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Nearly 43 million have unpaid medical bills in U.S.

Nearly 43 million have unpaid medical bills in U.S.

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The findings suggest that…

NSA warned of backlash from spying on Americans

NSA warned of backlash from spying on Americans

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence to justify…

Fewer Americans than claimed fighting for extremists

Fewer Americans than claimed fighting for extremists

The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months. That’s not to say there…

Some tips for fighting Islamic extremism

Some tips for fighting Islamic extremism

When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting…

Most Americans hope for a better year in 2014

Most Americans hope for a better year in 2014

Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less…