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  • Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner steps down, ran health care rollout

    WASHINGTON – Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's stepping down at the end ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:43 am
  • Ohio man accused in Capitol terror plot due in court

    CINCINNATI – A 20-year-old Ohio man arrested in an FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol is scheduled to go before ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • John Kerry offers 'big hug' to Paris after attacks

    PARIS – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid respect in both English and French on Friday to the victims of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • U.S. consumer prices drop 0.4 percent in December

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and provid ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Moving swiftly, U.S. eases Cuban travel and trade rules

    WASHINGTON – Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportun ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Parents of U.S. terror defendant say they saw a change in him

    CINCINNATI – Christopher Lee Cornell showed little direction in his life, spending hours playing video games in his bedroom in his parents’ apartment, ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in U.S.

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – For Mexicans living in the U.S. illegally and hoping to stay in the country under President Barack Obama's new immigration policy, ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

    NEW YORK – This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last de ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • Condoleezza Rice says she was stunned CIA mission was leaked

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice told jurors Thursday she was stunned to learn that a classified mission to thwart ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • John Kerry says he's going to give 'a big hug to Paris'

    PARIS – Pledging "to share a big hug with Paris" and show American solidarity with the French people after last week's deadly terrorist attacks, U.S. ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

    LOS ANGELES – Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the s ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to free expression

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • U.S. loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on A ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 8:55 am
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    Jan. 15, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It's a breeze

    TRENTON, N.J. – It's like OpenTable for medical appointments.No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 8:33 am
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