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Skimpy health law plans leave some 'underinsured'

01/04/2014 1:36am
For working people making modest wages and struggling with high medical bills from chronic disease, President Barack Obama's health care plan sounds like long-awaited relief. But the promise could go unfulfilled.

Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

01/04/2014 2:29am
It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people.

Democrats breaking GOP's long lock on Cuban vote

01/04/2014 2:33am
For more than two decades, running for Congress in this sun-soaked capital of Cuban exiles has required two things: a Republican registration card and a hard line toward the Castro regime.

Obama calls for restoring unemployment benefits

01/04/2014 4:01am
President Barack Obama is urging Congress to reinstate jobless benefits for more than a million Americans.

Texas ranchers hit hard by drought eye rebuilding

01/04/2014 9:02am
After a dispiriting stretch of years, many Texas ranchers are optimistic as drought, expensive feed and other conditions that decimated their cattle herds start to loosen their grip. But rebuilding their herds will be neither cheap nor a short-term process, even in the nation's top cattle-producing state.

Push for sentencing changes underway in Congress

01/04/2014 9:43am
An unusual alliance of tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in the country's mandatory sentencing laws.

Few Katrina legal battles linger 8 years later

01/04/2014 10:06am
A judge's dismissal of many claims against the federal government over levee breaches in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina leaves few storm-related legal battles left to fight.

Few Katrina legal battles linger 8 years later

01/04/2014 10:06am
A team of plaintiffs' attorneys has spent roughly $16 million to sue the Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches that flooded most of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Joseph Bruno, one of those lawyers, estimates that they ultimately will recoup a mere $3.5 million of their investment.

Ex-first lady Barbara Bush leaves Houston hospital

01/04/2014 10:57am
Former first lady Barbara Bush praised the staff of a Texas hospital where she spent nearly a week being treated for pneumonia before going home Saturday.

Snowstorm presents new NYC mayor with early test

01/04/2014 11:54am
With the snow still swirling from a fierce winter storm that threatened to snarl the city, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped out of his Brooklyn home and started to shovel.

Ted Cruz still a dual US-Canadian citizen

01/04/2014 1:07pm
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz vowed months ago to renounce his Canadian citizenship by the end of 2013, but the Calgary-born Republican is still a dual citizen.

Cruz hopes to 'soon' renounce Canadian citizenship

01/04/2014 1:15pm
Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has yet to renounce his birth country's citizenship as promised _ but a spokeswoman said Saturday the tea party darling plans to have that finished soon.

Jahi McMath's mom clear to take her from hospital

01/04/2014 2:17pm
A judge said Friday that the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery can remove her daughter from a California hospital if she assumes full responsibility for the consequences.

3rd person dies after Minn. apartment explosion

01/04/2014 3:52pm
A third person injured in Minneapolis apartment building explosion has died, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday.

Veteran NY newsman Donald Forst dies at 81

01/04/2014 4:27pm
Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also worked at more than a dozen other newspapers, died Saturday at age 81.

Colorado shooting victim's dad forgives classmate

01/04/2014 5:24pm
The father of a 17-year-old girl who was fatally shot at her suburban Denver high school said Wednesday that he and his wife have forgiven the killer, and he asked others to do the same.

NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

01/04/2014 6:58pm
New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

Barbara Bush discharged from hospital, spokesman says

01/04/2014 8:48pm
Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, a family spokesman said.

Historic freeze could break Midwest temp records

01/04/2014 8:55pm
The deep freeze expected soon in the Midwest, New England and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia.

2 survive small-plane crash off California coast

01/04/2014 9:49pm
The pilot of a small airplane that experienced engine failure and went down Saturday off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island said it never occurred to him that he wouldn't survive the crash.