Healthcare Deadline Extended for Jan. 1st Enrollment

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 23, 2013
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By the Associated Press

CHICAGO — Last-minute health insurance shoppers called help lines and attended enrollment events Monday as a key deadline in the nation’s new health law was extended by one more day.

While some states postponed the cutoff date, most Americans were required to sign up by Monday night to get coverage starting on Jan. 1. The HealthCare.gov website that …

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Holiday Travelers Prepare for Rough Weather, Potential Delays

Posted by Joe Simons on December 21, 2013
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CHICAGO (AP) — Freezing rain. Snow. Thunderstorms. Even tornadoes. Much of the nation braced for foul weather on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, as a wet winter storm created travel worries from Chicago and Detroit to Boston and New York.

Forecasters were predicting everything from freezing rain and snow in the north to torrential rain in the …

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Target May Have Breached 40M Credit Card Accounts

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 19, 2013
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By the Associated Press

NEW YORK — Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.

The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had …

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Gunman Shoots Four Then Kills Himself at Reno Hospital

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 17, 2013
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By the Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — A lone gunman shot and injured four people before killing himself at a sprawling medical campus in Reno.

Reno police said the man entered the Center for Advanced Medicine at Renown Regional Medical Center at about 2:45 p.m. with at least one gun and began shooting.

The shooter turned the gun on himself before 3 p.m., …

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Six Americans Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 17, 2013
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By the Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Six U.S. service members were killed Tuesday when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, U.S. and NATO officials said.

One person on board the Black Hawk UH-60 was injured and survived, two U.S. defense officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. The aircraft was an Army helicopter …

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