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Treasury's Lew urges action on Puerto Rico

updated: 05/04/2016 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said he is confident a deal can be reached to solve Puerto Rico's debt woes, urging Congress to take action as schools and hospitals on the island scale back services.

Study sizes up antibiotic misuse

posted: 05/04/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Nearly a third of antibiotics prescribed in doctors' offices, emergency rooms and hospital-based clinics in the United States are not needed, according to the most in-depth study yet to examine the use and misuse of the lifesaving drugs.

Police departments expand body-camera use

updated: 05/04/2016 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Many of the nation's big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be relatively small, a review by The Associated Press found.

Marines probe ID of Iwo Jima flag-raiser

updated: 05/04/2016 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in a photo from World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture.

Kerry warns Russia to hop to it on Syria

posted: 05/04/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria's government and its backers in Russia and Iran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move Syrian President Bashar Assad out, or risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.

Going to aid of Iraqi militia, SEAL killed outside Mosul

updated: 05/04/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State extremist group outside the militant-held city of Mosul as the U.S. expands its role in the northern part of Iraq.

The nation in brief

updated: 05/04/2016 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Guns on campus gets Georgia veto ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting a proposal that was easily approved by a Legislature controlled by his own party in an election year.

Names and faces

updated: 05/04/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

David Attenborough, who turns 90 on Sunday, isn't resting on his laurels or any other element of the natural world he's explored so fully. The man behind acclaimed documentaries including Life on Earth and The Life of Birds is giving insects their TV close-up in Smithsonian Channel's three-part Micro Monsters with David Attenborough.

In the news

updated: 05/04/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Pius Masai of Kenya's disaster-management center said a nearly 6-month-old girl, rescued from the rubble days after a building collapse Friday in Nairobi, had been found unharmed in a wash basin, with furniture protecting her from falling debris.

Trump sees knockout in Indiana; Cruz edgy

posted: 05/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

OSCEOLA, Ind. -- Sen. Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of Indiana primaries today.

Puerto Rico misses payment

posted: 05/03/2016 3:05 a.m. Discuss

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.

Virginia court defines cohabitation

updated: 05/03/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The Virginia Supreme Court stepped in Monday and reversed a ruling dealing with spousal support and gay couples, ruling that a gay couple can be legally considered to have "a relationship analogous to marriage," and that, if they've been in one for a year, anyone paying spousal support to someone in that relationship no longer has to do so.

More coverage expected for Flint victims

updated: 05/03/2016 3:03 a.m. Discuss

FLINT, Mich. -- An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week, once the funding receives final legislative approval, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday.

Court won’t hear $15 wage law case

posted: 05/03/2016 3:03 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE — The U.S. Supreme Court indirectly weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.

The nation in brief

updated: 05/03/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Texas Medicaid waiver extension OK'd





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