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  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether two men at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people should be freed until their criminal trials. Barry Cadden, a co-founder of the now-shuttered New England Compounding Center, and Glenn Chin, the...

  • Judge appoints board to sort out polygamous homes

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge has appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs' sect is based. State Judge Denise Lindberg's order Wednesday gives the panel limited...

  • Correction: Cuba-Travel story

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about travel to Cuba, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of Americans who were authorized to travel to Cuba last year. The number was 124,000, not 170,000. A corrected version of the story is below: US travel industry carefully...

  • Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney. A corrected version of the story is below: 14 charged in...

  • Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. While the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island nation, globe-trotting tourists won't be able to hop on a plane to Havana anytime soon. It remains illegal for most U.S. citizens to travel to —...

  • US stocks rise; Oracle leads technology stocks higher

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply Thursday, led gains in by technology stocks as Oracle surged following a strong earnings report. Energy stocks lagged the market as the price of crude oil resumed its slide. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 35 points, or 1.7...

  • California power regulator to address allegations

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's chief utility regulator is expected to address allegations of backroom dealings with the state's largest utility on Thursday when he presides over his last voting meeting of the five-member commission. California Public Utilities Commission President...

  • Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure. White House officials have said Obama has concerns that the measure was not in line with his policy of...

  • IRS head says budget cuts could delay tax refunds

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts just enacted by Congress could delay tax refunds next year. At a news conference Thursday, Koskinen said taxpayer services will be hurt, and fewer agents will be auditing returns. He said about half the people who call...

  • Obama signs bill to sanction Venezuelan officials

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation into law allowing him to sanction Venezuelan government officials who were involved in a crackdown on anti-government protesters. The bill authorizes sanctions that would freeze the assets and ban visas for anyone accused...

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