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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.

  • SANTIAGO, June 22- JetSmart, a low-cost airline set to launch this year in Chile, said on Thursday it will offer one-way tickets for less than $2, as the nation's passenger air market becomes increasingly competitive. "We will have 30,000 tickets for 1,000 pesos per one-way trip plus taxes, to fly within Chile... in 2017," JetSmart, owned by Indigo Partners, an...

  • *Some U.S. shale producers can profit with oil below $40. NEW YORK, June 22- Oil rose on Thursday, a day after sliding to 10- month lows, but market sentiment remained negative due to ongoing pressure from a persistent supply glut despite OPEC- led efforts to balance the market. Brent crude futures were up 70 cents at $45.52 a barrel at 11:58 a.m. ET, after falling as low...

  • DENVER— Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same— $1 a day. Courts view immigration detention not as punishment but as a way to...

  • The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states. Legal recreational pot sales in Colorado began in January 2014, followed...

  • Recent cases in Colorado and Washington are the first known instances of current or former pot regulators being accused of having improper dealings with the industry. In a case that has caught the U.S. Justice Department's attention, former Colorado marijuana enforcement officer Renee Rayton is accused of helping pot growers raise plants for illegal...

  • Realtor.com ranked more than 900 metro areas by their rate of increase in million-dollar listings over the last three years, Curbed reports.

  • On a per-share basis, the Miami company had net income of 91 cents, blowing away Wall Street expectations for 78 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research. Quarterly revenue jumped 19 percent to $3.26 billion, also sailing past projections of $2.89 billion from industry analysts. The Commerce Department reported last week that homebuilders...

  • DENVER— Colorado officials have cleared the language of a proposed ballot measure that would establish the nation's first legal limits on buying smartphones for children. The ban would require cellphone retailers to ask customers about the age of the primary user of a smartphone and submit monthly reports to the Colorado Department of Revenue on adhering...

  • A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, squeezing out would-be buyers and pushing up rents as more people are forced to remain tenants. The trend is pressuring Americans' budgets, with about one-third of households spending more than 30 percent of their gross income on housing as of...

  • DALLAS— Security screeners are testing a 3- D scanner to inspect carry-on bags, a measure they hope will improve their ability to detect bombs and maybe shorten lines at the checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it is testing computed-tomography, or CT, scanning at one checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International...

  • RENO, Nev.— Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. But Nevada's quick timeline faces a major hurdle: A legal battle between the state and the powerful liquor lobby over who can distribute the drug to retailers. Oregon and Colorado each raised about $3.5 million in tax...

  • District Judge James Boasberg in Washington on Wednesday ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers, in its environmental review of the Dakota Access line, did not fully consider the pipeline's impact on the hunting, fishing and environmental justice rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. "Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent he should apply the traditional...

  • In a story June 11 about police body cameras, The Associated Press reported erroneously that moonlighting officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, are not required to wear the cameras. The department changed its policy in May and now requires officers to use the cameras while working secondary jobs in uniform. "As long as they have real bullets, they need to have the...

  • "As long as they have real bullets, they need to have the body cameras," said John Barnett, a civil rights leader in Charlotte, North Carolina, where shootings involving police have put use of the cameras under scrutiny. An Associated Press survey of the 20 biggest U.S. cities found that nearly all have officers wearing or testing body cameras, but that only five—...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10- About two dozen rallies were planned across the United States on Saturday to denounce sharia law, the Islamic legal and moral code that organizers say poses a threat to American freedoms but critics believe is camouflage for anti-Muslims hatred. ACT for America, a self-described grassroots organization focusing on national security...

  • Prospective home owners tour a home in Jurupa Valley, California.

    Buying a home used to be a good way to invest your money. Renting may now be a better option.

  • In a 9-0 ruling, the Supreme Court found that the SEC's recovery remedy known as "disgorgement" is subject to a five-year statute of limitations. The justices sided with New Mexico- based investment adviser Charles Kokesh, who previously was ordered by a judge to pay $2.4 million in penalties plus $34.9 million in disgorgement of illegal profits after the SEC...

  • In a 9-0 ruling, the Supreme Court found that the SEC's recovery remedy known as "disgorgement" is subject to a five-year statute of limitations. The justices sided with New Mexico- based investment adviser Charles Kokesh, who previously was ordered by a judge to pay $2.4 million in penalties plus $34.9 million in disgorgement of illegal profits after the SEC...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- Stretched thin by the needs of your children and your elderly parents? This is working for Eileen Helmer, who turns 30 this summer, and her grandmother, also named Eileen, who is almost 90. They are best friends and roommates in Miami.