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Honolulu proposes increase to senior, disabled bus fares

Feb. 17, 2020 2:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Rate Commission proposed an increase in the city's bus fares for riders including those who are 65 and older, riders holding Medicare cards and passengers with disabilities. Riders in the senior, Medicare and disabled category would pay a maximum of $60 annually, an increase of...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photograph, Theresa Szczurek is shown in her office where she toils as the executive director of the Colorado Office of Information Technology in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Tech-starved government seeks industry's best, brightest

Feb. 17, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Denver (AP) — In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation’s capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists: I Still Want You. A Washington-based nerd strike force called the U.S. Digital Service is seeking private-sector coders, programmers and software...

Editorial Roundup:

Feb. 17, 2020 10:01 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. February 14, 2020 Endorsement: Hegar in Dem primary With Beto O’Rourke passing on a bid for the U.S. Senate, a remarkably strong field of Democrats is vying for the chance to unseat Republican John Cornyn. The top tier of candidates includes MJ Hegar, the former Air Force...

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...

Kansas GOP leaders' fight over abortion, Medicaid escalates

Feb. 16, 2020 10:38 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A political dispute between the Kansas Senate's top two Republicans over abortion and Medicaid expansion has escalated. Senate President Susan Wagle, of Wichita, distributed an editorial to newspapers across the state this weekend defending her decision earlier this month to block a...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

Feb. 16, 2020 1:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning in Virginia. Sanders rattled off a list of...

Improperly licensed doctor assisted in daughter's operation

Feb. 15, 2020 10:57 PM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital broke federal rules when it allowed two improperly licensed doctors to participate in surgeries last year, inspectors found. In one instance in August, a woman who was having a cesarean section birth requested that her father, a trained doctor, join her in the operating...

Wyoming lawmakers reject Medicaid expansion effort

Feb. 15, 2020 3:45 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have rejected the second effort to expand Medicaid in five days. Republican state Rep. Pat Sweeney filed a bill Wednesday to amend the state constitution, but it did not receive two-thirds of the House and Senate vote, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday. The House...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks at a campaign event Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Diversity test: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

Feb. 15, 2020 1:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping into their first test in a racially diverse state with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus. Nevada has no obvious front-runner, though Vermont Sen. Bernie...

Hospital owner says he earned millions in federal money

Feb. 15, 2020 12:32 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The former administrator of a south Mississippi hospital is defending the $17.7 million that he and his wife were paid over a decade to run the facility. Ted and Julie Cain are defendants in a civil lawsuit claiming they defrauded Medicare of $13 million for their work at Stone...