As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own. The federal-state program for low-income people has been scarcely debated in the turbulent presidential election, but it faces real consequences depending on who wins the White House in the Nov. 8 vote. Under President Barack Obama, Medicaid has...


Actress Woodley faces January trial in pipeline protest

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Actress Shailene Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota early next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Woodley was among 27 activists arrested Oct. 10. The "Divergent" star, who livestreamed her arrest on Facebook, pleaded not guilty last week to criminal trespass and engaging...


Police: RV containing pot-laced candy catches fire on bridge

PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a pot advocacy company's RV carrying marijuana-laced candy burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and tying up traffic for hours. Weed World Candies tells WCAU-TV more than $50,000 in merchandise was destroyed Sunday evening when one of its vehicles...


Slippery slope: Study finds little lies lead to bigger ones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telling little fibs leads down a slippery slope to bigger lies — and our brains adapt to escalating dishonesty, which makes deceit easier, a new study shows. Neuroscientists at the University College London's Affective Brain Lab put 80 people in scenarios where they could repeatedly lie and get paid more based on...


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