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WASHINGTON — Medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32 percent for Americans’ individual policies under President Obama’s overhaul, according to a study by the nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts. The report could turn into a big headache for the Obama administration at a time when many parts of the country remain skeptical about the Affordable Care Act. The estimates were recently released by the Society of Actuaries to its members.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Nick Markakis joined his Baltimore teammates to play Tuesday, and that was a pleasant sight for the Orioles. Markakis went 1 for 5 in his return to the lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a line drive in Minnesota’s 9-5 win over the Orioles. Markakis was the designated hitter in his first exhibition game since March 1 after recovering from a herniated disk in his neck. The outfielder was limited to 104 games last season because of hand and thumb injuries.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-82 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. The game matched one of the league’s worst home teams against one of the worst on the road. The Pistons haven’t won at home since before the All-Star break, losing seven straight, while Minnesota had lost 10 of its last 11 road games. Reserve J.J. Barea matched a season-best with 21 points for Minnesota, while Luke Ridnour scored 15 and Ricky Rubio added 14 points and nine assists.
MINNEAPOLIS — When Norwood Teague took over as athletic director at Minnesota, he knew it would take a little time for him to get up to speed with all the intricacies of major college football. Teague came from Virginia Commonwealth, which doesn’t have a football team, and so immersing himself in the sport was one of his top priorities. One thing Teague did know, and know well, was basketball. He and associate Mike Ellis have long prided themselves on being plugged in to the coaching world and familiar with what is needed to identify quality coaches and build a strong program.
The Kansas Jayhawks, coached by Willmar native Bonnie Henrickson, earned a spot in the NCAA Sweet 16 with a 75-69 upset win over South Carolina on Monday in Boulder, Colo. The No. 12 seed Jayhawks got 27 points from Monica Engelman in the victory of fourth-seeded South Carolina. The Jayhawks moved on to Norfolk, Va., where they will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between Notre Dame and Iowa in the regional semifinals Sunday. Engelman’s previous career best was 26 points set last month against TCU.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal program intended to reduce povertyand improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding is expanding to six states, officials said Tuesday. By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal program intended to reduce USDA expanding program to fight rural poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding is expanding to six states, officials said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil climbed above $96 a barrel Tuesday after fresh U.S. economic data suggested the world's largest economy keeps recovering. Benchmark crude for May delivery gained $1.53 to finish at a five-week high of $96.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medical claims costs - the biggest driver of health insurance premiums - will jump an average 32 percent for Americans' individual policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, according to a study by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone 5 on April 12, filling what its CEO said was "a huge void" in its phone lineup. By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone 5 on April 12, filling what its CEO said was "a huge void" in its phone lineup.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug (LIL'-uh-hawg) to the Minnesota Supreme Court. By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug (LIL'-uh-hawg) to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Dayton announced his pick Tuesday. Lillehaug, of Minneapolis, has been working as a private attorney for the last decade and has longstanding ties to the Minnesota DFL.