Nelson's decision to retire rather than seek a third term in Nebraska, fearing the move sets up Republicans for an easy and crucial victory in their effort to reclaim control of the chamber next year.

December 27, 2011 | | Nation


Department of Defense says reported sexual assaults up at three USA military academies

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The number of reported sexual assaults at the nation's three major military academies rose overall in the latest academic year from one year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

December 27, 2011 | | Nation


December is a busy month for popping the ultimate question

NEW YORK (AP) - The heck with lovey-dovey Valentine's Day. Turns out December, with its holiday cheer, romantic winter backdrops and family gatherings, is among the busiest months for popping the question.

December 27, 2011 | | Nation


Alaska teen critical after heroin OD

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 14-year-old Alaska girl was in critical condition days after a 26-year-old man injected her with heroin at his Anchorage home, authorities said Tuesday.

December 27, 2011 | | Nation


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Evans says Giants have parameters of Stanton trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco's flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of ...

December 08, 2017 | | Nation


Pace of confirmations gives McConnell chance to bask in wins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not prosecuted in abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of former Democratic Rep. John Conyers who's a possible candidate for his father's vacated U.S. House seat ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Democrats expect Franken will resign from US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded Missouri officer in stable condition after shooting

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police officer who was shot in the head by a handcuffed burglary suspect outside of the police station ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


House votes to kill Democrat’s resolution to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as most Democrats joined ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring ...

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Parties sober up

NEW YORK (AP) - 'Tis the season to keep that office holiday party from adding to the list of workplace sexual misconduct scandals.

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


McDonald’s revives Dollar Menu with $1, $2 and $3 items

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dollar Menu is making a McComeback.

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Man angry about parking stabbed 2, mowed down others

NEW YORK (AP) - A man angry about a parking dispute stabbed two people and then drove into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Trump suggests willingness to negotiate on GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says he never asked Comey to stop Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday in a tweet that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Roiled by claims, Alabama Senate race goes off the rails

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Shouting matches and threats. A feud with a late-night television host. Standing ovations and standoffs with the media. Long stretches without campaigning.

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Fight over travel rules goes back to appeals courts

SEATTLE (AP) - For most of the time Syrian refugee Mohammad Al Zayed has been in the United States, judges have been wrestling with the Trump ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


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