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Updated at 7:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That's raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether or not they have the liver-wasting viral disease.

Updated at 7:28 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) " A Palestinian gunman ambushed an Israeli family in the West Bank on Friday, killing a father and his son, while clashes with Israeli security forces in the territory killed two Palestinians in the latest escalation of violence.

Updated at 7:25 PM

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) " A Long Island woman who killed her 8-year-old disabled daughter on the day she was to be a flower girl was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison.

Updated at 7:25 PM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) " Arguing that he has better foreign intelligence sources than President Barack Obama, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Friday promised to release documents he says will prove that China is involved in Syria's...

Updated at 7:21 PM

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) " Educators in a small Colorado town say they had no choice but alert police when they discovered that many high-schoolers were using a cellphone app to collect and hide hundreds of naked photos of themselves.

Updated at 7:21 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " It is no longer a given that Sen. Marco Rubio or former Gov. Jeb Bush will win their home state's presidential primary, and their opponents realize it.

Updated at 7:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.

Updated at 7:20 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) " A car built by Google that drives itself around city streets had a brush with the law for driving too slowly.

Updated at 7:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " At a campaign stop in South Carolina on Friday, presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his continuing business relationship with a friend convicted of defrauding insurance companies.

Updated at 7:00 PM

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Updated at 6:57 PM

The Democratic Party will hold its second debate on Saturday night at 9/8c. Since Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee dropped out of the presidential race, there will only be three candidates participating:

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