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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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