Largest US insurer’s move signals industry shift

The nation’s largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant questions for the sector to offering growth opportunities. UnitedHealth Group said Thursday that it will participate in...
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Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing examining the facts and circumstances that contributed to General Motors’ failure to identify a safety...

Ex-judge Has Law License Indefinitely Suspended

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of a former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge convicted of lying to FBI agents. A federal jury convicted Bridget McCafferty in August 2011 of 10 counts of making false statements...
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Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage, Nibali keeps lead

Norway’s Alexander Kristoff crosses the finish line ahead of France’s Arnaud Demare, bottom right, to win the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 185.5 kilometers (115.3 miles) with start in Bourg-en-Bresse and finish in Saint-Etienne, France,...
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Tiger Woods starts British Open with 3-under 69

Tiger Woods of the US plays a shot off the 8th tee during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) Tiger Woods of the US plays a shot off the 8th tee during the first...
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After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the...

How States Fared On Unemployment Benefit Claims

Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that recent job gains should continue. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. The less volatile four-week average has slipped to...
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Pregnant woman’s jawbone helped move on case

Kimberlyn Scott speaks with a reporter in Makawao, Hawaii, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Scott’s daughter, Carly “Charli” Scott, went missing in February and has not been seen since. Her former boyfriend has been charged with murdering her and burning her...
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Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

A conductor punches tickets aboard the Long Island Rail Road, in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation’s largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find...
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California bank robbery ends in 3 deaths

This Thursday, July 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Stockton Police Department shows Jaime Ramos, 19, who was booked on suspicion of homicide, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder in a Stockton, Calif. bank robbery that led to a high speed chase. Two other suspects...