- Construction owner arrested for fraud, theft charges Updated: Oct-06-15 6:58 am
BAKER, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge construction owner is facing fraud charges after authorities say he swindled several elderly Baker residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Lt Gov McMaster kicking off effort to help seniors with pets Updated: Oct-01-15 11:29 am
LEXINGTON, South Carolina - Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster talks frequently about how much he loves his dog, and now he's working to make sure South Carolina's seniors have the resources needed to care for their furry friends.
- Legislative committee to meet on the Navajo Nation Updated: Sep-28-15 1:32 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - The state Legislature's Indian Affairs Committee will conduct meetings this week on the Navajo Nation to discuss several topics, including plans for a senior citizen center and road conditions affecting school bus safety.
- Fishing trade organization donates salmon to senior center Updated: Sep-25-15 7:23 am
KENAI, Alaska - A commercial fishing trade organization is donating 300 pounds of sockeye salmon to the Kenai Senior Center.
- Elderly prostitutes reveal dark side of South Korea's rise Updated: Sep-25-15 5:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea - As about a dozen elderly men loiter in a small plaza near a cinema, mostly chatting or watching people pass by, several deeply wrinkled women stroll among them, trolling for customers willing to pay for sex in nearby motels.
- West Nile death reported in Orange County Updated: Sep-23-15 9:50 am
FRESNO, California - Health officials say an elderly man from Buena Park has died from West Nile - Orange County's first death from the virus this year.
- Ohio groups join in campaign for preventing falls by seniors Updated: Sep-23-15 9:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Several groups in Ohio are teaming up in efforts to educate older citizens about the importance of preventing life-changing falls.
- Clinton plan to reduce drug costs gets shrugs from industry Updated: Sep-22-15 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to rein in prescription drug prices by reshaping how drugmakers do business is being met by skepticism within the industry.
- Census: Among seniors, women more likely to live in poverty Updated: Sep-20-15 2:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Female seniors are more likely to be living in poverty than their male counterparts, new U.S. Census data shows, a legacy of generally lower-wage jobs with fewer retirement benefits during their working years combined with longer life spans.
- Increasingly desperate measures taken amid budget stalemate Updated: Sep-20-15 11:18 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - For Jay Badams, shutting down Erie schools would be devastating.
- Police: 2 men rape elderly woman in her home, steal cash Updated: Sep-19-15 10:49 pm
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Authorities say they are looking for two men who allegedly raped a 72-year-old woman and stole cash from her after kicking in the door of her home Saturday.
- Soft cheese linked to listeria death in Ohio Updated: Sep-18-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio.
- Former church official pleads guilty to insurance scam Updated: Sep-18-15 8:24 am
LOS ANGELES - State insurance officials say a former trustee and spokeswoman for First AME Church in South Los Angeles has pleaded guilty to running an insurance scheme that cheated seniors out of more than $100,000.
- Things to know about the flu shot: Lots of options this year Updated: Sep-17-15 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.
- Time for flu vaccine, updated after misery of last winter Updated: Sep-17-15 11:03 am
WASHINGTON - It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren't a good match for a nasty surprise strain.
- Report: Unique challenges face older gay residents Updated: Sep-17-15 11:03 am
BOSTON - A new report says older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents of Massachusetts face unique challenges.
- Mississippi woman indicted on 19 counts in Ponzi scheme Updated: Sep-17-15 10:20 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Six families gave a woman over $1 million in a Ponzi scheme based in Mississippi and California, according to federal indictments returned in Jackson, Mississippi.
- US judge rules Illinois must fund senior-aid program Updated: Sep-16-15 6:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A federal judge has ruled a program providing in-home services to seniors is covered by Medicaid and should be funded even though there's no Illinois budget because of a political stalemate.
- New growers learn basics at Oregon State farms school Updated: Sep-16-15 9:52 am
OREGON CITY, Oregon - He was speaking to a class of beginning beekeepers, but Joe Maresh's advice probably could apply to all the prospective farmers who attended Oregon State University's one-day Small Farms School:
- Study suggests getting blood pressure even lower saves lives Updated: Sep-12-15 2:05 am
WASHINGTON - Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
- Longtime crossing guard given gifts, police medal Updated: Sep-11-15 5:01 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Angel Stinnett of Terre Haute wanted to help out her 82-year-old grandfather, Morris Wheeler, who needed new appliances.
- Ex-Nebraska PA announcer pleads not guilty in theft case Updated: Sep-09-15 9:57 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The former public address announcer at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium in Lincoln has pleaded not guilty to theft and other charges.