• Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. One of the...

  • Measles case confirmed on University of Minnesota campus

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota says a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus. The university said Wednesday the student recently returned from international travel, and is now isolated off campus while recovering. Before being...

  • Phillies elevate Montgomery to chairman

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have elevated David Montgomery from president to chairman and named Hall of Famer Pat Gillick team president. The move was announced Wednesday, several months after Montgomery took a leave to continue his recovery from jaw cancer....

  • Bagwell to help out Astros at spring training

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    HOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell will join the team at spring training as a guest instructor. The Astros aren't sure when he'll travel to Kissimmee, Florida to help out. They say he'll be there for several days. It will be the first time Bagwell has worked with...

  • Army Corps releases coastal flood risk management framework

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government and the private sector....

  • Desert stars: Celebs converge on Phoenix for Super Bowl 49

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    PHOENIX (AP) — The desert is great for stargazing, and that will certainly be the case as the Super Bowl takes over Phoenix and its suburbs. Comedians Joel McHale and Kevin Hart will crack jokes for partygoers, newcomer Charli XCX will perform for troops and then revelers at ESPN's...

  • Electrical fire ignited Christmas tree in fatal Md. fire

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    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday. The fire...

  • Texas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 slaying

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    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze in a fire that killed her two children. Four years later, a mentally impaired woman in East Texas was...

  • First Look: 'Dope' is fresh, funny and music-filled

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    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Punk rock, Bitcoin, '90s hip-hop, BMX bikes, street thugs and Harvard come together in "Dope," a wonderfully fresh, thoughtful and music-filled coming-of-age story. Writer-director Rick Famuyiwa ("The Wood") introduces audiences to a stellar cast of relative...

  • Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise

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    The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both...

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