Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 12:13pm
The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday.
Tami Abdollah and Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 12:11pm
A national commission was set Friday to deliver urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The report follows the worst hacking of U.S. government systems in history and accusations by the Obama administration that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election by hacking Democrats.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 12:01pm
President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, a policy that a spokesman says is not related to Trump's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline.
Deb Riechmann, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 11:21am
Responding to North Korea's recent nuclear test and alleged violations of U.N. resolutions, the U.S. is issuing new sanctions to cut off money to the country and counter what the Treasury Department calls continued "provocative behavior" by Pyongyang.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 11:20am
Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare — and they are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 11:02am
The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama's key proposals for managing the nation's vast military enterprise.