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Health Care Q&A: ‘Can’t afford insurance, will I be fined?’

Health Care Q&A: ‘Can’t afford insurance, will I be fined?’

The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus…

Clinton to college students: ‘Get involved, stay involved’

Clinton to college students: ‘Get involved, stay involved’

Bill and Hillary Clinton teamed up with Arizona Sen. John McCain at the start of an annual meeting of college students on Friday, putting on stage a former president, a…

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

How did a flashy blonde win those defense contracts?

The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her…

Testimony reveals worried bin Laden after 9/11 attacks

Testimony reveals worried bin Laden after 9/11 attacks

Osama bin Laden’s hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified in his own defense at his…

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Harsher punishments for blacks at public schools?

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced…

CIA-Senate spat raises concerns about oversight

CIA-Senate spat raises concerns about oversight

The government’s top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it’s suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head…

Obama shuts down Syrian embassy, consulates in U.S.

Obama shuts down Syrian embassy, consulates in U.S.

The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, requiring all personnel who are not legal U.S residents to…

All the news that’s fit to…whatever

All the news that’s fit to…whatever

A new study finds Americans of all ages are charting their own paths across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what’s…

Free tuition? A growing idea in some states

Free tuition?  A growing idea in some states

Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word “free,” and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college. Amid…

General tears up over affairs with subordinates

General tears up over affairs with subordinates

An Army general who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up Monday as he told a judge that he’d failed the female captain who had leveled…