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Milwaukee investment club treasurer duped friends for $81K

Sep. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The longtime treasurer of a Milwaukee investment club convicted of bilking her friends out of more than $80,000 has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison. The Journal Sentinel reports that 63-year-old Wendy Yanow allegedly stole $50 monthly investments from Women of Wealth club...

The Latest: Activist charged in overdose appears in court

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a federal charge against political activist Ed Buck in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Ed Buck appeared in federal court after being charged in connection with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles area home, but the political...

Pelosi offers Medicare negotiation plan to curb drug prices

Sep. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, trying to seize the agenda on a top consumer issue, announced an ambitious prescription drug plan Thursday that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and younger people. The proposal would direct Medicare to bargain over as many as 250, but no...

Danish police: No crime behind death of 2 elderly Germans

Sep. 13, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two elderly German citizens who were found dead in a holiday rental cabin in southern Denmark didn't die because of a criminal act, police said Friday. The deaths were routinely labeled as "suspicious" because preliminary investigations had not been able to establish how they had...

Doctors determine suspect in string of attacks not insane

Sep. 12, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

CLINTON, La. (AP) — Court appointed doctors have determined a Louisiana man accused in a string of attacks wasn't insane at the time of the shootings. News outlets report38-year-old Ryan Sharpe is scheduled to go to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish on March 2 in the death of 66-year-old Carroll Breeden Sr....

Draft Pelosi plan would overhaul how Medicare pays for drugs

Sep. 10, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaked Tuesday would overhaul how Medicare pays for prescription drugs, by negotiating prices for costly medications, curbing annual price hikes, and limiting what seniors pay out of their own pockets. With President Donald Trump highly...

Mexico proposes generous social budget; bets big on oil

Sep. 9, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador's proposed budget for next year would continue his commitment to social spending for the elderly and youth and funnel more resources to the state-owned oil company Pemex. But some analysts see the 6.1 trillion peso ($312 billion)...

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw

Sep. 8, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation honored Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects at the event Sunday in Warsaw to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger to save...

Berlin: Driver's health studied in sidewalk swerve, 4 deaths

Sep. 7, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police are investigating whether a health issue caused a driver to lose control of his Porsche SUV and veer onto a sidewalk, killing four people. Police in the German capital say a 3-year-old boy, a 64-year-old woman and two men in their late 20s died in the Friday evening accident....

The Latest: Winds buffet New England as Dorian speeds north

Sep. 7, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Hurricane Dorian is producing tropical storm-force winds in southeastern Massachusetts as it speeds toward eastern Canada. The Category 1 storm was around 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts,...