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  • Climate change may add billions to wildfire costs, study says

    As wildfires burned in California, a study by several major environmental groups estimated that climate change could mean that future blazes will be much larger and add billions of dollars to already costly losses. The 46-page study released Tuesday,...
  • Many may lose Obamacare coverage because of missing paperwork

    Many may lose Obamacare coverage because of missing paperwork
    As many as half a million people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year may lose coverage or need to pay more because they haven't submitted proper documentation, the Obama administration warned Monday. Some 115,000...
  • Detention center brings immigration debate to small-town New Mexico

    In this small New Mexican town, high school football is so popular that the celebration of Halloween gets moved if it happens to fall on a Friday. The sport is especially welcome this year after Department of Homeland Security officials opened up a...
  • In Nevada, washed-out interstate is truckers' nightmare

    Mother Nature works in confounding ways: snow flurries in Phoenix, a balmy Christmas in Buffalo, and this week's catastrophic flood in the normally parched desert 50 miles north of this resort city. In what some term the area's worst storm in decades, a...
  • Border agency reports fewer immigrant deaths

    Border agency reports fewer immigrant deaths
    Although the number of immigrants caught illegally crossing the Southwest border increased this summer, the number of border deaths decreased, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 284 migrant deaths on the border for the...
  • Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military plunge

    Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military plunge
    As the afternoon sun blazed down on the 9/11 Memorial, Derek Cooper weighed another U.S. military plunge into the Middle East. "It's hard to say we shouldn't be the world's police, but at the same time, how would the world be if we weren't?" asked the...
  • Widow fights Army ruling of Green Beret's death as overdose

    Debbie Venetz heard the doorbell ring and saw those familiar Army boots as she peeked through the window onto her front steps. Her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz, was back from Afghanistan, in time for their daughter's seventh birthday party the...
  • Detroit on edge as judge prepares to consider bankruptcy plan

    Detroit on edge as judge prepares to consider bankruptcy plan
    It's crunch time for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. On Tuesday, Detroit enters what could be the final leg in its lengthy and strained journey through bankruptcy. At the end of the hearings, which are expected to last about six...
  • St. Paul's first female Somali police officer has critics and fans

    St. Paul's first female Somali police officer has critics and fans
    Kadra Mohamed walks into an old haunt, the Grocery and Meat Market on the city's north side, where as a girl she shopped with her mother. She breathes in the heady smell of Somali spices, halal meat and the bread she has loved since growing up in a...
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • For some parents, legalization complicates how to talk about pot

    Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Now that recreational pot is legal in...