Medicare's 'Innovation Center' rebalancing quality and cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Justices hear dispute over Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon misled Congress with inaccurate and vague information about sexual assault cases that portrayed civilian law enforcement officials as less willing than military commanders to punish sex offenders, an Associated Press investigation found.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Defender of Cambodia's dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is "just a game" and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades helping poor villagers fight poaching of precious tropical forests.

  • Written by ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press

South Korea says North is preparing for 5th nuclear test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president said Monday that there are signs that North Korea is preparing for a fifth nuclear bomb test amid reports of increased activity at the country's main nuclear test site.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press