Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.
Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less.
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Control of the Senate is on the ballot in November, with Republicans fighting to hold their majority while defending far more seats in Democratic-leaning states. Clink through to take a look at the Senate landscape.
President Barack Obama entertained Jimmy Kimmel's audience with some of the mean tweets sent his way, beginning with one sent by Donald Trump in August when he said "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States."
Obama's reply: "Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a president."
The president appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" during the middle of his three-day visit to Nevada and California, where he is campaigning and raising money for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. The segment contained a mix of humor and serious talk about the current election.
Police are investigating the disappearance of a 32-year-old celebrity backup dancer from New Jersey who has performed behind the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna.
Shirlene Quigley, who lives alone in North Bergen and teaches dance at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan, according to her Facebook page, was last seen getting on a bus at Port Authority around 1 a.m. Sunday, her father said.
The woman known only as "Jackie" who's at the center of a discredited Rolling Stone article said in a taped deposition that she told the truth about being gang raped at the University of Virginia — as she believed it at the time, NBC News reported.
The 10 jurors in a university administrator's defamation suit against the magazine heard the woman's videotaped deposition for the first time Monday in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In the deposition, which was recorded in April, "Jackie" repeatedly answers "I don't know" to lawyers' questions about the 2014 article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, in which she alleged that she was repeatedly assaulted at a fraternity house.
The magazine retracted the article after police said they found no evidence to corroborate it. Nicole Eramo, who was associate dean of students at the time, is seeking $7.5 million from Rolling Stone, which she says portrayed her as the villain.
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Entering the last two weeks of the campaign, President Barack Obama is putting more emphasis on helping Democrats in close Senate and House races with a strategy that ties their Republican opponents to Donald Trump — regardless of whether they support the GOP nominee.
With Hillary Clinton leading in the polls, Obama said Monday that Republicans are arguing they need to provide a check on her agenda in Congress. Obama said Democrats need to recognize that would lead to more gridlock.
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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren warned Republican nominee Donald Trump that "nasty women" will come out in droves to help send Hillary Clinton to the White House.
Warren was joining Clinton at a rally Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Warren is picking up on Trump calling of Clinton "such a nasty woman" during last week's final debate.
"Get this Donald: nasty women are smart, nasty women are tough, and nasty women vote," she said.
"On Nov. 8, we nasty woman are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever," Warren added.
A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.
With just 14 days until the election, the Republican nominee campaigned in battleground Florida as his team conceded publicly as well as privately that crucial Pennsylvania may be slipping away to Democrat Hillary Clinton. That would leave him only a razor-thin pathway to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House on Nov. 8.
After spending 17 years in prison for the murder of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast "Serial" is asking to be released from prison.
Justin Brown, a lawyer representing Adnan Syed, wrote in a motion filed Monday that Syed should be released while awaiting retrial because he poses "no danger to the community'' and has already served 17 years in prison "based on an unconstitutional conviction for a crime he did not commit.''
The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the fast food company for not acting on its alleged knowledge of Fogle's sexual interest in children. Katie McLaughlin's suit, filed Monday in Indiana, alleges Subway was told about Fogle's interest in having sex with children as early as 2004 — years before they began dating — but did nothing to stop it and continued having Fogle promote the brand for a decade. "The safety of kids was not a priority but Subway's bottom line was," the suit argues. "Subway ignored its corporate responsibility and provided a platform for [Fogle] to prey on children by sending him to elementary schools all over the country." A representative for Subway did not immediately have a comment for this article.
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Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
The American Cancer Society study found the highest rate among men in Arkansas, where 40 percent of cancer deaths were linked to cigarette smoking. Kentucky had the highest rate among women — 29 percent.
The lowest rates were in Utah, where 22 percent of cancer deaths in men and 11 percent in women were linked with smoking.
Girl Scout cookie flavors are coming to a cereal box near you this winter. General Mills is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to launch a limited edition Girl Scout cookie cereal.
Senior staff members on Hillary Clinton's nascent campaign were conscious about diversity in the top ranks two months before the Democratic presidential candidate formally announced her bid, according to hacked emails from the personal account of a top campaign official. In February 2015, Clinton lawyer and chief of staff Cheryl Mills sent a list of potential hires to campaign chairman John Podesta. Among the suggestions was "Political Director-Hispanic Woman." They eventually hired Amanda Renteria, who is Latina. The email breaks it down: "four 'POC,' or people of color, four women 'assuming COO is a white woman' and six white men." So, the email says, that is "33% diverse, 33% women, 50% white men." The email was among more than 3,000 released by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Monday and is just one of the tens of thousands posted over the last two weeks.
The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to Southern California to investigate a tour bus crash that left 13 dead and 31 injured. The agency said 10 members of its crash investigation team arrived late Monday morning. They are expected to take up to 10 days investigating before releasing a preliminary recommendation. The bus was returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip when it crashed into the back of a semi-truck on a Southern California highway early Sunday. It's not known if alcohol, drugs or fatigue played a role in the crash.