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AP Exclusive: Applying for Obama plan not easy

March 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image obtained by The Associated Press shows a page from the government’s application for health insurance, which uninsured people will use to get taxpayer subsidized coverage starting next year. Applying could get complicated, with multiple questions about income, household composition, employer coverage and even race and ethnicity. (AP Photo)...

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Mo. golfer survives fall into Ill. course sinkhole

March 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This 2011 cell phone image provided by golfmanna.com, shows Mark Mihal, 43, a mortgage broker from Creve Couer, Mo., during a golf outing at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. On March 8, 2013, Mihal fell into an 18-foot-deep and 10-foot-wide...

Man sought in grandparents’ deaths in Wash. state

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The house where the bodies of an elderly couple were found Saturday, March 9, 2013, is shown Monday, March 11, 2013, in Renton, Wash. Washington state authorities are looking for Michael “Chad” Boysen, accused of killing the couple, who are his...

Owner: SUV in Ohio crash that killed 6 was stolen

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Murray family, Monday, March 11, 2013, shows Brandon Murray. Investigators spent Monday trying to piece together why eight teenagers were crammed into a speeding SUV without the owner’s permission when it flipped over...

Judge strikes down NYC ban on supersized sodas

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, customers at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ call cheers with 24-ounce, left, and 16-ounce beverages, in New York. New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a...

Senate Democrats prepare government funding bill

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 5, 2012 file photo, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Senate bill to carry the government through September denies the Obama...

America’s new love: Water

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 photo, a customer takes a bottle of water off a store shelf in Jackson, Miss. As sugary drinks come under fire for fueling obesity rates, people are increasingly reaching for bottled water as a healthier, relatively affordable...

Lawmakers: Obama wooing might break budget logjam

March 10, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2013. President Barack Obama is having a private lunch with Ryan and the committee’s ranking Democrat Rep. Chris Van...

6 teens killed, 2 hurt in northeast Ohio SUV crash

March 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Dominique Ellison, left, and Rickie Bowling, of Warren, bring stuffed animals to a memorial in honor of their friends who died in a car crash on Park Ave. in Warren, Ohio on Sunday, March 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin) WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A speeding...

Politicians look for credit in a rising economy

March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, specialist Donald Civitanova, right, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. When it comes to the economy, presidents usually get the rap for downturns and reap benefits from upturns. But...