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When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more than $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses required for the restorative dental work I’ve needed in the past...


Government

Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

Trump-Russia-Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be...


Business

Europe wary as Italy moves toward populist government

Italy Politics

ROME (AP) — Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the president convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in what could be a final consultations, 11 weeks after elections left the country with a hung parliament. The prospect of a 5-...


Government

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

United States Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six more months, reversing an administration plan for the unit’s imminent downgrade even as President Donald Trump presses ahead with a speedy U.S. exit from Syria. A...


Business

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

US Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at...


Government

Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st female director

CIA Haspel Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attending the swearing-in of the CIA’s first female director. The ceremony for Gina Haspel is taking place Monday morning at agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role in the...


Business

UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament’s foreign affairs committee has slammed the government for “turning a blind eye” to the role London’s financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy. The committee says...


Business

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training. Arthur Rathburn is returning to Detroit federal court on Monday, four months after he was convicted of fraud and shipping hazardous material. The...


Business

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training. Arthur Rathburn is returning to Detroit federal court on Monday, four months after he was convicted of fraud and shipping hazardous material. The...


Business

This Week: Fed minutes, home sales, durable goods orders

This Week in Business

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: READING BETWEEN THE LINES The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its most recent policymakers’ meeting on Wednesday. At the meeting earlier this month, the panel left the central bank’s key policy rate...


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