• Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as "Obamacare" led to a partial government shutdown in 2013,...

  • Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza

    Yesterday

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wild bird populations in Kansas appear to be unaffected by an outbreak of avian influenza, although one wild goose suspected of having the disease has been tested for it, the state's wildlife disease official said Wednesday. Those test results from a goose found...

  • Lawsuit: Boy, 11, died of allergic reaction to Publix cookie

    Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old boy is suing the Publix grocery chain, saying the child was allergic to nuts and died from a severe reaction after eating a cookie despite a worker's assurance it was safe. The lawsuit says Derek Landon Wood of Alabama died in June...

  • Obama says he's ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fix

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation. Without a fix, doctors face a 21 percent cut in Medicare fees, the consequence of a 1990s...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Yesterday

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ PETTY ATTACKS ON BROWN SHOW THAT TROOPERS NEED AN OUTSIDE LEADER It's starting to look like Gov. Tom Wolf did the right thing when he went outside the ranks of the Pennsylvania state troopers in picking someone to run the law enforcement...

  • Poultry flock tests positive for low avian influenza strain

    Yesterday

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Agriculture says samples collected from a commercial turkey flock in southeast Kansas tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza. The department said in a news release Wednesday that because this is a low pathogenic strain it...

  • Seniors rattled by endless risk of Medicare cuts to doctors

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New momentum for a lasting fix to Medicare's doctor-payment problem shows that lawmakers may finally be recognizing what has long bothered their constituents. Year after year, the threat of 20-percent payment cuts averted at the last minute has seemed a curious way...

  • Family sues Publix claiming boy died from cookie

    Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of a deceased 11-year-old Alabama boy has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Publix Super Markets claiming he died as a result of severe allergic shock from eating a cookie after a store employee misled them about the ingredients. The lawsuit...

  • Disability advocates call for closing Illinois institutions

    Yesterday

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Advocates of group homes for the disabled are calling for the closing of nearly all state-run institutions as part of plan they say would save Illinois $337 million a year. Hundreds of advocates for the disabled rallied at the Illinois Capitol on Wednesday....

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Post-Star of Glens Falls on government ethics reform. March 21 One of the ironies of the current debate over ethics reform in the state Legislature, which has focused on outside income, is that most legislators earn little outside income or none at all....

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