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McCain: Israel concerned about Mideast peace deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "serious, serious concerns" about parts of the proposal Secretary of State John Kerry is using to broker peace with the Palestinians.

America Feels Like the North Pole

As people from Chicago to New York dig out a foot or more of snow, the second wave of an arctic attack begins.


Boehner’s Immigration Cojones

Surprise signs of immigration progress have been spotted on Capitol Hill, raising the prospect that John Boehner could yet shepherd reform through Congress without sacrificing his job.


Michael Scheuer’s Meltdown

It’s been a long way down for the former CIA hand and over-the-top Iraq War critic—right down to endorsing the assassinations of Barack Obama and David Cameron.


America’s 5 Biggest Blizzards

Think it’s a drag to shovel a foot of snow? Try the 50 inches that hit the East Coast in 1888—way before snowblowers. A look at the real storms of the centuries.


You Can Run, But You Can’t Die

Aubrey Lee Price disappeared in 2012, allegedly suicidal over the millions he was found to have embezzled from his banking job. As fake-dead fugitives go, it was amateur hour.


He's Not Your Typical Rapper

Action Bronson is a hefty Queens native and ex-chef. With a style like Ghostface Killah and rhymes about gourmet food, he's also leading New York’s hip-hop reawakening.


China’s Private Spy Firm?

Fears from the Obama administration and Congress are mounting about Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s plan to build a wireless network in South Korea.


Turkey Doesn’t Want A Dictator

Prime Minister Erdogan is blaming a corruption case on his political nemesis, but the reality is that the government has been overstepping its democratic bounds.


How Rob Ford Could Win

His opponents are up against the bizarre logic that pushed the crack-smoking Toronto mayor to ascend and survive. But how far are voters willing to go for an agenda they support?


China’s Hidden Jews

In Kaifeng, where Sephardic Jews from the Silk Road settled in the 12th century, their descendants are rediscovering long-last religious practices and petitioning Israel for recognition.


Is the New ‘Community’ Any Good?

‘Community’ is back for a fifth season. It's also technically starting over. Is the reboot the same brilliant show? Or a ‘Scrubs’-sized failure?


The GOP’s ‘Jobs’ Hypocrisy

Conservatives are suddenly hot on measures that Democrats have been touting for years. So why can’t they can’t acknowledge their own party is the biggest obstacle?


‘I Have Two Penises’

A man who claims he has two penises (and posts the photos that “prove” it) is 2014’s first Internet star. Here’s everything you need to know about “diphallia.”


APNewsBreak: Adding a baby to health plan not easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's another quirk in the Obama administration's new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.


USDA allows more meat, grains in school lunches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says it's making permanent rules that allow schools to serve larger portions of lean meat and whole grains in school lunches and other meals.


APNewsBreak: Adding a new baby to plan not easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's another quirk in the Obama administration's new health insurance system: It lacks a way for consumers to quickly and easily update their coverage for the birth of a baby and other common life changes.


U.S. House to mull proposals to make Obamacare website more secure

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to consider legislation to make data on the Obamacare website more secure when lawmakers return to Washington next week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Thursday. In a memo to his fellow House Republicans, Cantor said he would schedule floor action next week on proposals to make the healthcare website safer as well as notify consumers when their personal information has been compromised. Cantor noted that several bills on the topic of the website's security had already been introduced by Republicans. The website HealthCare.gov allows consumers to shop for insurance plans under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, which passed in 2010 and mandated that Americans have health insurance.


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