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'Obamacare' mandate: hot for lawyers, ho-hum to consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The repeal of an unpopular fine for people without health insurance has had little impact on "Obamacare" sign-ups or premiums, a gap between the real world and legal arguments from conservatives again challenging the Affordable...

 

2020 hopeful Bloomberg unveils rough sketch of economic plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a rough sketch of his plans to create millions of new jobs focused largely in communities "left behind" by President Donald Trump. The billionaire former New York...

 

Kitchens get smarter at CES tech show, not yet in many homes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tell your refrigerator about your dietary preferences and it'll concoct a recipe plan for the coming week, sending a shopping list to your smartphone when it notices you've run out of the right ingredients. Counter-top robotic...

 

Ivanka Trump's appearance at CES tech show draws criticism

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation's largest consumer electronics show hosted Ivanka Trump as a keynote speaker — a choice that drew scorn from many women in technology. Ivanka Trump spoke for nearly 40 minutes on stage Tuesday with Gary Shapiro,...

 

Facebook, eBay crack down on fake reviews after UK warning

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog said Wednesday that Facebook and eBay pledged to crack down on the trade in fake reviews, removing hundreds of accounts, pages and groups involved in the illicit business after the regulator warned...

 

From Lebanon, Ghosn defiant against Japan's justice system

BEIRUT (AP) — Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance since being smuggled out of Japan , saying Wednesday he fled a "nightmare" that would not end and vowed to defend his name wherever he can get a fair trial....

 

Impeachment standoff deepens, testing McConnell and Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The standoff over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial deepened Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there will be "no haggling" with Democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands for more details and...

 

Prince Harry and Meghan to 'step back' as senior UK royals

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, say they plan "to step back" as senior members of Britain's royal family, a stunning announcement that underscores the couple's wish to forge a new path for royals in the modern world. A statement is...

 

US, Iran step back from the brink; region still on edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war on Wednesday as President Donald Trump signaled he would not retaliate militarily for Iran's missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. No one was harmed in...

 

Case of 2 missing kids grows to include deaths, cult rumors

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two dead spouses, two missing children and rumors of a cult. Confusion is growing around a series of mysterious deaths and the disappearances of a 7-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl that tie back to a couple who have since vani...

 

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