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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...

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...

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...

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 Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. A federal appeals court panel in Washington has upheld a lower court's decision that blocked the Trump administration's work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, decision from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., found Arkansas' work requirements for Medicaid recipients to be

Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules

Feb. 14, 2020 4:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

In this photo from Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, answers questions from reporters about Medicaid expansion following a news conference with other backers of a bipartisan plan at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Denning is urging lawmakers not to add a work requirement to the expansion legislation. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas leader decries attempts to tie abortion, Medicaid

Feb. 14, 2020 12:57 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker in Kansas on Friday disputed the claims of GOP colleagues that a bipartisan plan to expand the state's Medicaid program would lead to taxpayers funding elective abortions. Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, a Kansas City-area Republican, sent an email to...

Taxis in Alaska city no longer accepting Medicaid vouchers

Feb. 14, 2020 9:34 AM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Taxi companies in an Alaska city have decided to stop accepting Medicaid vouchers for payment. Taxis are a main form of transportation for people who travel to Bethel from area communities for healthcare appointments, KYUK-AM reported Thursday. Mitchell Forbes, the Yukon-Kuskokwim...

Investigators: Hospital didn't protect patients from abuse

Feb. 13, 2020 1:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Investigators found that a Maine hospital twice failed to protect its patients from physical abuse and thus violated the rules for participation in the federal Medicaid program. Maine Medical Center in Portland filed a corrective plan with the federal Centers for Medicare and...

Woman admits to getting paid to care for jailed man

Feb. 13, 2020 8:13 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid by claiming she was caring for a man when he was in jail. The Kansas attorney general's office said in a news release that 52-year-old Gretta Elaine Smith entered the guilty plea Tuesday in Sedgwick County District Court. The...