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U.S. health insurers to pay $330 million in premium rebates


- U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.

Preachers rail at police in funeral for NYC man who died in custody

NEW YORK - Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city's police force during the funeral of Eric Garner, who died soon after police put him in a banned chokehold.

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Seven arrests made in $1.6 million StubHub cyberfraud case

NEW YORK - Police have arrested seven people on charges they were tied to an international ring that defrauded eBay Inc's StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million, the latest in a string of high-profile cybercrime busts in recent months. | Video

Colorado theater gunman's lawyers challenge firearms analysis

DENVER - Lawyers defending accused theater gunman James Holmes challenged the reliability of firearms analysis on Wednesday, despite conceding that their client was solely responsible for the 2012 massacre that killed 12 moviegoers.

23 Jul 2014

For Californians, higher costs dampen support for clean energy

BERKELEY Calif. - An overwhelming majority of California residents support the state's mandate for reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, so long as they do not bear the higher costs of cleaner energy themselves, a new public opinion poll shows.

Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

WASHINGTON - Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block grants for states and communities.

Politics, 23 Jul 2014

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

PHOENIX - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.

23 Jul 2014

Kennedy cousin tries to stop tapes being played in murder retrial

STAMFORD Conn. - Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin awaiting retrial after serving 11 years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl in Connecticut, wants to stop incriminating audiotapes from being used again as evidence, according to court filings on Wednesday.

23 Jul 2014

U.S. judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

DENVER - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.

Subjects, Gay Marriage, 23 Jul 2014

San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.

Health 23 Jul 2014

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