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  • APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog agency says Medicare's prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem apparently started with a bureaucratic rule that's now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the...

  • Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) — They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch....

  • UVa abduction suspect in court on separate case

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago. Jesse Matthew will appear Friday morning for his arraignment in Fairfax County Circuit Court via video from a jail...

  • AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush. Mollner is a managing partner at Freakling Bros in Las Vegas. His dad started scaring people in their front yard in 1976,...

  • Before midterms, Obama to plug policies for women

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama's fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama is delivering a speech Friday in Rhode Island on...

  • 3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois. Fayette County coroner Bruce Bowen says a woman, a boy and a girl, all related, died in the Thursday evening collision in...

  • Begich, Sullivan face off in final debate

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan took advantage of a statewide audience Thursday night to draw distinctions between themselves — and throw some elbows — in their final debate. The two clashed on issues such as privacy and a...

  • Majority of early voters in Kansas are Republicans

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More registered Republicans have cast early votes in Kansas than voters affiliated with other parties in the state. GOP officials are trumpeting the data as a signal that Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts will be re-elected Tuesday. Democrats and...

  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents....

  • Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention. Hello Kitty Con is expected to draw some 25,000 fans over four days. Long lines snaked through the sold-out event Thursday at the Geffen...

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