- Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military Updated: Jul-05-15 12:47 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "incredible blessings" in the greatest country on earth.
- Teachers still sought in home economics field Updated: Jul-04-15 10:37 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class.
- Regulators pass higher electricity rates for most residents Updated: Jul-03-15 6:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users.
- Grotto works to help disabled children get dental care Updated: Jul-02-15 9:17 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Getting to the dentist can be hard for anyone, but for children with special needs, the challenge is even greater.
- French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants Updated: Jul-02-15 8:31 am
PARIS - A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.
- Medicare proposes coverage change on short hospital stays Updated: Jul-01-15 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.
- High court won't hear Nevada patient dumping case Updated: Jun-30-15 10:09 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Nevada over a lawsuit that claims the state wrongfully bused indigent psychiatric patients to San Francisco without paying the costs of their medical care.
- Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight Updated: Jun-25-15 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.
- No more fee: T-Mobile's new phone-upgrade program explained Updated: Jun-25-15 5:20 pm
NEW YORK - T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
- Obama: US government has let down hostages' families Updated: Jun-24-15 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by terrorists and promised they would not face criminal prosecution for paying ransoms to their loved ones' captors.
- State: Warranty firm ignored claims, didn't pay for repairs Updated: Jun-24-15 3:52 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey authorities say a company that sells home and auto warranties ignored customers' claims and refused to pay for repairs.
- Judge voids solar leases in Arizona fraud case Updated: Jun-23-15 2:22 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona judge has released hundreds of customers from their leases with a now-defunct rooftop solar installation company due to rampant fraud.
- Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs Updated: Jun-22-15 1:07 pm
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it - what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
- Suit asks insurance for disabled homeowners with pit bulls Updated: Jun-19-15 4:21 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - People with disabilities shouldn't be turned down for homeowners insurance just because they have pit bulls for service dogs, a federal court lawsuit filed in Oregon says.
- Medicare: House calls can help frail seniors and cut costs Updated: Jun-19-15 3:28 am
WASHINGTON - An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. The humble house call can accomplish a lot - and now research suggests that tailoring it to some of Medicare's frailest patients can improve their care while cutting costs.
- FPL gets approval for natural gas plan Updated: Jun-18-15 7:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - State regulators have given Florida Power & Light permission to invest up to $500 million a year in natural gas drilling projects and to pass those costs onto customers.
- New private school in Omaha offers free tuition Updated: Jun-18-15 1:31 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A new private school in Omaha that won't charge families a dime for their children's education is wrapping up renovation work in preparation for its August opening.
- Medicare project: House calls for frail seniors cut costs Updated: Jun-18-15 10:52 am
WASHINGTON - The humble house call is being put to the test to see if it can improve care and cut costs for some of Medicare's frailest patients - and new data suggests it can work.
- South Carolina editorial roundup Updated: Jun-17-15 6:28 pm
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:
- Miami home health company to pay $17M in Medicare scam Updated: Jun-16-15 5:31 pm
MIAMI - A Miami home health company has agreed to pay $17 million for allegedly paying doctors to refer Medicare patients.
- Supreme Court: Upcharge on travel websites isn't taxable Updated: Jun-11-15 12:17 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The extra fee online travel companies like Expedia and Travelocity charge customers above the actual cost of a hotel room isn't taxable.