By Associated Press | 11/27/13 07:50 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to delay kicking about 72,000 off of Medicaid would actually save the state about $23 million because of the plan's other component — delaying expanding coverage to poor childless adults, according to an analysis.
By David Pitt | 11/27/13 12:06 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Officials were assessing the environmental damage Tuesday after a towboat carrying 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and oil sank in the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, closing the river to barge traffic.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 09:59 AM
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and 25 of his Senate colleagues have sent a letter to key negotiators working on a stalled farm bill asking them to support a level of funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program that he says will help keep pace with the demand for emergency food relief.
By Pablo Gorondi | 11/27/13 09:47 AM
The price of oil dropped below $93 a barrel Wednesday as a U.S. report on crude supplies pointed to a surprisingly high increase last week. If confirmed, it would be the 10th consecutive week of rising crude stocks.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 09:44 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Even as they celebrated their home state becoming the 16th to legalize gay marriage, Chicago couple Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray couldn't help but feel bitter disappointment: Marriages cannot legally start in Illinois until June 1, a day one of them might not live to see....
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 09:27 AM
A measure of the U.S. economy's health increased in October, suggesting consumers and businesses mostly shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown.
By Rick Callahan | 11/27/13 08:44 AM
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department's shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he's reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date: getting shot by a stun gun.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:35 AM
No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers — and for people on their holiday shopping lists. The average price of gasoline has tumbled 49 cents from its peak this year to $3.29 a gallon, putting it on track for the...
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders for an urgent meeting last month, at the height of a fiscal crisis, Joe Biden wasn't initially mentioned as a participant. The vice president's staff quickly followed up with reporters, in case any had been wondering:...
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast's thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy. Despite efforts to forge deeper...
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