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  • Giants RB Jennings remembers "fat kid"

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rashad Jennings never made fun of the fat kid with asthma who couldn't keep up with everyone else: Jennings was that kid. Now he's the likely starter at running back for the Giants, and he credits his difficult childhood for much of his success. "I've...

  • Head of Colorado health insurance exchange leaving for job with Cigna

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The head of Colorado's health insurance exchange will leave in August to take a job with Cigna. Patty Fontneau, who helped create Connect for Health Colorado and who oversaw the exchange's opening on Oct. 1, 2013, will become the presidnet of private exchange business for the massive...

  • Dallas-area doctor convicted of health care fraud

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    TYLER, Texas (AP) — A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been convicted of conspiracy, identity theft and health care fraud. A federal jury in Tyler found Dr. Tariq Mahmood guilty Thursday of more than $1 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid...

  • Formerly conjoined twins celebrate first birthday

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Formerly conjoined twin boys celebrated their first birthday Thursday with those who helped care for them at the Dallas hospital where they were separated. Emmett and Owen Ezell, who turned 1 last week, returned to Medical City Children's Hospital where they were...

  • House Rules Committee clears way for vote on Obama

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. The vote in the Rules...

  • Jaguars name Luke Butkus interim O-line coach

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Luke Butkus interim offensive line coach, tabbing him to fill in for cancer-stricken assistant George Yarno. Yarno left the team last month and returned home to be with his family in Spokane, Washington, while he...

  • NC Senate passes Medicaid change legislation

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate approved a Medicaid plan Thursday that will partially privatize how the program is administered in the state. The Senate voted 28-17 for the plan that would create a new state agency to oversee and manage Medicaid. The bill would carve...

  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    MIAMI — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law. The caps are $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The amount is equal to the national average annual premium...

  • Fires not hurting recreation pot growers

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The numerous wildfires burning across north-central Washington have so far not damaged any businesses growing marijuana for recreational use. But some places growing medical marijuana have been damaged. Mikhail Carpenter of the state Liquor Control Board said...

  • Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit. The lawsuit, filed in state court on...

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