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Mega-health deals bloom, Anthem bids $48B for Cigna

NEW YORK (AP) - Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Tourists worried about fire nix their Glacier National Park trips

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park are flooded with calls from worried tourists canceling their reservations or asking whether the Montana landmark will stay open as a wildfire sweeps through a popular part of the park.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


AT&T buys DirecTV, biggest traditional TV provider in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Jacket worn by Ringo Starr in movie gets $46K

BOSTON (AP) - The black wool double-breasted suit jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" has sold at auction for more than $46,500.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon TV anchor fired after testing positive for marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


UBER APPROACH TO MEDICINE

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Bono teams up with Revo for eye care awareness

NEW YORK (AP) - Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Alzheimer’s: Exercise good for brain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide- and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Teen arrested in grandparents’ deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The 14-year-old grandson of an Arkansas couple found dead behind their home was arrested Thursday and was awaiting arraignment on two counts of capital murder.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


There’s a beef: Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike

NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York's fast-food industry - and restaurant owners aren't loving it.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Woman sentenced to prison for fire that killed her teen son

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri woman who admitted scheming and setting a string of arson fires with her ex-husband to bilk hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurers was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for her role in a 2001 blaze that killed their 15-year-old son.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Scientists: We have a taste for fat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Did teen brothers stab five family members to death?

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma police responding to a 911 call in which no one spoke found a gruesome scene at a suburban Tulsa home - five members of a family dead or dying from stabbing and a sixth wounded but alive near the front door.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Belt, Posey gang up on Padres’ pen in Giants win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain knows he doesn't have time to settle in after returning to the San Francisco Giants following a long layoff.

July 23, 2015 | | Nation


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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 H-bombs accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Charge dropped for ‘It’s OK To Be White’ commentator

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) - A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Soon you can watch NFL free on your phone

NEW YORK (AP) - Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


New Yorker fires reporter for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Mass shootings aren’t more frequent but they are much deadlier

ATLANTA (AP) - It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) - The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Price hikes push insurance shoppers into hard choices

BRYSON, Texas (AP) - Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


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


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