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More choices and stable premiums for 'Obamacare' next year

Oct. 22, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under the much-debated Obama health care law and premiums will dip slightly for many, the Trump administration announced Tuesday. President Donald Trump was elected on a promise to repeal "Obamacare." But despite his repeated...

Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

Oct. 16, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn't come at a worse time for small retailers. "It's kind of scary in the sense that we're getting to the holiday season," says Joseph Kakos, owner of Kakos Fine Wine & Spirits in...

The Latest: PG&E says system had 100 incidents of damage

Oct. 14, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California power shutoffs to prevent wildfires (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric says inspections have found more than 100 places where its system was damaged by recent strong winds that prompted last week's deliberate power cut to northern and...

Arkansas judge: Court to hear 19 adoption scheme cases

Oct. 11, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge ruled Friday that the court will decide individual outcomes to 19 statewide adoption cases against an Arizona elected official accused of human trafficking. Paul Petersen, a Republican county assessor in Arizona, was arrested Tuesday for running what authorities...

Hospitals resume accepting patients after malware attack

Oct. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hospital chain that quit accepting new patients after a malware attack crippled computer systems said it has resumed normal operations after paying a ransom demand. The DCH Health System said its hospitals in the west Alabama cities of Tuscaloosa, Northport and Fayette...

Vaping fallout: Small stores suffer as vapers turn away

Oct. 10, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed 26....

The Latest: PG&E cuts power in San Francisco Bay Area

Oct. 10, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric has begun shutting off power to the San Francisco Bay area, adding more than 200,000 customers to a sweeping blackout that already has left a million people in the dark. The utility said...

US women counter soccer federation's assertions on pay

Oct. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same success on the...

MGM Resorts commits up to $800M to victims of Vegas shooting

Oct. 3, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas Strip hotel, MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday. The...

$500 a month for free: Data shows how people spent the money

Oct. 3, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month from the government shows they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills. The 18-month, privately funded program started in February and involves 125 people in...