House to vote on reopening national parks

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Democrats say they'll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the ..
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Netanyahu: Israel won't let Iran get nuclear arms

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played the spoiler Tuesday to any easing of Iran's relations with the West, telling world leaders his country will d..
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Obama hits GOP 'ideological crusade' in shutdown

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an "ideological crusade..
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Washington sees impact of shutdown

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic has been lighter and the subways less crowded today in Washington, on the first day of a partial government shutdown.    The White House is..
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Defense asks for Allied Veterans case to be tossed

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for a Jacksonville lawyer asked judge to throw out charges alleging that Kelly Mathis helped build a $300 million gambling operation.   &nb..
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Apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

It's estimated some 3.5 million Floridians do not have health insurance, but that will change starting tomorrow.Open enrollment begins for the President's Affordable Health Care Ac..
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What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, m..
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Countdown: GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Their unity fraying, House Republicans bent but did not blink Monday in their demand for changes in the nation's health care overhaul as the price for preventing ..
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Obama: GOP 'grandstanding' in budget battle

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a failure to increase the government's borrowing authority would effectively shutter the economy.    Obama told reporte..
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NJ judge: State must allow gays to marry

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.    Judge Mary Jacobson says now that the federal government re..
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Senate kills effort to derail budget bill

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected an effort by young conservative senators to block a bill to avert a government shutdown on Tuesday.    Friday's 79-19 vote ..
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Iran chides Israel for not signing nuclear treaty

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iran's new president called on Israel on Thursday to join an international treaty banning the spread of nuclear weapons, chiding the Jewish state for being th..
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Obama vows health care law won't be undercut

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says congressional critics of the 3-year-old health care law have become more irresponsible in their attempts to kill it the closer the law..
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Senators try to postpone flood insurance increases

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Bill Nelson is trying to postpone flood insurance rate hikes that are scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1.    On Wednesday, Nelson, a..
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Federal gun laws didn't block Navy Yard shooter

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger..
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FACT CHECK: Food stamp debate has empty calories

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders say food stamps serve too many Americans and the almost $80 billion-a-year program needs to be slimmed down.    This week,..
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Buying birthday cakes isn't easy for government

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Setting up an office fund to buy birthday cakes for employees sounds easy.    But not if you are Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cante..
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Officials: Sarasota GOP leader stole rival's name

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A former leader of Sarasota's Republican Party allegedly stole a GOP rival's name to make donations to the campaigns of President Barack Obama and other Democ..
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Fla. Gov. heading to Dominican Republic next year

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to the Dominican Republic early next year for another trade mission.    Enterprise Florida, the state's e..
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Fla. court to decide if legislators must testify

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Supreme Court justices sound skeptical about whether state legislators must answer questions in a long-running political battle.    ..
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