Delay stirs worries over health law WASHINGTON — The sudden delay of a major part of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch. The requireme...
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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressAssociated Press
Joblessness still hangs over rising economy WASHINGTON — Unemployment under President Barack Obama has remained high for the longest period since the Great Depression. Despite a slowly improving job market, the millions of Americans without ...
Jul 04, 2013 | 0 | 25 |
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated PressAssociated Press
Researchers create ‘bionic ear’ PRINCETON, N.J. — With a 3-D printer, a petri dish and some cells from a cow, Princeton University researchers are growing synthetic ears that can receive — and transmit — sound. The scientists sen...
Jul 04, 2013 | 0 | 28 |
By KATHY MATHESON and KEITH COLLINS Associated PressAssociated Press
More air passengers show up with guns WASHINGTON — Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And,...
Shelters couldn’t save 19 firefighters PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Trapped by a wildfire that exploded tenfold in a matter of hours, a crack team of firefighting “Hotshots” broke out their portable emergency shelters and rushed to climb into the ...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 | 32 |
By FELICIA FONSECA and HANNAH DREIER Associated PressAssociated Press
Obama calls spying on allies common WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama brushed aside sharp European criticism on Monday, suggesting that all nations spy on each other as the French and Germans expressed outrage over alleged U.S. eav...
Student loan rates double without Congress’ action WASHINGTON — College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it ...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 | 34 |
By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated PressAssociated Press
New spying allegations rile allies WASHINGTON — The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions against the U.S. over secret surveillance programs t...
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 | 22 |
by FRANK JORDANS and LARA JAKES Associated PressAssociated Press
‘War’ ends, Gettysburg park service ceremony next GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Sweat soaking their wool uniforms, the Union and Confederate soldiers met near the stone wall to exchange handshakes, pleasantries and even a few jokes. On this warm, sticky Sunda...
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 | 26 |
by GENARO C. ARMAS Associated PressAssociated Press
House takes up own immigration fix WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday that any attempt at comprehensive immigration legislation cannot offer a “special pathway to citizenship” for those...
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 | 27 |
by PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated PressAssociated Press