Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as sign-up season ends


WASHINGTON (AP) — Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Fed keeps rates unchanged, will monitor global pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is pledging to closely monitor developments in the global economy and financial markets, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

No injuries as fire closes New Orleans' historic Canal St.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A stubborn six-alarm fire blanketed part of downtown New Orleans in eye-stinging smoke early Wednesday and forced the closure of historic Canal Street between the city's central business district and the French Quarter.

  • Written by KEVIN McGilll, Associated Press