Government programs

November 23, 2017 - 4:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's review board is to meet Wednesday to consider 14 state properties for nomination to...
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November 23, 2017 - 9:56 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, a boy looks into the coffin holding the body of Candido Rios Vazquez, a journalist for the Diario de Acayucan newspaper who was murdered in Covarrubias, Hueyapan de Ocampo, municipality in Veracruz state, Mexico. After years of threats and attacks that Rios blamed on a local mayor furious over his reporting, he was killed on Aug. 22 by armed men who pulled up and opened fire on him when he was chatting with a local rancher at a gas station, killing them and a former police inspector who had just come over. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez, File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:06 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — After years of threats and attacks that Candido Rios blamed on a local mayor furious over his reporting, Rios' home in Mexico's deadliest state for journalists was encircled by a fence topped with coils of barbed wire and surrounded by a half-dozen surveillance cameras he...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 photo, Amocachy Jeune, right, does homework as his mother Marianne Jeune, left, a Haitian immigrant staying in the U.S. through the Temporary Protected Status program, sits nearby at their Boston home. She has worked a variety of jobs caring for the elderly, after she lost her home in Haiti in the 2010 earthquake. The U.S. administration said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010. The Homeland Security Department said the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 21, 2017 - 6:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Yolnick Jeune couldn't sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S. Then, President Donald Trump's administration this week announced one last 18-month extension of the...
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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, right, talks with Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, left, before their an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 20, 2017 - 3:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out Kansas State coach Bill Snyder did want Jim Leavitt on his staff this season. As the coach-in-waiting? Well, that's still unclear. Snyder said during the Big 12's weekly teleconference Monday that he offered his former assistant a job on his staff after linebackers...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can't breathe. It also shows the nurses...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage, an expense that will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks, the government announced late Friday afternoon. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse bipartisan legislation to shield from deportation thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children and living here illegally. In a letter...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 16, 2017 - 6:59 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges, a partial victory for him that could nevertheless leave the case hanging over his head as he gears up for re-election to a sharply divided Senate. U.S...
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