Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents. Before tax credits…

EU asks Maldives not to delay election runoff

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union has called on authorities in the Maldives not to delay a presidential runoff after the Supreme Court postponed the election indefinitely following a complaint of alleged irregularities. Catherine Ashton, the…

UN worried about Philippines’ humanitarian crisis

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations voiced concern Wednesday over the fate of more than 100,000 Filipinos displaced by two weeks of fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels, saying they were at risk of disease from…

Police searching for teen in mom, brother slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A teenager from a Las Vegas suburb remained on the loose Wednesday amid a national manhunt and charges he killed his mother and 9-year-old brother just a day after celebrating his 16th birthday with…

Survey: Asia edged out by NAmerica in wealth list

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 300,000 people joined Asia’s millionaire ranks last year, according to a world wealth report released Wednesday, which also found that the region slipped behind a rebounding North America. The report by CapGemini and…

US Indian girl in adoption dispute gets home

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — For the first two years of her life, Veronica lived in South Carolina with her two adoptive parents. For the next two, she was in the custody of her Native American father in…

Israel minister criticizes boycott of Iran speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli minister is criticizing the prime minister’s instruction to Israel’s U.N. delegation to boycott the Iranian president’s speech at the General Assembly. Finance Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement that Benjamin Netanyahu’s…

Ex-Guatemala soldier on trial in US

RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Details of the massacre were gruesome: 160 Guatemalan men, women and children beaten with a sledgehammer, thrown down a well, shot and grenaded by the army. Three decades on, that grisly portrait is being…

Girl in adoption dispute gets permanent home

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first two years of her life, Veronica lived in South Carolina with her two adoptive parents. For the next two, she was in the custody of her Native American father in Oklahoma.…