2nd legal activist sentenced as China reins in critics

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese legal rights activist was sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison on subversion charges Wednesday, in the second in a series of cases underscoring the ruling Communist Party's determination to rein in government critics.


NYC's top cop stepping down after challenging tenure

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is leaving the nation's largest police force, after getting credit for keeping crime down but grappling with tension between officers and minority communities.

  • Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

New insurance policy: Abandon ACA exchanges to avoid losses

Aetna became the latest health insurer to cast doubt upon its future in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after it called off a planned expansion Tuesday and suggested it could abandon that market completely.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer