National

Health Law Business Insurance Site Delayed 1 Year

CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online portal to the health insurance marketplace for small businesses. The move, announced Wednesday, Read More

National

Florida Woman Imprisoned for ‘Warning Shot’ Released from Prison Before Thanksgiving

[ABC News] Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Breaking News from ABC | Thanksgiving Recipes A Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse, yet was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly firing a warning shot during a dispute with Read More

Technology

Microsoft, Suspecting NSA Spying, to Ramp Up Efforts to Encrypt its Internet Traffic

[The Washington Post] Microsoft is moving toward a major new effort to encrypt its Internet traffic amid fears that the National Security Agency may have broken into its global communications links, said people familiar with the emerging plans. Suspicions at Microsoft, while building for several months, sharpened Read More

Business

U.S. Jobs Picture Improving, Manufacturing May be Slowing

(Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid unexpectedly fell last week, but continued weakness in business spending on capital goods suggested slower economic growth in the fourth quarter. Initial claims for state jobless benefits fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, the Read More

World

U.S. Affirms Support for Japan in Islands Dispute with China

(Reuters) – The United States pledged support for ally Japan on Wednesday in a growing dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea and senior U.S. administration officials accused Beijing of behavior that had unsettled its neighbors. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured his Japanese counterpart in a phone Read More

Entertainment

Jazz Drummer Chico Hamilton Passes Away at 92

CHARLES J. GANS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton, an influential jazz drummer and bandleader who was an architect of the West Coast cool jazz style and was known for discovering young talent, has died. He was 92. His publicist, April Thibeault, Read More

Politics

Obama Administration Proposes Rule That Would Rein in Political Activity of Nonprofits

[The Washington Post] The Obama administration moved Tuesday to limit the expansive role that nonprofit groups play in politics, proposing a regulation that would rein in ­certain tax-exempt organizations that have been able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in recent elections without revealing Read More

Health

Some Hopeful Signs in the HIV/AIDS War

Dec. 1  is World AIDS Day  By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rae Lewis Thornton likes to sneak in a tranquil tea time between expanding her brand and the 16 pills she has to take each day. But that’s nothing compared to Read More

World

Tourist Draw Antigua Suffers Crime, Political Mess

SONIA PEREZ D., Associated Press ANTIGUA, Guatemala (AP) — With its cobblestone streets and colonial-era churches and plazas, picturesque Antigua has long been Guatemala’s top tourist destination as an oasis away from the crime and chaos consuming the rest of the Central American country. In Read More