Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said ...
Stocks turn lower as drugmakers drag health stocks down
NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday and giving up most of their gains from the last two days. EpiPen maker Mylan and other drug companies face scrutiny over increases in product prices. Banks are falling as bond yields decrease, and interest rates go with them. High-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies are also slumping.
U.S. seen ending Syria diplomacy with Russia, mulls optionsBy Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is on the verge of ending its Syria diplomacy with Russia and is looking at new options on how it might seek to end the 5-1/2 civil war, U.S. officials said on Thursday. On Wednesday, U.S. officials told Reuters President Barack Obama's administration had begun to consider tougher responses - including military options - to the Russian-backed Syrian government's assault on Aleppo, the country's largest city.
Train crashes at New Jersey station; 1 dead, 74 hospitalized
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) ? A crowded rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.
Man killed near San Diego was pointing vaping device-police
A Southern California police officer who shot an unarmed black man pointing a vape smoking device had been at the scene for less than two minutes when he opened fire, in a killing that set off two nights of protests, a police official said on Thursday. The incident in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon came as racially charged anger over similar incidents in two other U.S. cities over the past two weeks had started to subside. El Cajon officer Richard Gonsalves and a colleague on the police force, whose name was not released, were responding to calls about a mentally unstable man walking in traffic, officials said.
Syria's U.N. envoy says: 'We don't bomb civilians'Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari rejected accusations on Thursday that the Syrian government was killing civilians. "The Syrian government is not bombing civilians. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week accused the Syrian government of killing the most civilians during the country's five year conflict.
Cellphones spill into Yellowstone's wilds despite park plan
Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth. A ...
FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes
Wells Fargo workers say they were fired for reporting 'gaming' of sales quotas
At least five Wells Fargo employees have sued the bank or filed complaints with regulators alleging that they were fired after reporting the opening of customer accounts without their permission, according to a Reuters review of lawsuits and complaints to the U.S. Labor Department. The suits and complaints, filed between 2010 and 2014, raise questions about how early Wells Fargo knew about such allegations and how it handled them. One of the fired employees was Birinder Kaur Shankar, a former Colorado-based customer sales representative who in July 2014 filed a complaint with the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Watchdog report criticizes DEA's use of confidential sourcesWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has paid informants who are no longer meant to be used, according to a government watchdog report issued Thursday.