WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health agency said it has spent $319 million building an online health- insurance marketplace through October.
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LOS ANGELES — A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in movies rated PG-13 is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90 percent of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking, smoking or sex.
“Obamacare does not even address the issue of costs. In fact, it exacerbates the problem and causes 85 percent of Americans who had health insurance and who liked it extraordinary disruption. So, it’s been a catastrophe for health care and for the economy at large.”
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The brightly painted ferry sailed to the island prison like a dazzling bird swooping down to land. The prisoner caught sight of the vessel, far off on the shimmering sea.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region is shivering this weekend with below-freezing temperatures that have shut down roads, canceled flights and halted much of city life.
California’s winter weather is being blamed for the deaths of four homeless people, the closure of major roads and serious losses for citrus farmer in the middle of a harvest.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signaled Saturday that he was prepared to allow Iran to enrich uranium on its own soil, saying that a final deal could be structured to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old war veteran who was held prisoner in North Korea for six weeks, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday following his release.
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela are forever linked in history as the first black presidents of each of their countries, inspiring millions in the United States and South Africa.
BENGHAZI, Libya — Relatively few Americans remained in this eastern Libyan city as street battles raged and Islamic militants made ever-bolder forays in recent weeks. But Ronald Thomas Smith II, a chemistry teacher at an English-language school, stayed on, planning, colleagues said, to return soon to the United States for Christmas.
SANAA, Yemen — In a strike that bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida, assailants in military uniforms staged a brazen daytime assault Thursday on Yemen’s Defense Ministry, setting off a daylong battle that killed at least 52 people and left scores injured, with some foreigners believed to be among the dead.
MEXICO CITY — Authorities sought at least two thieves on Thursday who had seized a truck with radioactive material in central Mexico, while a family who found and took home the exposed stolen container was under medical observation, officials said.
BEIRUT — Al-Qaida-linked rebels in northern Syria killed an Iraqi freelance journalist at a checkpoint Wednesday, highlighting the deteriorating security situation for foreign aid workers and journalists in rebel-held areas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, less than two months away, human rights and gay rights activists say it’s still unclear if and how President Vladimir Putin’s government will enforce during the games a recently enacted law that’s widely regarded as anti-gay.