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The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Federal data show health disparities among states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in […]

12/12/2013

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Instagram launches direct messaging feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Instagram is launching a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with up to 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular photo-sharing app. Called Instagram […]

12/12/2013

In this courtroom drawing, Frank DiPascali, a longtime employee of Bernard Madoff, takes the stand in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Witness on day of 2008 arrest: ‘Madoff Implodes’

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff’s former right-hand man summed up his boss’ arrest exactly five years ago with two words: “Madoff Implodes.” The words in Frank DiPascali’s diary entry for Dec. 11, 2008, were […]

12/11/2013

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6 geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches

NEW YORK (AP) – Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas? It’s that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes […]

12/11/2013

In this Jan. 9, 2013 photo provided by the University of Florida, both male, left, and female Periplaneta japonica are shown. (AP Photo/University of Florida)

Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

NEW YORK (AP) — The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into one of New York’s newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind […]

12/09/2013

This undated photo provided by Apple shows the screen on an iPhone using Apple's iBeacon, offering precise location technology. On Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, Apple Inc. will begin using iBeacon, a part of its iOS 7 mobile software, to send shoppers inside its U.S. stores messages about products, events and other information based where they are in the store. (AP Photo/Apple)

Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon

NEW YORK (AP) — GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you’re inside, whether it’s to pick up an order, upgrade […]

12/06/2013

Tremaine Tribble, of Charlotte, N.C., leads a chant inside a Burger King restaurant during a protest for a raise in the minimum wage in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Fast food workers across the country walked off their jobs to fight for a $15 an hour wage. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in […]

12/06/2013

Nov. 7, 2013: Musician Bruce Springsteen on stage at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Springsteen ‘Born to Run’ manuscript at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” could sell for as much as $100,000 at a New York City auction. The sale is Thursday at Sotheby’s. […]

12/05/2013

Demonstrators rally for higher wages outside a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday. Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies […]

12/05/2013

NYC Council considers electronic cigarette ban

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking have asked city lawmakers not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces. The City Council held […]

12/04/2013

Martin Bashir (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision/AP, File)

Bashir leaves MSNBC over inflammatory remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “I deeply regret” the comments, Bashir […]

12/04/2013

The popular Norman Rockwell masterpiece "The Gossips." (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

Rockwell masterpiece sells for $46M at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” has been sold at a New York City auction for a record $46 million. According to Sotheby’s, “Saying Grace” set an auction record Wednesday […]

12/04/2013

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