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Interior Department ends federal 'Blueway' program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

Skimpy health law plans leave some "underinsured"

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you know people who are working for just a little money and struggling with medical bills, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul may sound like the answer to their problems.

Adding a baby to new health law plans not easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — You were patient with the government's kooky website, and now you have your health insurance card. That's good, since your family is expecting a new baby.

Marine aircraft ferries Americans from South Sudan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Marines used a KC-130 cargo plane to evacuate about 20 Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, in a move prompted by what the State Department calls a deteriorating security situation.

Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday called on a Supreme Court justice to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

Kim Jong Un fed his uncle to 120 starving dogs: report

Forget the hangman’s noose, the firing squad or lethal injection: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his uncle and a handful of the man’s aides by feeding them to a horde of 120 starving dogs, according to a shocking account.

Palestinian protesters greet Kerry's visit

Palestinian protesters on Friday condemned the latest efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to advance peace talks with Israel, using chants evoking the Arab uprisings and telling him to go home. Hours before Kerry was due to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a raucous crowd of several hundred took to the streets of Ramallah, the West Bank's de facto capital, chanting "Kerry, you coward, there's no place for you in Palestine!" Separately, an official close to Abbas dismissed Kerry's drive for a "framework agreement" as biased toward Israel. But Yasser Abed Rabbo, Abbas's deputy in the Palestine Liberation Organisation, said the plan, still being finalized, "restricts Palestinian sovereignty on Palestinian land".

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.