July 22, 2014

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Obama’s health care law hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama speaks at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington Monday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama administration immediately declared that those policyholders would keep getting financial aid for their premiums as it seeks review of the ruling. Read More…

Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Ukraine, Friday in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, demands credible investigation of downed plane. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and Read More…

Putin calls for peace in Ukraine after plane crash

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ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a jetliner shot down as it flew miles above the country’s battlefield. The attack Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations — including Read More…

Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

In this March 25 photo, Kaylene Mann, right, and Jayden Burrows read a statement to the media about the loss of Rod Burrows, who is Kaylene's brother and Jayden's father.  (AP Photo/AAP, Dan Peled)

SYDNEY (AP) — In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. Kaylene Mann’s brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on board Flight 370 when it Read More…

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

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HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft. American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile brought the plane down Thursday but were still Read More…

Common Core standards divide governors

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left; Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, center; and West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, right, talk before the closing session of the National Governors Association convention Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by several Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government’s intrusion into the classroom. The Common Core standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day meeting of Read More…

4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

People stand with a law enforcement officer near the scene of a shooting Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Spring, Texas. A Harris County Sheriff's Office statement says precinct deputy constables were called to the house about 6 p.m. Wednesday and found two adults and three children dead. Another child later died at a hospital. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A gunman dressed as a delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law’s suburban Houston home where he held her children at gunpoint until their parents arrived. Then he opened fire, killing four of the children and the two adults, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, has been Read More…

Theme park CEO says job is about making memories

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Standing in the shadows of a $30 million roller coaster that flips, drops and spins its riders, the head of the nation’s fourth-biggest amusement park company points to another addition at Cedar Point he’s proud of too — a shady spot to relax and munch on taffy and fudge. It’s not Read More…

Police give motive in Utah dead baby case

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court on April 21 in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother told authorities that she killed six of her newborns and stored their bodies in a garage because she was addicted to drugs and didn’t want to deal with the responsibility of raising them, police said Tuesday, revealing a suspected motive for the first time. Megan Huntsman, 39, was heavily Read More…

Panel recommends Cleveland as site of 2016 Republican National Convention

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP’s 2016 presidential pick will accept the party’s nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio. The Republicans’ site selection committee backed Cleveland over donor-rich Dallas, and the full 168-member RNC is expected to ratify the choice next month. Read More…