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New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity

July 25, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo taken Wednesday, July 24, 2013, shows Christine Ferguson, director of the Rhode Island health insurance exchange taking part in a meeting at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. You may have heard that shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will be like using Travelocity or Amazon. But many people...

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Experts: Gas in Gulf blowout is less damaging

July 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A fire is seen on the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Natural gas spewed uncontrolled from the well on Tuesday after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 44 workers aboard the drilling...

No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

July 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 5, 2011 file photo shows letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moving boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle. Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It’s about as...

House narrowly rejects effort to halt NSA program

July 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. walks through a basement tunnel to the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, for the vote on his amendment to the Defense spending bill that would cut funding to the National Security Agency’s...

Senate passes bill on student loan rates

July 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – Prospective students tour Georgetown University’s campus in Washington, in this Wednesday, July 10, 2013, file photo. Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long...

Obama, lawmakers square off over NSA authority

July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee for a hearing to consider his reappointment to the military’s highest post, on Capitol Hill in...

APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official probed

July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 11, 2010 file photo, Immigration Services Director (USCIS) Alejandro Mayorkas listens to a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mayorkas, President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security...

NTSB recovers recorders after NYC gear collapse

July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Stranded passengers wait in LaGuardia Airport as multiple flights were canceled after a Southwest Airlines 737 plane’s nose gear collapsed during a landing, Monday, July 22, 2013, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed...

Anthony Weiner caught in another sexting scandal

July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner glances at his wife, Huma Abedin, as she speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. The former congressman says he’s not dropping out...

Players deplore doping rather than defending users

July 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun, right, speaks during a news conference at spring training baseball, in Phoenix. Braun stood on a spring training field and proclaimed he was innocent of using banned...