US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said in a court filing Thursday as part of the Justice Department's ongoing encryption dispute with Apple Inc.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

ACA co-ops lose millions in 2015; some expect 2016 profits

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance co-ops absorbed deep financial losses last year, and 2016 is shaping up to be a make-or-break year for these nonprofit alternatives to traditional insurers.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

Wounded Warrior fires execs over spending accusations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The board of Wounded Warrior Project, one of the nation's largest veteran support groups, has fired two top officials amid news reports accusing the group of wasteful spending.


Maine wholesaler acquires rare four-clawed lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual amount of claw meat.

  • Written by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

California lawmakers vote to raise smoking, vaping age to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, putting the nation's most populous state on the brink of becoming only the second after Hawaii to bar teenagers from lighting up, dipping or vaping.

  • Written by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press