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    Health insurance mandate has been dropped for some

    December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Some who had health insurance in 2013 can skirt the Affordable Care Act mandate that almost all individuals have health plans by March 31. Holders of health insurance plans cancelled due to not meeting new guidelines set down by the act can apply for...

  • Slow recovery from weekend ice storm stretches on

    December 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Cory Bean works atop a utility pole to repair a power line, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich. Bean is part of a crew from utility service company T&D Solutions out of Kentucky brought in to assist Consumers Energy with restoring power in...

  • Poll: Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

    December 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, donfetti flies over New York’s Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year’s Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York. As Americans prepare to ring in...

  • Attack on presidential palace thwarted in Bangui

    December 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    French soldiers arrive outside the house of an ex-Seleka general, during an operation to secure an area of the Miskine neighborhood, in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. The spokesman for an African Union peacekeeping force says six...

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    Bring home safety into the new year

    December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Give yourself the gift of added security this New Year’s.   • Consider adding a deadbolt lock to your outside doors. An in-handle key and lock system is often not enough to prevent entry into a home. • A great lock does not help if the home has a...

  • African leaders seek peace talks in South Sudan

    December 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo released by the Kenyan Presidential Press Service, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, middle, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, right, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta before their meeting at State House in Juba, South Sudan,...

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    AG’s Valley Meat lawsuit not heard this week

    December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    The lawsuit filed last week by Attorney General Gary King against Valley Meat in Santa Fe will not likely be heard in the next few days, according to the attorney for the proposed horse slaughter facility. King asked the court to immediately block Valley Meat...

  • Pa. court reverses church official’s conviction

    December 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this March 27, 2012 file photo, Monsignor William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. Lynn, a Roman Catholic church official, who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints, had...

  • Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

    December 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Jona Caldwell joins a long line of job seekers outside the Ferguson Community Center in Cordova, Tenn. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the last week...

  • Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

    December 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in...