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Medicare Advantage premiums dip, enrollment rising

September 15, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Vice President Joe Biden, right, speaks with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a meeting on plans to cut government waste, fraud and abuse, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning a usually routine...

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NATO commander says 27 dead in Kabul attack

September 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT – Afghan police forces carry the dead body of one of the six Taliban militants who were killed during a gun battle with Afghan and NATO forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011. The 20-hour insurgent attack in the...

US gov't prepares to release BP oil spill report

September 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 21, 2010 file photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning. A BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable...

GOP wins in NY House race, seen as Obama rebuke

September 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, congressional candidate David Weprin listens while being introducted at a campaign stop in Queens, N.Y. Weprin, a Democrat and a member of the state assembly, made the campaign stop to seek the support of seniors...

Nation's food anti-terror plans costly, unwieldy

September 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Plum Island, a tiny island off the coast of New York’s Long Island where the nation’s primary animal disease laboratory...

DNC ad campaign to promote Obama jobs plan

September 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In a Sept. 8, 2011 file photyoPresident Barack Obama delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington. The Democratic National Committee is launching an ad campaign Monday Sept. 12, 2011 in politically key states to...

9/11 memorial plaza in NYC opens to public

September 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

The first public visitors to the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site line up to enter the plaza in front of One World Trade in New York, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — The plot of land known for a...

Military jets safely escort NYC, Detroit flights

September 12, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by Joey Mentzer, passengers are escorted off an Frontier Airlines plane on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport. Police detained three passengers in Detroit after the crew of the Frontier Airlines flight from...

Judge warns Wash. union to halt illegal tactics

September 9, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

A union sign left from Wednesday’s clash between police and union workers is seen in the grass and dirt as police patrol an entrance at the Port of Longview in Longview, Wash., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Hundreds of Longshore workers stormed the Port of...

Power back on for most in Ariz., Calif. and Mexico

September 9, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

A stranded passenger sleeps in the baggage claim area at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field after a blackout Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. A power outage is affecting millions of people across southern California, Arizona and Mexico. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) SAN...