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UnitedHealth casts doubt on overhaul exchanges

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest health insurer is questioning its future in public insurance exchanges, the latest signal of major concerns about the online marketplaces that have helped the Affordable Care Act extend coverage to millions of people.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own party as lawmakers reflected the anxiety of voters back home.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week's Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn't in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


What’s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK’d by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Daughter guilty of murdering 96 -year-old mother

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A 72-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting her 96-year-old mother in the Southern California home they shared.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle with police left at least two people dead and eight arrested. The fate of the alleged ringleader was unclear, with authorities saying he was not taken alive and they were trying to determine if he died in the raid.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell another.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States, calling new requirements in the bill "untenable."

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Students want Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Students staged a protest Wednesday inside the office of Princeton University's president, demanding the school remove the name of former school president and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from programs and buildings over what they said was his racist legacy.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Girl testifies against parents in Arizona imprisonment case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One of three young sisters who authorities say were imprisoned in an Arizona home for months testified Wednesday that her mother and stepfather monitored the girls with video cameras, awoke them at night to march in place, and forced them to urinate and defecate in their bedroom closets.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


House bill would limit calorie labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supermarkets and pizza chains would get some relief from government calorie labeling rules under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


$2M awarded to man who had surgery on wrong side of brain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain has been awarded $2 million by the state's claims commission.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Group blasts ‘unsafe’ toys

BOSTON (AP) - Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


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Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas justice of the peace has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Video of men hooking shark at pier sparks state probe

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - California authorities are investigating after video surfaced of fishermen reeling in what appears to be a juvenile great white shark on the ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) - Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Former Montana Rep. Zinke takes helm of Interior Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke was sworn in Wednesday as secretary of the Interior Department, assuming oversight of 400 million acres of public ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Colorado pot club plan clears 1st hurdle

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allow marijuana clubs.

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Widow: Rodney Dangerfield gets ‘no respect’ with mural

NEW YORK (AP) - Rodney Dangerfield made a career out of getting "no respect." His widow contends he's not getting much in death, either.

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win

NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump's victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House.

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


White House staff told to preserve Russia- related materials

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House lawyers have instructed the president's aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Trump idea to expand health care competition across states faces hurdles

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Allowing insurers to market health care policies across state lines is one of President Donald Trump's main ideas for bringing down costs.

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


75% of USA population within three miles of a McDonald’s

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's acknowledged that it lost 500 million customer transactions in the U.S. since 2012, and said it plans to use ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Scant demand for California carbon emission permits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California saw another three months of weak demand for pollution permits amid persistent uncertainty about the future of the state's cap on ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100 workers, citing Philadelphia tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia's new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Yahoo punishes CEO in fallout from security breakdown

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer and parting ways with its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) - An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot ...

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


Mardi Gras crash suspect’s alcohol level 3 times limit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly ...

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


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