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2 big insurance break-ups on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This Aug 4, 2011 file photo shows the Cigna logo at the headquarters of the health insurer Cigna Corp., in Philadelphia. Cigna said Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, that it is rejecting Anthem’s proposed $48 billion acquisition bid and suing the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer. The announcement comes hours after another major insurer, Aetna, said it [&hellip...

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Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

February 13, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality....

Alleged airport shooter lied about charges on job form

February 13, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The man accused of killing five people at a Florida airport lied about his criminal record on his application to be a security guard in Alaska, and was fired after only a few months on the job because of the state of his mental...

75-year-old woman dies after being attack by dog she adopted

February 13, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — An elderly New York City woman was killed and her 39-year-old autistic son injured when they were attacked by a dog she had recently adopted and planned to return to the shelter. Louise Hermida, 75, and her son were attacked early Monday at...

California dam managers dismissed flood concern 12 years ago

February 13, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

Environmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California dam — the very scenario that threatened to unfold over the weekend, prompting evacuation orders...

Water flowing over emergency spillway at tallest US dam

February 11, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

This Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 image from video provided by the office of Assemblyman Brian Dahle shows water flowing over an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam in Oroville, Calif., during a helicopter tour by the Butte County Sheriff’s office. About...

‘Band of Brothers’ veteran Edward Tipper dies in Colorado

February 11, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95. He died Feb. 1 in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said his daughter, Kerry Tipper. Edward Tipper was a...

Lt. Gen. Hal Moore dies; depicted in film ‘We Were Soldiers’

February 11, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, of Auburn, Ala., salutes the crowd during a standing ovation at the state capitol during the Spirit of Alabama Awards in Montgomery, Ala. Moore, co-author of “We Were...

Phoenix urban garden mysteriously closes amid land dispute

February 10, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

This Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo shows some of the dozens of individual gardens at a 15-acre public gardens, in Phoenix. The sprawling urban garden on a vacant lot where central Phoenix residents have grown everything from melons to okra for years has been...

Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases

February 10, 2017 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

This July 16, 1945 file photo shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, N.M. A report is scheduled to be released Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world’s first...