By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Problems with the government's main health care overhaul website carry a bigger risk than frequent crashes: Higher prices could follow for many Americans if technical troubles scare off young people.
The government has touted recent improvements to HeathCare.gov
By TRAVIS LOLLERAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Firefighters are making progress against a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee, an official said Thursday.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said a crew of contractors for the U.S
NEW YORK (AP) - Enough donations have been raised to allow a blind man to keep the aging guide dog that went onto the subway tracks with him when the man lost consciousness and fell from a station platform, officials say.
"The spirit of giving, Christmas ... exists in New York," a tearful Cecil
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMANAP Business Writers
Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.
The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards
By JOHNNY CLARKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - On her way to work, Ira Curry heard on the radio that one of the winning lottery ticket numbers was her family's lucky No. 7. She called home, her daughter checked the ticket and in an instant, Curry was a multi-millionaire.
Curry came forward
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations plans an eight-hour visit to the Central African Republic to press transitional leaders to hold people accountable for vicious acts of violence and force armed groups to lay down their weapons to restore
By MICHAEL HILLAssociated Press
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Is this where George Bailey lived his wonderful life?
Folks in this quaint upstate New York town think so.
Or more precisely, they say Bailey's make-believe hometown of Bedford Falls in "It's a Wonderful Life" - including the main
By SCOTT SONNER and SANDRA CHEREBAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Surgeons at a Reno hospital have treated victims in a series of deadly tragedies in recent years, including a horrific crash at the Reno Air Races, a fiery Amtrak accident, a shooting rampage at a pancake restaurant and a murder-
By MATTHEW BROWN and JOSH FUNKAssociated Press
WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) - It's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - For visitors to Isle Royale National Park, nothing beats the spine-tingling thrill of a wolf's howl piercing an otherwise silent night - or a glimpse of the wily beast slipping across a forest path. But such experiences are
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan said Thursday that he and emergency manager Kevyn Orr will share some of the duties of running the cash-strapped city but the bulk of the financial responsibilities will remain under Orr's control.
By BREE FOWLERAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer's "bad choice."
There is no dispute that Theodore