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President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

Feb. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department's handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone. He's suggesting rampant bias in the department's initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming...

President Donald Trump displays photos of the border wall under construction as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

Feb. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, medical bills and other records are spread out on the kitchen table of a patient in Salem, Va. According to a 2018 national survey released on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, just over 14 percent of people said they belonged to a family struggling with medical bills. That’s a big drop from nearly 20 percent in 2011 but only slightly less than the proportion who reported the problem in 2016 and 2017. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

US survey finds smaller decline in medical bill worries

Feb. 12, 2020 2:22 PM EST

The proportion of people in families struggling to pay medical bills is down, but the number isn't dropping like it used to, according to a big government study. In a 2018 national survey, just over 14% of people said they belonged to a family struggling with those bills, the Centers for Disease Control and...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2002, file photo, a security guard patrols near the main entrance of Alvarado Hospital, in San Diego, which is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.41 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly charged Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors in patients, federal prosecutors said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Fred Greaves, File)

Tenet Healthcare to pay $1.4M to settle cardiac lawsuit

Feb. 11, 2020 4:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.41 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly charged Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors in patients, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The settlement...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo Valerie Deschamps-Goren, right, holds hands with Basil Gravanis while dining at a Waffle House restaurant decorated for Valentine's Day in Atlanta. Valentine’s Day: a day to celebrate your partner or a day to celebrate yourself. And while it may not sound romantic, this time of year is also an opportunity to show your finances some love. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Millennial Money: Be your financial valentine

Feb. 11, 2020 12:06 PM EST

Valentine’s Day: a day to celebrate your partner or a day to celebrate yourself. And while it may not sound romantic, this time of year is also an opportunity to show your finances some love. Whether you're single or in a relationship, build toward your future by defining your goals, budgeting for...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: How to navigate your most dangerous decade

Feb. 10, 2020 10:41 AM EST

Losing a job is almost always traumatic. In your 50s, job loss can be devastating — and devastatingly common. More than half the workers who entered their 50s with stable, full-time jobs were laid off or pushed out at least once by age 65, according to an analysis of employment data from 1990 to 2016 by...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center Oceanfront, Tin Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Bracing for Trump's 'relentless optimism'

Feb. 4, 2020 1:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most jagged edges of President Donald Trump's day-to-day rhetoric may be sanded at the edges Tuesday night. No speech is more carefully prepared than the State of the Union. Even so, he's prone to exaggeration and sometimes fiction. If his past speeches to Congress are prologue,...

In this Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Jordan Sekulow, right, the executive director of American Center for Law and Justice, opens a gate as he arrives at a property on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Charities steered $65M to Trump lawyer Sekulow and family

Jan. 31, 2020 1:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the White House. The Pennsylvania Avenue box appears to be the sole physical location of the...

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $344M in pelvic mesh case

Jan. 30, 2020 8:27 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay nearly $344 million in penalties for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh devices for women. Superior Court Judge Eddie Sturgeon ruled against the medical giant in a lawsuit brought in 2016 by the California Department of...

Judge says Johnson & Johnson must pay nearly $344 million for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh devices for women

Jan. 30, 2020 5:20 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Judge says Johnson & Johnson must pay nearly $344 million for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh devices for women.