WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their   Full Story
 
GARY, Ind. -- Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that the suspect is 43-year-old Darren Vann of nearby Gary, Indiana,   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON -- A senior House Democrat demanded Monday that the Obama administration investigate the payment of millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to suspected Nazi war criminals and former SS guards. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York requested the inquiry in letters to the inspectors general at the Justice Department and Social Security Administration after an Associated Press   Full Story
 
SURUC, Turkey -- Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.   Full Story
 
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment.   Full Story
 
DENVER -- Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK -- Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse.   Full Story
 
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WORCESTER >> Before former President Bill Clinton made an appearance for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, Republican challenger Charlie Baker struck Thursday with criticism that she should have done more to disclose that a lawsuit she filed could benefit a nonprofit housing agency run by her campaign finance committee co-chair.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK -- For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger. But that's because a new test will be speeding through a backlog of cases.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON -- HealthCare.gov, the website for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, has been revamped as its second enrollment season approaches. But things are still complicated, since other major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are taking effect for the first time.   Full Story
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so. A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass mind-bogglingly close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 87,000 miles at a speed of 126,000 mph. NASA’s five robotic explorers at Mars -- three orbiters and two rovers -- are being repurposed to witness a comet named   Full Story
 
BOSTON (AP) -- It was an odd moment in the trial of a friend of the man accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing: Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, testifying for the defense. Dukakis took the stand in federal court Thursday for Robel Phillipos, a friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to tell jurors about a   Full Story
 
DALLAS -- News that a health care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying. Shares of the biggest U.S. airlines tumbled between 5 and 8 percent before recovering in afternoon trading.   Full Story
 
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A remote outpost on Alaska’s Arctic Coast where people are used to doing their own thing has applied that independent streak to gay marriage. A magistrate in Barrow, Alaska -- the nation’s northernmost community, and one that cannot be reached by road -- has performed what is believed to be the state’s first gay marriage ceremony days ahead of schedule   Full Story
 
LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico -- A Harvard University student stuck in Mexico for months after breaking an immigration rule was told Tuesday that he will be allowed to return home to the United States. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had declared that Dario Guerrero Meneses, an illegal immigrant, effectively deported himself when he crossed the border without permission to   Full Story