Promise of price cut on hospital bills is in limbo RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Huge list prices charged by hospitals are drawing increased attention, but a federal law meant to limit what the most financially vulnerable patients can be billed doesn't seem to be making much difference. A provision in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul says most hospitals must charge uninsured patients no more than what people with health insurance are ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The waiting is almost over. Sometime in the next week or so, the Supreme Court will announce the outcomes in cases on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The federal law, known by the shorthand DOMA, defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman and therefore keeps legally married gay Americans from collecting a range of federal benefits that generally ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A striking new photography exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences might make people scared of snakes a bit rattled, but there's no better way to appreciate these incredible creatures up close while staying out of fang's reach.
CINCINNATI (AP) - An air show in southwestern Ohio reopened with a moment of silence Sunday, a day after a pilot and wing walker died in a horrifying, fiery crash in front of thousands of spectators.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - At least a dozen Islamic militants wearing police uniforms shot to death overnight a Pakistani and 10 foreign tourists, including an American, who were visiting one of the world's highest mountains in a remote area of northern Pakistan that has been largely peaceful, officials said Sunday.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - The former National Security Agency contractor wanted for revealing classified secrets is seeking asylum in the South American country of Ecuador, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Sunday.
Doctors are reporting a major step toward an "artificial pancreas," a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.
CHICO (AP) - The three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car about 90 miles north of Sacramento have been identified as two teenagers and the mother of one of the boys.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is projected to face a shortage of as many as 17,000 doctors within two years, a problem that is especially acute in rural areas and minority communities.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) - The tearful mother of the only known U.S. prisoner of war said Saturday she's feeling "very optimistic" about his eventual release after his Taliban captors offered last week to exchange him for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Doinghardtimeagain finished 2½ lengths ahead of Iotapa to win the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks feature race at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Redondo Beach police say they believe a man who was shot and died of multiple gunshot wounds was the specific target of a homicide.
CHICO, Calif. (AP) - The three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car about 90 miles north of Sacramento have been identified as two teenagers and the mother of one of the boys.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a proportion that surprised veteran advocates for the homeless.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones - a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" and reads your fingerprint.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A newlywed wife with doubts about her 8-day-old marriage confessed she pushed her husband face-first off a cliff in Glacier National Park, then lied about his death and told authorities he had driven off with friends, court documents said.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Longtime favorite Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, keeping the powerful sports body in European hands.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pushing military might and raising hopes it won't be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he continued to advance the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad's regime.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A wind-whipped, fast-moving wildfire in Northern California's Shasta County damaged 30 buildings, many of them homes, and threatened another 350 structures, fire officials said Tuesday.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman's sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino realized he had an addiction problem on a trip to Australia in February 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - He said he would eat a bug to get you to buy a car. He promised that he would even stand upon his head until his ears were turning red if you would just, "Go see Cal."
PARIS (AP) - The world's largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to study how the Gulf Stream and climate change could influence each other.
1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA
AMSTERDAM (AP) - A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.