2 degrees for price of 1: School offers free grad training

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Come for your college education, stay for a master's degree on the house. In the higher education equivalent of a fast-food value meal, at least one university is dangling tuition-free professional graduate degrees as a way to entice applicants at a time of lean budgets and intense competition.

  • Written by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press

Debbie Reynolds' death certificate confirms stroke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds died of a stroke and her daughter Carrie Fisher died of cardiac arrest, according to their death certificates.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Public, lawmakers testify on bill targeting labor unions

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hundreds of people flocked to Concord on Tuesday to testify, cheer and boo as they debated the merits of right-to-work legislation during the session's first public hearing on the topic.

  • Written by KATHLEEN RONAYNE , Associated Press

GOP anxiety is mounting over health care repeal initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican anxiety is mounting over voting to unravel the health care law without having an alternative in hand, fanned by words of encouragement from Donald Trump to a GOP senator who wants to simultaneously repeal and replace the statute.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Homeland Security pick faces questions on wall, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to use Tuesday's confirmation hearing for John Kelly, Donald Trump's choice to head the Homeland Security Department, to raise questions about the president-elect's plans to build a border wall and take other steps to boost immigration security.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press