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Questionable design blamed for health website woes

October 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2013 file photo, Maureen Bardusk, 62, of Galena, Ill., poses for a photo in Chicago. A design decision to require that consumers create online accounts before they can browse available health plans under President Barack Obama’s overhaul appears to have led to many of the program’s technical problems, independent...

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In Vegas, eye in the sky guards money, not guests

October 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, guests descend an escalator to the main casino floor of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. While casinos have thousands of cameras watching the gaming floors, entrances and...

Man who set self on fire on National Mall from NJ

October 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo provided by Katy Scheflen, people run to a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington. Police on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 identified the man, who later died, as John Constantino, 64, of Mount...

Bitten Calif. surfer says shark came from nowhere

October 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, photo provided by Sunni Scrivner shows her husband Jay Scrivner at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, Calif. A man bitten by a shark off the Northern California coast says he was having a great day of surfing when the great white...

Gobble tov! American Jews ready for Thanksgivukkah

October 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image released by ModernTribe.com shows a Thanksgivukkah card celebrating Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. (AP Photo/ModernTribe.com) NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah! An extremely rare convergence this...

Pixies look for revival in new songs, tour

October 7, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 photo, rock band The Pixies, from left, Black Francis, Kim Shattuck, David Lovering and Joey Santiago, pose for a portrait in New York. Kurt Cobain, arguably the band’s most famous champion, noted on numerous occasions how he...

Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

October 7, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

This image released by AMC shows Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, after he abducted his daughter Holly in a scene from the season five of “Breaking Bad.” The Sept. 29, 2013 finale of “Breaking Bad,” generated a record 1.24 million...

Shutdown spawns vacuum in farm market information

October 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 1, 2013 photo, cows are herded into waiting trucks following an auction at the Oklahoma National Stockyard in Oklahoma City. Across rural America, farmers are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown. During the shutdown, the USDA...

Health law glitches: fatal or fleeting?

October 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 17, 2005 file photo, Mark McClellan is seen in Maple Grove, Minn. The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law has opponents crowing: “Told you so!” and insisting it should be paused, if not...

Supreme Court term begins with contentious topics

October 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Cardinal Donald Wuerl walk with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as they leave the church, after the Red Mass at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The Supreme Court’s new term starts tomorrow,...