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Justices limit lawsuits against state Medicaid programs

Justices limit lawsuits against state Medicaid programs

WASHINGTON -- A closely divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that private parties cannot sue states over low Medicaid reimbursement rates, a finding that critics said could leave poor patients without enough health care providers to serve them. The...

 
Mom gave birth under fake name to give officials the slip

Mom gave birth under fake name to give officials the slip

MARYSVILLE, Calif. — A woman who gave birth to her 12th child in a neighboring county gave the hospital a fake name to avoid child-protection workers, authorities said. Rosemarie M. Chavez, 36, was booked Saturday into Yuba County Jail here on a...

 
Reports: Video found from inside Germanwings flight

Reports: Video found from inside Germanwings flight

Two European publications said Tuesday they have obtained video taken inside the plane in the seconds before Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into a steep ravine in the French Alps. Paris Match and Bild said the cellphone video was found among the...

 
Property removed from home where kids found in freezer

Property removed from home where kids found in freezer

A crew remove property from an apartment where two children were found in a freezer. Their mother faces charges in the case. DETROIT — The Detroit apartment where two children were found dead in a deep freezer last week was cleaned out Tuesday. A crew...

 
Koch donors step into public view

Koch donors step into public view

WASHINGTON — Growing numbers of wealthy conservatives who help fund the political and policy network tied to Charles and David Koch are beginning to step into public view to defend the billionaire industrialists and their goals. Donors to the...

 
Obama spokesman: U.S. may extend Iran talks

Obama spokesman: U.S. may extend Iran talks

WASHINGTON — The White House raised the possibility of extending nuclear talks with Iran on Tuesday, while insisting that President Obama would walk away from the negotiations rather than sign a bad deal. "If the conversations continue to be...

 
'Woman in Gold' tackles art restitution

'Woman in Gold' tackles art restitution

Gustav Klimt'sThe Kiss is one of the most famous paintings in history - but it's the artist's privately commissioned portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer that's become the artist's most infamous masterpiece. The gold-laden Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,...

 
Analysis: Nuke deal won't prevent Iran secret work

Analysis: Nuke deal won't prevent Iran secret work

As world powers and Iran moved closer to an agreement on Iran's disputed nuclear program, the deal under discussion lacks guarantees that Iran won't secretly try to develop nuclear weapons. That is the conclusion of both supporters and opponents of an...

 
Buffett says he'll buy more auto dealerships

Buffett says he'll buy more auto dealerships

NEW YORK -- Successful investor Warren Buffett, who owns shares of General Motors, and 78 auto dealerships in 10 states, says he'd like his Berkshire Hathaway to buy more. "It can be a good and very profitable business," he said at an auto...

 
SEC: Polycom ex-CEO hid perks from investors

SEC: Polycom ex-CEO hid perks from investors

Former Polycom (PLCM) CEO Andrew Miller used nearly $200,000 in corporate funds for personal perks he hid from investors, a federal regulator charged Tuesday. Miller, 55, used the funds to pay for lavish meals, foreign and domestic travel, clothing,...

 
What does Indiana's economy look like?

What does Indiana's economy look like?

The question of just how much Indiana stands to loose economically from backlash against the controversial 'religious freedom' law is unknown. Examples of economic troubles related to the law are already apparent, with Angie's List stopping plans for...

 
Jameis Winston doesn't disappoint during pro day

Jameis Winston doesn't disappoint during pro day

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jameis Winston did nothing to hurt his stock Tuesday, with an impressive performance during Florida State's pro day workout before NFL teams. Take that from the head coach of the team that owns the top pick in the NFL draft....

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Spider-Man toy maker gets caught in Supreme Court's web

Spider-Man toy maker gets caught in Supreme Court's web

WASHINGTON -- The inventor of a Spider-Man toy who wants to collect royalties beyond the expiration of his patent ran into a web of opposition at the Supreme Court Tuesday. A majority of justices sounded very unlikely to overturn one of their own...

 
Obama lifts weapons ban on Egypt

Obama lifts weapons ban on Egypt

WASHINGTON — President Obama ended an arms ban on Egypt Tuesday, clearing a transfer of weapons as the government in Cairo considers military actions against extremists in Yemen and Libya. Obama told Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi in a phone...

 
De La Soul funds new album via Kickstarter

De La Soul funds new album via Kickstarter

De La Soul, the hip-hop trio known for such hits as Potholes in My Lawn and Me Myself and I, will release its first album in 11 years this fall. And the group's fans will be funding it through Kickstart. Group members Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo...

 
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