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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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Houston police nix use of fast- food numbers at crime scenes

HOUSTON (AP) - Police commanders in Houston say order numbers taken from a popular Texas fast-food restaurant cannot be used to highlight evidence at crime scenes.

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Baby abandoned by mom survived 3 days in plastic bag in bushes

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - Two sisters who thought a dog was making noises near their neighbor's bushes discovered something shocking: a filthy 8-month-old baby ...

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Chicago sues over sanctuary city threat; Sessions fires back

CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight against President Donald Trump's immigration policies to court, with Chicago becoming one of the first ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas inmates snatch keys, take control of part of prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six inmates snatched keys from three correctional officers at a maximum security prison in Arkansas on Monday and held the officers ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


‘Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that’d be great’

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) - John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Iowa school uses full-body wraps, denies mental care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa school for juvenile offenders subjects the boys to restraints and seclusion rooms and denies them essential mental health care ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona woman becomes 55th sent to death row in US

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman sentenced to death Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


School to promote healthy relationships after boy is charged

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The head of a school where a boy is accused of sexually assaulting five female classmates said Monday that it is reviewing ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


US in rare bull’s-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen injured in hazardous materials leak at SoCal dock

LONG BEACH (AP) - Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a container ship leaked a hazardous material in the Port ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Big, toothy 6-foot long fish found in Nevada chomped prey like sharks

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s unprecedented hands-on messaging carries risks for President

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - For the third time in six months, President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new communications director. But in ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Search called off for 3 US Marines who crashed

SYDNEY (AP) - U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Rare August tornado sends 30 to hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A rare late summer tornado smashed into a shopping district of Tulsa early Sunday just hours after it was packed with people ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Pence slams report on possible 2020 presidential groundwork

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


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