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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they're eligible.

 

 

Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.

 

Actress Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.

 

Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in person at an upcoming get-together.

 

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

 

DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.

 

 

Ukraine says it will deny access to Russian aid

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

A convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, but Ukraine said it would deny the mission entry because it has not been certified by the Red Cross and could be a covert military operation.

 

 

AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.

 

 

Busted: Five myths about Facebook's messenger app

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.

 

 

Woman punched by highway patrolman speaks

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.

 

 

California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.

 

 

Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.

 

 

Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.

 

 

Ebola: Just the facts

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

 

White students to no longer be majority at school

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

 

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed.

 

 

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