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Need health insurance? Obamacare deadline is Saturday, Dec. 15

The open enrollment deadline for plans from the Affordable Care Act Marketplace is Saturday. ... Read more»

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Credit card fraud

Thieves hack credit cards at Utah gas pumps

Criminals stole more than $11,000 in bogus charges by skimming credit card information on gas pumps.... Read more»1

Bipartisanship unlikely at health summit; unity Obama's best bet

Democratic and Republican lawmakers each have an opportunity to make bipartisan concessions during Thursday's summit, but political pressure will likely push both sides towards their partisan ranks. ... Read more»

Health care debate

Democrats' health reform plan evokes 1993 Republican bill

In 1993 Republicans put forth a health care reform initiative that didn't pass, but has been revived, in a sense, this year.... Read more»

Comic: Dogsbody

Toyota's white guy

When Congress called Toyota sales guy Jim Lentz in to testify about the car makers problem, one thing came across loud and clear: Tokyo (er, Nagoya) drives... Read more»

Foreclosures

FTC watchdog to mortgage 'rescue' fraudsters: 'I want to put you in jail'

As many Americans sank deeper into financial trouble last year, a record number reported that they fell victim to schemes seeking to profit from their misfortune. “I want to shut you down,” an FTC watchdog said of the schemers. “I want to take every penny you have and I want to send you to jail.”... Read more»

U.N. smacks Mexico, Latin America for decriminalizing drugs

The United Nations has reprimanded Latin American countries that have decriminalized narcotic use, delivering a blow to the growing movement looking for a change in drug policy. It says it is particularly concerned by a 2009 law in Mexico that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and other drugs.... Read more»

Nazi nuclear program

Uranium discovered in Netherlands belonged to Nazis

Forensic nuclear scientists have determined that bits of uranium found last year in a Dutch scrapyard came from a Nazi nuclear program... Read more»

Year of the tiger

Can Vladimir Putin save the world's wild tigers?

Asia's most venerated beast, the tiger, is being wiped out by those most obsessed with its folky mystique. Conservationists fear that 2010, the Year of the Tiger, will stir even more interest in the black market for tiger parts.... Read more»

Border violence

Drug shootouts spur travel warning for Nogales, rest of Mexico

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico, citing a rise in violence throughout the country. Nogales, Son. and other border cities are listed in the alert as where most of the violence has occurred.... Read more»

Comic: Neocon cyborg

Dick Cheney's heart & the butterfly effect

With former Vice-President Dick Cheney in the hospital after his fifth (!) heart attack, the ramifications are far-reaching... Read more»

Election 2010

Glassman delays Senate run decision

Rodney Glassman, the Tucson city councilman who's been mulling a run for U.S. Senate, will think it over some more.... Read more»3

Child health

Az lags in dental health policies for kids

Arizona meets only half of eight goals designed to ensure children get proper dental care.... Read more»

Afghanistan war

Afghan police training mired in contract dispute

As the war in Afghanistan intensifies, a contract dispute in Washington is interfering with the Obama administration’s plan to rebuild the Afghan national police into a military force with skills to fight the Taliban.... Read more»

Health care

Poll: Americans split on health care bills, but most frustrated by delays

As legislators prepared to debate health care at President Obama's "summit" on Thursday, a new tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds Americans with mixed views on reform. ... Read more»

Goddard: Changes to Mexico’s justice system bode well for reducing corruption

Dramatic changes to Mexico's criminal justice system will make its prosecutions more like those in the United States, opening proceedings and paving the way for more transborder collaboration, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said Monday.... Read more»

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