Survey: Uninsured rate falling...Keeping an eye on people with secrets



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The clock is ticking toward the deadline to sign up for President Barack Obama's health care law and now a major tracking survey suggests visible results. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released today, found that 15.9 percent of U.S. adults are uninsured, down from 17.1 percent for the last three months of 2013. That translates roughly to 3 million to 4 million people getting coverage.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials and documents reviewed by The Associated Press indicate a system 10 years in the making is designed to keep an eye on the keepers of secrets. The system would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances to identify rogue agents, corrupt officials and leakers.

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The earth shook last night under the Pacific seabed 50 miles west of Eureka and about four miles down off Northern California. Officials say a magnitude-6.9 earthquake was followed by about a half-dozen aftershocks, including one of magnitude 4.6. There were no reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami warning.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Dozens of ships and aircraft are still looking for any sign of a missing Malaysian Boeing 777 that disappeared on a flight to Beijing with 239 people aboard. Investigators say they're pursuing "every angle" to explain its disappearance. Attention is focused on how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says the group has warned Afghans not to take part in the April presidential election and that it has ordered its fighters to disrupt the vote. The spokesman says the Taliban are also telling clerics across to country to spread the word that the election is "an American conspiracy."

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