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BOSTON (AP) — An attorney who specializes in defending people charged with drunken driving pleaded not guilty Monday to operating a boat while drunk after a passenger fell overboard and lost her arm in the propeller. Benjamin Urbelis, 33, of Boston, was held on $75,000 bail and...
Dozens of health insurers want price hikes well beyond 10 percent for their individual coverage next year, as some juggle higher-than-expected costs and rising prescription drug expenses. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is seeking a roughly 26 percent premium...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cleanup crews continued to mop up oil-stained beaches along California's Central Coast two weeks after an onshore underground pipeline ruptured, leaking thousands of gallons of crude into the Pacific. The May 19 spill occurred along the same stretch of Santa...
NEW YORK (AP) — Listen to the Republican candidates for president and they'll tell you the country faces a dire threat from terrorism, and is on the brink of falling victim to Islamic State militants. "I'm afraid some Americans have grown tired of fighting them," South Carolina...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It will be hard to forget Pope Francis' first trip to the U.S. — especially in Philadelphia. Officials on Monday gave the public a peek at some of the souvenirs that will be available online starting in late June. More than 200 items will be offered, with...
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Leigh McDonough stood in her backyard on a hot spring day and listened to the steady shush-shush-shush of two garden hoses filling her new pool and hot tub with water. Her family installed the 21,000-gallon pool despite a state mandate to cut overall water...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency suspended its controversial collection of Americans' phone records as Congress grappled Monday with how to restore expired surveillance laws the government has used to track terrorists and spies. No solution was likely before...
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston attorney who specializes in defending people charged with drunken driving has pleaded not guilty to operating a boat while drunk after a passenger fell overboard and lost her arm in the propeller. Benjamin Urbelis was held on $75,000 bail and ordered to...