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Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

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  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
    Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.

  • Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes
    Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

  • FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts
    FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.

  • Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

  • State Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panel
    State Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department officials met Wednesday with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a day after the panel's Republican chairman complained about resistance from the Obama administration and vowed to "ratchet up" his inquiry.

  • Iowa farmer leads Senate panel on high legal posts
    Iowa farmer leads Senate panel on high legal posts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Senate's most enthusiastic tweeter, is steering the venerable Judiciary Committee into a brave new world.

  • Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity is putting officers' lives at risk.

  • Obama congratulates new Greek leader on election victory

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. will work closely with Greece's new government and help Greece pursue long-term prosperity.

  • At farewell, Obama praises Hagel as 'true American patriot'
    At farewell, Obama praises Hagel as 'true American patriot'

    FORT MYER, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a true American patriot who devoted his life to the United States.

  • Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies
    Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court annuls some of the subsidies, according to a poll released Wednesday.

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