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Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

- Associated Press

Consumers who bought short-term health insurance thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during the open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they show up at their doctor’s office this year.

Editorial Roundup: US

- Associated Press

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

New Mexico officials urge health providers to be vigilant

Associated Press

New Mexico health officials on Wednesday urged doctors and other providers across the state to be proactive and vigilant as more than 500 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed in China and elsewhere since an outbreak began last month.

Former Baltimore lawmaker pleads guilty to bribery, fraud

- Associated Press

A former Maryland state lawmaker pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribery and fraud charges after being accused of accepting more than $33,000 in exchange for granting various legislative favors.

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump appeared to suggest in a television interview Wednesday that he’s willing to consider entitlement cuts in the future, a move that would mark a tectonic shift from his stance during his 2016 run for the White House.

O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame, casino attorneys tell judge

- Associated Press

O.J. Simpson couldn't have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge.

Obscure Seattle election offers experiment in online voting

Associated Press

An election for a volunteer board in the Seattle area is so obscure that voter turnout is typically less than 1%. Officials are giving online voting a trial run this year to try to boost turnout and explore how it might work in a bigger election.

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Wanzhou is in court for hearings over an American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada justice dept. lawyer says Huawei exec committed fraud

- Associated Press

A Canadian justice department lawyer said Wednesday that fraud, not sanctions, is the crucial element for a judge to consider when deciding if a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei should be extradited to the United States.

This image released by STXfilms shows, from left, Henry Golding, Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam in a scene from "The Gentlemen." (Christopher Raphael/STXfilms via AP)

Review: Guy Ritchie's 'The Gentlemen' is stale pint of ale

- Associated Press

Guy Ritchie’s honor-among-thieves meta-caper “The Gentlemen,” with Matthew McConaughey, has all the tailored tweed suits and smoky atmosphere of a handsome scotch commercial. “The Gentlemen” might not be an ad, but Ritchie’s film is most assuredly selling something.

Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

- Associated Press

O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge.