Trump's rough handling of rally dissenters stirs questions

To Rakeem Jones, flanked on all sides by uniformed sheriff's deputies, it was more than just the shock of being ejected from a political rally for Donald Trump. The black man felt as if he was being transported back in time.

  • Written by ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump attacks damage chances of fair trial

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's ideas for punishing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl include that he "should have been executed," someone should "throw him out of a plane" without a parachute or he should be dropped in terrorist territory "before we bomb the hell out of ISIS."

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Trump, GOP rivals fight on _ but politely _ in late debate


MIAMI (AP) — Abandoning the nasty insults of past debates, Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned Thursday night's presidential face-off into a mostly respectful but still pointed discussion of Social Security, Islam, trade and more. Trump shook his head and declared at one point: "I can't believe how civil it's been up here."

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press

US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said in a court filing Thursday as part of the Justice Department's ongoing encryption dispute with Apple Inc.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

ACA co-ops lose millions in 2015; some expect 2016 profits

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance co-ops absorbed deep financial losses last year, and 2016 is shaping up to be a make-or-break year for these nonprofit alternatives to traditional insurers.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer