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$67,000 for Utah Schools for Deaf & Blind misappropriated, audit shows

State audit shows misappropriation of funds

The missing funds went unnoticed until recent policy changes revealed possible corruption.


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Obama, Mexican president stress importance of relationship

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto reaffirmed the importance of the US-Mexico relationship Friday, promoting the benefits of trade and friendship in an election year that has sometimes stressed that alliance. In a news conference with Pena Nieto at the...


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Medicare Prepares To Go Forward With New Hospital Quality Ratings

Despite objections from Congress and the hospital industry, the Obama administration said it will soon publish star ratings summing up the quality of 3,662 hospitals. Nearly half will be rated as average, and hospitals that serve the poor will not score as well overall as will other hospitals,...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

GOP 2016 Convention Trump Speaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising “the truth, and nothing else” in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary...


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US, allies say they're at key moment in fight against IS

US Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its anti-Islamic State coalition allies said Thursday they’ve reached a key moment in their campaign to defeat the extremist group, despite several months of limited ground gains and major terrorist attacks. After two days of talks in Washington, a joint...


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White House seeks more charging stations for electric cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that commercial charging stations for electric vehicles will be eligible to receive loan guarantees from the federal government as the Obama administration works to increase the number of stations. There are 16,000 currently in place. The White House says that...


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Wild birds lead people to honey if they make the right sound

Guide Birds

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Mozambique’s woodlands, the sound of sweet evolution is at work. Over the centuries, through genetic and cultural adaptation, humans and a wild bird species have learned to work together with a simple sound: “Brrr-hm.” When human honey-hunters make that call, the bird called...


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Scientists looking for invisible dark matter can't find any

Dark Matter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form. For three years, scientists have been looking for dark matter — which though invisible, makes up more than four-fifths of the universe’s...


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Mike Pence’s Health Policy Record Is A Mixed Bag

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the spotlight this week as the man Donald Trump has picked to be his running mate. Pence’s decisions about health and health care in Indiana have drawn attention from within and outside the state. His record could be important in November, because Trump doesn’t have a...


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Why doesn't your company want you to put more in your 401(k)?

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. A decade ago, Congress said companies could tweak retirement plans to get a lot more workers to save. The 2006 Pension Protection Act made clear that employers were allowed to automatically sign up employees for a 401(k), and automatically increase their contribution percentage...


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