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  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Social Security's massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034, although disability ...

  • US stocks fall at midday on cooling home sales

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after a report of sluggish sales in the housing market. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,974 as of 12 ...

  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with The Associated ...

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation ...

  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month. Poland's Radek Sikorski ...

  • Syrian army casualties surge, raising death toll

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, making it one of the worst death tolls in the country's civil war, ...

  • Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating ...

  • Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe. Francis flew by helicopter Monday to visit the ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming. The region exports more coal — and the heat-trapping pollution that comes with it — than any place in the U.S. At the same time, ...

  • Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place ...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh language, officials say the criticism of Kerry could put the ...

  • AP Top Science News At 11:40 a.m. EDT

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor ...

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 11:36 a.m. EDT

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) Review: 'Guardians' is irreverent but not enough 'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs A double-header of biopics for Chadwick Boseman Report says surveillance is hampering journalists Take off your clothes to make it in TV Sarah Palin launches ...

  • Review: 'Guardians' is irreverent but not enough

    47 minutes ago

    (AP) At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor. The Marvel universe, of course, isn't entirely lacking comedy, ...

  • Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She wasn't pregnant

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true. Investigators have been trying to find out how and why ...

  • Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by ...

  • Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved. The case is at the heart of Jesse Trentadue's ...

  • Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. Ahmat Ibrahim Nadjad ...

  • Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

    6 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said. Ken Isaacs, a vice president ...

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