Police fire pepper spray, bean bags as they oust protesters
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) ? Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear fired bean bags and pepper spray on Thursday as they tried to clear protesters from a camp on private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Health law consumers face least choice in program's history
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found.
London stocks higher on GDP data as other markets drag
Online privacy may be boosted by new FCC data rules
New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved rules that require internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T ...
Ex-Rep. Condit promotes book about Chandra Levy's deathEx-Rep. Gary Condit, once suspected in the disappearance of intern Chandra Levy, says he co-authored a new book about the case to tell his side of the story.
Obama rallies Obamacare troops at 'critical time' for program
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday urged more than 25,000 volunteers and advocates who dialed in to a White House conference call to pull out the stops to boost the number of people signing up for Obamacare health insurance plans. Obama warned it will be challenging to overcome the skepticism about the plans given an onslaught of headlines about surging premium prices, but he said the stakes are high. Americans who do not receive health insurance through their employer or through Medicare or Medicaid programs shop online for subsidized insurance plans starting Nov. 1 until the end of January.
Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ? A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015.
Fraternity parties back at UC Berkeley with new guidelines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Fraternity and sorority parties will be back this weekend at the University of California, Berkeley after a one-week suspension, but with new guidelines aimed at keeping the often booze-filled bashes free of sexual violence.
Support for 'my girl' Clinton is personal, Mrs. Obama says
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) ? As first ladies they could hardly have been more different. But as Democrats looking to fire up female voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded on Thursday.
Pot farmers worry legalization could end their way of life
GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) ? Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with pruning shears as they harvested the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm.