Harvard-educated lawyer gets 40 years for bizarre kidnapping

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Muller was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a kidnapping so elaborate and outlandish that investigators first thought his victims were carrying out a bizarre hoax. The Harvard University-trained lawyer and former Marine who...

How do insurers decide what medicines to pay for?

How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them? Insurers and other payers look first at how well the drug works – not its cost – when they decide whether to cover the latest treatments, according to the nation’s largest...

Telecom policy tilts in favor of industry under Trump's FCC

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais NEW YORK (AP) — Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as newly installed federal regulators begin chipping away at hard-fought protections on privacy and competition. These protections, put in place during the Obama...

Logano tells Busch ‘honest mistake’ led to incident at Vegas

Kyle Busch walks away from his smoking car in pit lane at the end of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first face-to-face meeting between Kyle...

Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘ready to come out of the woods’

Hillary Clinton speaks at the Society of Irish Women’s annual dinner on St. Patrick’s Day in her late father’s hometown in Scranton, Pa., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Friday she’s...

The Latest: Wichita State rolls on, beats Dayton 64-58

Wichita State forward Zach Brown (1) celebrates during the second half of a first-round game against Dayton in the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. Wichita State defeated Dayton 64-58. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) The Latest on...

Cincinnati beats Kansas State 75-61 in South Region

Cincinnati forwad Gary Clark, center, goes to the basket over Kansas State foreword Xavier Sneed, left, during the first half of a first-round game of the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Bryan Patrick)...

Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Friday to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The state House approved the proposal with a 66-11 vote and sent it to...

J.C. Penney lists the 138 stores it is planning to shutter

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time on Friday, J.C. Penney listed the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability. Like other department stores, J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online...

The Latest: Top seeds go to 132-0 against 16 seeds

Kansas’ Josh Jackson (11) drives the baseline to the basket for a shot as UC Davis forward Chima Moneke, right, defends in the second half of a first-round game in the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Friday March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony...