Medicare outpatients risk higher bills for some procedures

WASHINGTON (AP) — You pay less for outpatient treatment than for a hospital admission, right? Not necessarily in the topsy-turvy world of Medicare billing, according to a government report.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

China says it will give drone back, but Trump says 'keep it'

BEIJING (AP) — China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told "we don't want the drone they stole back" and "let them keep it!"

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

GOP again eyes sanctuary cities ban due to political tide

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans have spent years trying to crack down on illegal immigration across the southern border with Mexico. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, however, the time may finally be right for the GOP to mobilize an assault on loosely defined "sanctuary cities," especially with two large counties eyeing such policies.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press

US Secretary of State discusses Yemen war on Saudi trip

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi King Salman and others Sunday to discuss the war in Yemen, a visit to the kingdom that likely will be his last as America's top diplomat.

  • Written by ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, Associated Press; JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press