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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer health care has...
NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Demme, the eclectic, ever-enthusiastic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," and the director of one of the most seminal concert films ever made, the Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense," has died...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas movement says it will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, signaling escalating tensions between the militant group and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas has threatened to take "unprecedented" financial steps to force...
Some reaction to the death of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. ___ "Jonathan Demme was a great artist, humanitarian, activist & a warm encouraging colleague. I've known very few like him. He will be missed." — director Ron Howard via Twitter. ___ "Deeply sad to hear my friend,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to impose limits on when the government can strip an immigrant of U.S. citizenship for lying during the naturalization process. Wednesday's lively argument included a sharp rebuke of a Justice Department lawyer by the court's...
Johnny Depp's former business team is calling the star "a habitual liar" after Depp said in an interview that his one-time managers "clearly let him down." Depp sued The Management Group in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. The Management Group...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, using the first-ever papal TED talk to urge the world to show more solidarity with the poor and the weak. Francis delivered a videotaped talk to a TED conference in Vancouver on "The Future You...
Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be the CIA's top lawyer says it would take a change in U.S. law to restart the program that permitted harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists in detention. Courtney Simmons Elwood tells the Senate intelligence committee that...