OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is under arrest after authorities say he hit a postal carrier and threw furniture at his truck because he didn't have any mail for him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.
Healthcare premiums will rise an average of 4.2 percent in 2015 on California's health insurance exchange, the largest of the state marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, state officials said on Thursday. Ten companies will sell plans for 2015 through Covered California, three fewer than this year, said the exchange's Executive Director Peter Lee. Opponents of Obama's healthcare reform, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, have warned for months that 2015 premiums would soar due to the high medical costs of the first wave of enrollees who, they claimed, are older and sicker than the general population. In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require all poultry companies to take measures to prevent Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination, rather than addressing contamination after it occurs. "The United States has been relying on a poultry inspection model that dates back to 1957 ... ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status.
Disney along with local volunteers joined with people across the country to try to set a world record and they did it all while helping children in need.
The Delaware Department of Transportation says they will be reopening the southbound lanes of I-495 at 5pm today.
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury convicts Colorado woman of kidnapping Wisconsin newborn, abandoning him in frigid temps.
She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.
(Reuters) - A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list suspected of raping and murdering a woman in her mobile home in 2008 was captured in Mexico and sent earlier this week to Louisiana to face prosecution, an FBI spokeswoman said on Thursday. Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, a Mexican laborer, stands accused of breaking into the trailer of 26-year-old Wanda Barton, raping her and then stabbing her to death in the presence of her 4-year-old stepson. Guevara, who lived in the same mobile home park in Lake Charles, 200 miles (322 km) west of New Orleans, was charged in 2008 with second-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated burglary. Guevara surrendered to Mexican authorities after an extensive investigation by U.S. officials in both the United States and Mexico, the FBI said.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initiative. Here are five repercussions of the ruling:
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, has pleaded guilty in both cases.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The cases are separated by two decades, but they share macabre similarities.
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the U.S. West Coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and, at times, an unpleasant odor, ocean experts said on Thursday. Though not poisonous to most people, beachgoers should avoid the animals because their venom can cause stinging in the eyes and mouth, said Steve Rumrill, an expert at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. In addition to the millions that have been spotted on beaches from Southern California to Washington, millions more are floating near the ocean surface offshore, Rumrill added. Though most people think the animals are jellyfish, they are in fact colonies of much smaller creatures known as hydrozoans, Rumrill said.