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Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US couple cleared in daughter’s death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - An American couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


W. Virginia gunman angry over ex’s trysts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The owner of a towing company who had ongoing beefs in his personal and professional life went on a shooting rampage, carrying out his grudges by killing his ex-girlfriend and two men she had been romantically involved with, as well as the owner of a rival tow truck company.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Security experts doubt North Korea hacked into Sony

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


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Philadelphia soda tax sold public interest over health

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the city of cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, a soda tax that regulates people's behavior is a hard sell.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


FedEx on trial for drug trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two giants - the U.S. government and FedEx - are set to do battle in a federal court over the explosive claim that ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Texas prep valedictorian says meant no offense with viral tweet

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as "undocumented" in a tweet touting her academic accomplishments said she didn't intend ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: 13-year-old Detroit boy killed over picking up $70

DETROIT (AP) - Three people were charged Thursday in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy, who prosecutors say was beaten and choked and whose body ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


No charges in death of Milwaukee mother shot by her toddler son

MILWAUKEE (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists’ deaths

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


City says it won’t meet deadline on surf gang’s illegal fort

PALOS VERDES ESTATES (AP) - A Southern California city told the state Coastal Commission it won't meet a deadline to tear down an illegal beach ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Campaign tweet-fight! Clinton, Trump camps brawl on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are engaged in their first full-blown Twitter war.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Woman admits to trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio woman has admitted to repeatedly trafficking her 11-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for heroin.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Congress sends Obama bill to regulate toxic chemicals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Consumer borrowing slows down during in April

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers slowed their borrowing in April after pushing up their debt levels by a record amount in March.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities: UPS knowingly shipped untaxed cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities said Tuesday they have proof UPS knowingly shipped about 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations to consumers ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada to do fresh analysis on rooftop solar costs, benefits

LAS VEGAS (AP) - State officials plan to do a fresh study on whether rooftop solar is a net benefit or burden for Nevada's electric ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Chronic absenteeism: 6.5M students

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class - and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


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