- Federal data show health disparities among states Updated: Dec-12-13 3:35 am
- House Republicans get behind budget agreement Updated: Dec-12-13 3:20 am
- Gridlock in the Senate, progress in the House Updated: Dec-12-13 3:18 am
- Japan plans $53B stimulus as recovery falters Updated: Dec-12-13 3:16 am
- Vatican gets mixed report card from evaluators Updated: Dec-12-13 3:14 am
- Minn. guardsman accused of stealing military IDs Updated: Dec-12-13 1:38 am
- Trial on assisted suicide law begins in New Mexico Updated: Dec-12-13 1:05 am
- Legal weed sales will be spotty in Colorado Updated: Dec-12-13 1:01 am
- List of 52 bus companies that feds shut down Updated: Dec-12-13 12:47 am
- Mexico's lower house quickly takes up energy bill Updated: Dec-12-13 12:44 am
- AP Exclusive: Feds shut 52 unsafe bus companies Updated: Dec-12-13 12:40 am
- Asian stocks down as US tapering possibility looms Updated: Dec-11-13 11:34 pm
- Guam sends $10M in back pay to officers Updated: Dec-11-13 9:56 pm
- Michigan puts restrictions on abortion insurance Updated: Dec-11-13 9:52 pm
- Machinists give Boeing 777X proposal for Wash. Updated: Dec-11-13 9:52 pm
- Ex-NC State coach pleads guilty to tax charges Updated: Dec-11-13 9:40 pm
- NC legislator arrested on felony tax charges Updated: Dec-11-13 9:28 pm
- Budget deal offers stability to Pentagon spending Updated: Dec-11-13 9:25 pm
- NASA audit finds Google execs saved on jet fuel Updated: Dec-11-13 9:19 pm
- Experts see modest revenue growth in Mass. Updated: Dec-11-13 8:49 pm
- Nearly 2K in Neb. have selected marketplace plan Updated: Dec-11-13 8:20 pm
- Madigan: Corporate tax breaks need review Updated: Dec-11-13 8:16 pm
- Report recommends Alaska insurance pooling option Updated: Dec-11-13 8:06 pm
- Ex-NJ cop hurt by staple defends disability pay Updated: Dec-11-13 7:59 pm
- Report: 398 Alaskans pick marketplace plans Updated: Dec-11-13 7:55 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
WASHINGTON - House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second straight year.
WASHINGTON - A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that.
TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet approved billions of dollars of stimulus spending in a supplementary budget meant to perk up a faltering economic recovery and cushion the impact of a sales tax hike next April.
VATICAN CITY - European evaluators have given the Vatican a mixed report card in its efforts to comply with international norms to fight money laundering and terror financing, praising progress over the past year while highlighting delays and shortcomings at the Holy See's financial watchdog agency. Chief among them: its failure to inspect the embattled Vatican bank.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota National Guardsman faces federal fraud charges in connection with the theft of names, Social Security numbers and security clearance levels of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit in Fort Bragg, North Carolina The Iraq War veteran intended to use the confidential material to create fake IDs for his militia, court documents say.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two doctors and a Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer want physicians in New Mexico to be able to prescribe - without the fear of prosecution- the needed medications for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives on their own terms.
DENVER - Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone's guess.
LOS ANGELES - Federal bus safety regulators announced that they have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe carriers.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's lower house of Congress began a raucous, marathon debate expected to last through the night and well into Thursday on historic legislation that would open the state-run oil industry to private investment.
LOS ANGELES - Federal bus safety regulators have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe outfits, including lines whose drivers had suspended licenses or worked routes of more than 800 miles without rest.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Asian stocks extended losses Thursday after an apparent budget deal in the U.S. Congress reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus as early as next week.
HAGATNA, Guam - Guam is sending $10 million of back pay to police, corrections and other public safety officers who haven't been paid promised raises since 2009.
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan will join more conservative states in requiring residents who want health insurance coverage for abortions to buy an extra policy, after Republican legislators passed the law Wednesday over the objections of Democrats who pleaded for them to take the issue to voters instead.
SEATTLE - On the second day of talks between Boeing Commercial Airplanes officials and Machinists union leaders, the union said Wednesday it presented a preliminary proposal for a contract that would mean much of the work on the company's new 777X jet would be done in the Puget Sound region.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Former North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe has pleaded guilty to failing to file his North Carolina tax returns for three years.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina legislator has resigned following her arrest on felony tax charges.
WASHINGTON - Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.
SAN FRANCISCO - An aircraft fleet owned by Google's founders and former CEO received improper discounts on jet fuel that saved the three billionaires up to $5.3 million dating back to depths of the Great Recession in 2009, according to a government report released Wednesday.
BOSTON - State tax revenues should grow at a modest clip next year, but underlying economic conditions remain uncertain and most of the new revenue will be offset by rising costs in programs beyond the control of budget writers, experts told a Statehouse hearing on Wednesday.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nearly 2,000 Nebraskans have signed up for a health care plan out of nearly 23,000 who applied through the new federal marketplace, officials said Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday sharply criticized corporate requests for tax breaks like those Illinois lawmakers considered earlier this month and says he's unlikely to support deals for companies that pay little in taxes.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A new report commissioned by a Senate committee recommends a state-managed health insurance program for public school employees that it said could save up to $33.7 million.
A former New Jersey Transit police officer who retired on disability after accidentally firing a staple into a finger on his non-shooting hand acknowledges a video showing him firing a sniper rifle makes the claim look ridiculous, but says the problem lies with the pension system.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Government figures released Wednesday show 398 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first two months of the online marketplace.