Insurer Aetna slashes ACA exchange participation to 4 states

Aetna has become the latest health insurer to retreat from the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges by announcing a pullback that will further deplete customer choices in many pockets of the country.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer

Louisiana governor: 40K homes damaged by historic flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — At least 40,000 homes were damaged and eight people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

World Trade Center mall re-opens, shows progress since 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The re-opening of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday, is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrate how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the area since the 9/11 attacks.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Airstrike hits aid group's hospital in Yemen, 11 killed

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Yemen on Monday, the international humanitarian group said, killing at least 11 people and wounding at least 19 others.

  • Written by AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press

Black police recruit hopes to shatter perceptions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renata Phillip was 11 years into a satisfying teaching career when she shocked her friends and family last August by deciding to make a drastic career change: become a police officer.

  • Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press