- Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 Updated: Jul-29-15 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON - When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.
- 25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions Updated: Jul-25-15 5:15 pm
NEW YORK - Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.
- Conservative David Keene joins Eisenhower Memorial effort Updated: Jul-24-15 4:19 am
WASHINGTON - A conservative commentator and political adviser is joining the effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington.
- Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves hospital after fall Updated: Jul-19-15 1:35 pm
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Maine hospital on Sunday, four days after the 91-year-old fell at his summer home and broke a bone in his neck.
- 2 senior federal judges in Kansas leaving US District Court Updated: Jul-18-15 2:26 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The looming departures of two senior federal judges in Kansas in the next couple of months are expected to exacerbate a backlog of cases in U.S. District Court in Kansas, creating heavier caseloads for fewer judges at a time civil litigation oftentimes already languishes for years in the federal courts.
- The Latest: Injuries like Bush's take 3-4 months to heal Updated: Jul-16-15 5:30 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The latest on former President George H.W. Bush, who fell at his summer home Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck (all times local):
- Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts Updated: Jul-14-15 7:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.
- Obama commutes sentences of 2 Louisiana men Updated: Jul-13-15 4:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Two Louisiana men were among 46 inmates nationwide whose prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses were commuted by President Barack Obama.
- Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance Updated: Jul-09-15 11:55 am
WASHINGTON - Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. This week, when Medicare finally announced it would make the change, reaction was largely muted.
- Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77 Updated: Jul-06-15 10:20 pm
NEW YORK - One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.
- The Latest: Whistleblower asks Obama to appoint VA watchdog Updated: Jul-02-15 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday (all times local):