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Report: Rebates from health care law will top $1B

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 18, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Dearborn, Mich. More than three million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack Obama’s health care law, a nonpartisan research group said a report. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)...

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Parity reigning in NHL playoffs

April 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Los Angeles Kings’ Jarret Stoll, right, and Dwight King celebrate after Stoll scored the game-winning goal against Vancouver Canucks’ goalie Cory Schneider during the first overtime period of game 5 of an NHL Western Conference quarterfinal...

Burger King makes cage-free eggs, pork promise

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2010 file photo, patrons enjoy a meal at a Burger King in Springfield, Ill. The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday, April 25, 2012, when Burger...

Senate votes to slow closing of post offices

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine., Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., speak about the Postal Reform Bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

TSA screeners charged in LA drug trafficking probe

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 10, 2007 file photo shows Transportation Security Officer Juan Morales at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Two former and current Transportation Security Administration employees have been arrested and indicted on...

The '92 riot: Revisiting a dark day in LA history

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

On April 13, 2012, Rodney King poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of King sparked rioting that spread across the city and into neighboring suburbs. Cars were demolished and homes and businesses...

Speaker: House to vote Friday on student loans

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This photo combo shows President Barack Obama in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 24, 2012, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on April 18, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. Obama and his likely GOP opponent, Romney, agree on an...

Ex-aide: Edwards denied knowing of payoffs

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 23, 2012, file photo, Andrew Young, former aide to former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards, leaves federal court in Greensboro, N.C. Young testified on Wednesday, April 25, that the former senator stopped returning...

Ex-VA hospital official faults mental health care

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 4, 2012, file photo, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks at a field hearing of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which she chairs, in Tacoma, Wash. During the hearing Murray sharply questioned military and Veterans’...

Of food supply risks, mad cow's not high on list

April 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Tagged cattle are gathered at Larson Farms/Midwest Feeders, one of the largest ranches in Illinois, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Maple Park, Ill. Owner Mike Martz, who raises 6,000 cattle a year, says the USDA system is working and that the discovery of mad...