In the past, rising health spending was due to increased prices, but this uptick was due to more people using health services.
The number of buildings damaged this week in the Tennessee wildfires is approaching 1,000.
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Americans’ confidence in the economy shifted from negative to positive territory after Donald Trump was elected president last month
The bloodshed was just one in a series of recent violent incidents nationwide involving police.
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The Senate passed on Thursday a 10-year extension of existing U.S. sanctions on Iran.
President-elect Donald Trump spoke at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, an event billed as the USA Thank You Tour.”
President Barack Obama has been considering whether to adopt the position since last December.
He is a former Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command.
The state ordered a 40 percent reduction in injection of saltwater that scientists generally blame for the massive increase in earthquakes.
The justices struggled with how to resolve the issue, which took on increased importance because of President-elect Donald Trump’s vows.
He also moved forward with Cabinet selections, choosing Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary and Wilbur Ross for Commerce.
Twisters that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday.
Keith Scott, 43, was killed by Officer Brentley Vinson on Sept. 20 in the parking lot of a North Carolina apartment complex.
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That disenchantment manifested itself in 63 lawmakers supporting Ms. Pelosi’s opponent, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, in the secret-ballot vote.
Potential conflicts of interest are weighed differently for different elected officials.
Under pressure to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, Trump announced his plans in a series of tweets.
Justin Sullivan pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to attempting to commit acts of terrorism.
More than 300 included references to the president-elect or his campaign rhetoric. There also were 23 incidents classified as “anti-Trump.”
The 60-year lease of the federal property prohibits any elected official from owning a share of the project.
Donald Trump’s candidacy raised questions about the college president’s influence, open discourse, and practicality versus principles.
The president-elect was viewed as enlisting a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street to fill out his Cabinet.
The approach could allow congressional Republicans to take swift action on one of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises.
But the posting does not necessarily mean that Abdul Razak Ali Artan acted at the behest of the terror group.
The justices appeared skeptical of the way the state decides who must be spared the death penalty on account of intellectual disability.
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The 2015, shooting of Walter Scott by Michael Slager in South Carolina intensified the nationwide debate over racial bias in policing.
Ta’u, the easternmost of the Samoan islands, has just been equipped with a new microgrid.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pushing the statewide recount, contending the Nov. 8 election was illegal and its results inaccurate.
Fast-food workers and other low-wage earners walked off their jobs as part of a national day of activism to fight for higher wages.
More than 14,000 people fled the flames that were fanned by hurricane-force winds and reached the doorstep of Dollywood.
The bloodshed in Columbus occurred after the Islamic State issued instructions this month on carrying out attacks using knives and vehicles.
Workers from fast-food chains and nearly 20 airports staged sit-ins and some were arrested in nationwide protests for higher pay.
The 62-year-old six-term congressman and orthopedic surgeon is a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law.
Three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the flight from the States to Cuba’s capital in more than 50 years touched down Monday.
He recorded versions of the “The Magnificent Seven” and “Bonanza” themes and worked with artists ranging from Buddy Holly to Tony Bennett.
His work can be seen in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” Robert Benton’s “Kramer vs. Kramer” and Warren Beatty’s “Heaven Can Wait.”
Cameron County and state health officials were set to begin conducting door-to-door Zika screenings Monday evening.
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New regulations explain what states must do to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the law that replaced No Child Left Behind.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that for 2017 it will raise the maximum size of a so-called “conforming loan” to $424,100.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born U.S. resident, was shot and killed within minutes by a campus police officer.
Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Dylann Roof on hate crime, obstruction of religion and other charges.
A passenger who posted a video posted to Facebook said the Trump supporter was yelling out at some passengers, calling them “Hillary b—es.”
Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title
A key activist group is starting to mobilize for the bare-knuckle fight that is sure to follow the president-elect’s nomination.
The president-elect scoffed at Hillary Clinton’s edge in the popular vote and returned to his campaign mantra of a rigged race.
Meanwhile, marriage is up a bit, at 32.3 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women age 15 or older last year, from 31.9 in 2014.