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  • Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege that Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients’ prescriptions and seeking payment from Medicaid. Massachusetts is among several states that prohibit […]
  • Farm bill compromise unveiled, clearing way for vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have reached an agreement on the farm bill, a mammoth package that will fund key safety net programs for the next five years. The conference report signed Monday by members of the House and Senate is the result of months of negotiations. The bill has a price tag of $867 billion […]
  • The Latest: Jury asks about consecutive sentences for Fields

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on jury deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of murder and other charges for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Jurors in the trial of a man convicted of murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at […]
  • US demands answers from Cuba on political prisoners

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is demanding answers from Cuba about eight of more than 100 people it says are political prisoners held by the communist government. In an open letter to Cuba’s foreign minister, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Cuba has refused to respond to multiple U.S. queries about the eight who […]
  • Florida trial involves murder, infidelity, and alligators

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A trial has begun for a Florida woman accused of helping mastermind the death of her husband to get a $1.75 million insurance payout. Prosecutors on Tuesday said that Denise Williams plotted the December 2000 murder of her husband Mike Williams with Brian Winchester. Winchester married Denise Williams five years later, […]
  • Andrew Gillum to address Democratic donors amid 2020 buzz

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum is set to address top Democratic Party donors gathered in Washington amid speculation he’s considering a 2020 presidential bid. The Tallahassee mayor is fresh off a close loss in the Florida governor’s race. Party officials confirm Gillum is the surprise speaker at a closed gathering of about 300 […]
  • Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion

    QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — The family of one of five workers who were killed in an Oklahoma gas well explosion in January says the drilling company didn’t act upon multiple warnings that its safety equipment was in disrepair. Parker Waldridge’s family alleges in a Dec. 4 amendment to their wrongful death lawsuit that a “cascade […]
  • US downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has placed Pakistan on its list of worst offenders for nations that infringe on religious freedom. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he added Pakistan to its list of “countries of particular concern” regarding protection for people to worship according to their beliefs. Pakistan had previously been on a […]
  • Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The widow of an Army specialist killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland last year and two other soldiers who were critically injured are suing Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut, alleging the tail rotor system was defective. The lawsuit was filed Monday in state court in Hartford by Spc. Jeremy […]
  • Massachusetts pilot who crashed during WWII accounted for

    BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Army Air Forces pilot from Massachusetts whose plane crashed during World War II has been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that 1st Lt. Allen R. Turner, of Brookline, was accounted for in September. The 25-year-old Turner was the pilot of a C-109 aircraft on July 17, […]