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Biden jabs Warren on foreign policy, compares Trump to Nixon

Oct. 16, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden is punching left and right coming out of the Democrats' latest presidential debate, casting his top primary rival, Elizabeth Warren, as potentially disastrous on foreign policy while mocking President Donald Trump as more corrupt than Richard Nixon. The aggressiveness...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on climate, guns, Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during...

Study: 'Medicare for All' not only way to universal coverage

Oct. 16, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care memo to Democrats: There's more than one way to get to coverage for all. A study out Wednesday finds that an approach similar to the plan from former Vice President Joe Bide n can deliver about the same level of coverage as the government-run "Medicare for All" plan from...

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep cost....

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats' top rank

Oct. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on Tuesday reinforced her new status...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 16, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEBATE RIVALS ASSAIL ELIZABETH WARREN Democratic presidential hopefuls accuse the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan. 2....

Analysis: Elizabeth Warren growing into front-runner status

Oct. 16, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The question was inevitable. Elizabeth Warren's answer was the same. And her rivals seized on it. For the second consecutive debate, Warren refused to say whether middle-class Americans would pay higher taxes under her proposed "Medicare for All" plan. It was a glaring dodge for a...

Pain MD owner, employees accused of $38M health care fraud

Oct. 16, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The majority owner of Pain MD and three employees are charged with more than $38 million in health care fraud. The charges are part of an indictment filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Nashville. It charges that between 2010 and May 2018, Michael Kestner, Brian Richey,...

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years

Oct. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period is unrealized lifetime earnings of those who died from the...