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  • Obamacare's healthcare.gov flagged in Heartbleed review

    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration...

  • Bill Clinton's White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    President Obama is naming a veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.

  • Marshal shoots defendant at Utah federal courthouse

    A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said.

  • NYC comptroller questions oil company's NRA giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman's reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser...

  • Durant hospital in Oklahoma agrees to settle health care fraud case

    A hospital in Durant and its parent company have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims alleging that an otolaryngologist billed the state's Medicaid program for unnecessary sinus surgeries performed on children.

  • Pat Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.

  • New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas

    Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul, but advocates aren't giving up on the idea, despite a new law indefinitely blocking an expansion.

  • Seattle businesses launch $15 minimum wage group

    As the drumbeat for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle grew louder last year following the election of a Socialist City Councilmember and a new mayor, the business community remained fairly quiet.

  • Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey

    Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

  • South Carolina data security efforts, monitoring may cost $27m

    South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax-collection agency.

  • Alaska Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

    The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state's pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.

  • Pennsylvania labor dispute law change runs into opposition

    A proposal to change Pennsylvania law regarding stalking and harassment in labor disputes is generating a dispute among Republicans in the state Legislature.

  • Missouri groups spent $200k on lawmakers' trips

    Industry and special interest groups have spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers.

  • Colorado nears decision on spending pot taxes

    Colorado budget-writers are nearing a decision on how new marijuana taxes should be spent.



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