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  • U.S. names Connecticut official to lead federal Obamacare marketplace

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare. In a move...
  • Pentagon says Egypt, UAE responsible for Libya strikes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military believes the governments of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for a recent series of airstrikes on Islamist factions within Libya, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Kirby,...
  • Dispute over gadget that blocks seat reclining diverts flight to Chicago

    (Reuters) - A midair argument between two airline passengers over the use of a device that stops the seat in front from reclining caused a Newark-Denver flight to be diverted to Chicago over the weekend, airline and police officials said on Tuesday....
  • Morgan football player died of heat stroke, autopsy shows

    Morgan football player died of heat stroke, autopsy shows
    Autopsy results showing that Morgan State University football player Marquese Meadow died of heat stroke have prompted his mother to question whether coaches and trainers monitored the heat at practice or gave players enough water breaks. Meadow, an 18-...
  • State asked to approve Exelon, Pepco merger

    State asked to approve Exelon, Pepco merger
    Exelon, the parent of Baltimore Gas & Electric, filed its application Tuesday with the state to acquire Pepco Holdings, a move company officials say will improve service and boost the economies of Pepco's service areas in and around Washington, D.C.,...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

    USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.
    With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region. Though investments and...
  • Military pilot from Naperville area named White House Fellow

    Military pilot from Naperville area named White House Fellow
    WASHINGTON — Kari M. Fleming, a decorated pilot and Air Force major who formerly lived in the Naperville area, has been named a White House Fellow, officials said Monday. Fleming, 34, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was last posted...
  • U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the...
  • Demandan al gobierno por deportaciones de niños

    Demandan al gobierno por deportaciones de niños
    WASHINGTON - Cuatro organizaciones defensoras de los derechos civiles demandaron al Gobierno por la deportación de madres y niños inmigrantes que, según la querella, huyen de la violencia en Centroamérica. El Consejo Estadounidense de Inmigración, la...
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...